Spring is underway and in April we are going to see lots of new Disney+ Originals including multiple specials arriving on Earth Day plus much more.

NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated with new additions as they are announced. The list is also subject to change. Content may vary depending on your country and this list is based on the US release schedule.


Here is the full rundown:


Friday 1st April 2022


Better Nate Than Ever

The film is based on the popular book “Better Nate Than Ever”, which is about 13-year-old Pittsburgher Nate Foster who sneaks off with his best friend Libby to a major musical audition in the Big Apple after not being cast in their school play.


Hot Shots

Topper Harley, a top gun fighter pilot is on a mission to destroy Saddam Hussein’s nuclear plants. Unfortunately, Topper is psychologically imbalanced and is sure to crack under pressure.


Hot Shots – Part Deux

Charlie Sheen returns as a former renegade pilot who’s recruited to rescue U.S. hostages – as well as the hostages’ previous unsuccessful rescue team!


Herbie: Fully Loaded

Maggie, an aspiring racer, discovers Herbie, a Volkswagen Beetle, that is sentient. She and the car then bond together and become a formidable tandem on the race track.



Wednesday 6th April 2022


Moon Knight – Episode 2

The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.


The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 8

A continuation of the acclaimed series, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” follows the adventures and misadventures of newly 14-year-old Penny Proud and her Proud Family as they navigate modern life with hilarity and heart. The 2020s brings new career highs for mom Trudy, wilder dreams for dad Oscar and new challenges for Penny, including a socially woke neighbor who thinks she has a lot to teach her, bullying social media influencers who want to cancel her and her own teenage hormones. Penny’s friends return, including Dijonay, LaCienega, Zoey and Michael. Penny’s Suga Mama also returns, ready as ever to dispense tough love or a gentle hand whenever Penny needs it. Among the new faces are Maya and KG, new kids who not only have to deal with the struggles of being the new kid but also having two dads, a first for Smithville.


Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals (S1, 4 episodes)

Minnie and her best friend Daisy Duck take on their newest venture: running a party planning business called the Polka Dot Party Palace.


Just Like Me! – Seasons 1 – 3

In ‘Just Like Me!’ we follow five teen vloggers. Every week they meet up in a juice bar on a boat. Here they collaborate, share their creativity, record videos and discuss their online reputation and daily life. Each has their own specific talents and the series is also about the development of these talents. ‘Just Like Me!’ is a scripted reality comedy, set entirely in and around the juice bar.


 

Life Below Zero (Season 18)

People living in Alaska talk about their daily struggles and explain the different techniques they use to survive in a sub-zero-degree environment.


The Ghost and Molly McGee (Season 1, Episodes 7, 12–15)

Tween optimist Molly McGee and a grumpy ghost named Scratch become bound to each other when one of Scratch’s spells backfires. Molly lives to make the world a better place, fix what has gone wrong, and spread joy, whereas Scratch wants to make the world a worse place, break what has gone right, and spread misery. Despite their differences, the two form an unlikely friendship and find themselves helping each other through the ups and downs of their respective worlds.

Friday 8th April 2022


Chasing Mavericks

Jay Moriarity, a young surfer, aims to ride the Mavericks, one of the biggest tidal waves in the world. He enlists a local surfing legend’s help to reach his goal.


Jordan Rides The Bus

In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball.


Silly Little Game

Silly Little Game is an ESPN 30 for 30 film that looks at the ten people, led by Daniel Okrent, who came together to form the first Rotisserie League, named after an overpriced chicken joint where they occasionally met.


Four Days In October

A look at one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sports, the 2004 ALCS that saw the Boston Red Sox become the first team in history to erase a 3-0 deficit against their rivals, the Yankees.


Fernando Nation

In Fernando Nation, Mexican-born and Los Angeles-raised director Cruz Angeles traces the history of a community that was torn apart when Dodger Stadium was built in Chavez Ravine and then revitalized by one of the most captivating pitching phenoms baseball has ever seen.


Wednesday 13th April 2022


The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 9

“Raging Bully” – LaCienega feels threatened by her ugly-duckling-turned-beautiful-swan cousin, LaBrea, as her quinceañera approaches. Sunset’s sister, Melrose, goads her into making poor choices.


Moon Knight – Episode 3

No episode details have yet been provided


Ice Age: Scrat Tales

“Ice Age: Scrat Tales” is a series of six all-new animated shorts starring Scrat, the hapless saber-toothed squirrel of the “Ice Age” adventures, who experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood, as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn. Featuring the vocal talents of Chris Wedges (Scrat) and Karl Wahlgren (Baby Scrat), the series is produced by Anthony Nisi, with Robert L. Baird and Andrew Millstein serving as executive producers



Zeke And Luther – Seasons 1-3

Lifelong buddies Zeke and Luther take their play seriously: The 15-year-olds are hell-bent on becoming world-famous skateboarders, and though that goal is far from being realized, if ever, the boys continue to dream big, and their focus is not sidetracked by skeptics and wipeouts.


Alex & Co – Seasons 1-3

The series follows Alex Leoni, an Italian teen alongside his friends Christian Alessi, Nicole de Ponte, Sam Costa and Emma Ferrari as students of the Melsher Institute.


Raven’s Home (S5, 5 episodes)

Single mother Raven Baxter raises her children along with her friend, Chelsea. Things take a turn when Raven’s son starts showing psychic abilities.


Puppy Dog Pals (Season 5, Episodes 7–11)

Puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly like to be around Bob, their owner, and help him do various activities. While he is away, they travel across the neighbourhood and complete exciting missions.


Spidey and His Amazing Friends (Season 1, Episodes 18–21)

Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy join forces with Hulk, Ms Marvel and Black Panther to fight their common enemies and learn that working together as a team is the best.

Wednesday 20th April 2022


Moon Knight – Episode 4

No episode details have yet been provided

 


The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 10 – Finale

“Old Towne Road” – When Trudy tracks Suga Mama’s family to Oklahoma, the Prouds head to the family rodeo, where Suga Mama’s painful history will be revealed. Oscar discovers he’s a natural cowboy.

 


Once – Seasons 1 – 3

“O11CE” tells the story of Gabo Moreti (Mariano González), a teenager who is passionate about soccer who lives with his grandmother in a small town called Álamo Seco. His great soccer skills do not go unnoticed for Francisco (Nicolás Pauls), head coach of the prestigious Instituto Académico Deportivo (IAD), who decides to grant him a scholarship. Gabo begins his adventure with a trip to Buenos Aires to live at the IAD’s residence. His dream is to become a great player, but he doesn’t know that in that path destiny will make him discover the secrets of his family life.


Friday 22nd April 2022


The Simpsons – When Billie Met Lisa

In “When Billie Met Lisa,” Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she’ll never forget.


Disneynature’s “Polar Bear”

The film tells the story of a new mother whose memories of her own youth prepare her to navigate motherhood in the increasingly challenging world that polar bears face today. Helmed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, the directing team behind Disneynature’s “Penguins,” and produced by Fothergill, Wilson, Jason Roberts, Keith Scholey and Roy Conli. Two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keeneer (“Capote,” “Being John Malkovich”) is narrating “Polar Bear.”


Bear Witness

“Bear Witness” journeys alongside the filmmakers behind Disneynature’s “Polar Bear” as they face profound challenges 300 miles from the North Pole. The team, who created a revolutionary arctic camp on site, navigated virtually impassible snow drifts and tenuous sea ice, garnering unprecedented footage revealing adaptive behaviors that surprised even this veteran team of filmmakers


“Explorer: The Last Tepui”

The Disney+ Earth Day special “Explorer: The Last Tepui,” from National Geographic, follows elite climber Alex Honnold (“Free Solo”) and a world-class climbing team led by National Geographic Explorer and climber Mark Synnott on a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle as they attempt a first-ascent climb up a 1000 foot sheer cliff. Their goal is to deliver legendary biologist and National Geographic Explorer Bruce Means to the top of a massive “island in the sky” known as a tepui. The team must first trek miles of treacherous jungle terrain to help Dr. Means complete his life’s work, searching the cliff wall for undiscovered animal species. The one-hour special is the newest installment of National Geographic’s long-running “Explorer” series. This Earth Day, learn why the tepuis – much like the Galapagos – are a treasure trove of biodiversity worth protecting.


“The Biggest Little Farm: The Return”

The Disney+ Earth Day special “The Biggest Little Farm: The Return,” from National Geographic, is based on the 2018 award-winning feature documentary film that tells the story of John and Molly Chester, who abandon their urban life in Los Angeles to live on a barren farm to grow delicious food in harmony with nature in Ventura County. The new special follows the farmers’ 10-year tireless journey as they transform the land into a magical working farm and document the whole process in this heartwarming special that is akin to a real-life “Charlotte’s Web.” Apricot Lane Farms is a beautiful, complex world that reflects our planet’s biodiversity, and this special introduces audiences to animals that will quickly burrow into their hearts, like Emma the pig who welcomes her newest litter and an adorable lamb named Moe who befriends the family. This Earth Day, see how the farmers utilize the interconnectedness of nature to help build soil health, maximize biodiversity, and regeneratively grow the most nutrient-dense food possible.


Growing Up Wild

From their first steps of exploring their world to their final steps into independence, the film reveals the triumphs and setbacks of five young animals, in which instinct, parental lessons, and trial and error ultimately define their destinies. With a little guidance from sage family members, each must figure out how and where to find food while learning to recognize the very real threat of danger.


Buried Secrets Of Cordoba

Beneath Cordoba’s modern streets lie traces of the city’s long-forgotten history; explorer Fabio Amador joins archaeologists as they use advanced technology to unearth the city’s buried mysteries


Buried Secrets Of Keros

An investigative journey set in the heart of the Aegean Sea. A team of archaeologists unveil what may be the world’s oldest maritime sanctuary.


The Kangaroo King

The parched central deserts in the heartland of Australia set the scene for a story of endurance against the odds and what it takes to survive.


The Phantom Cat

Film maker Christian Baumeister travels through the Pantanal in search of South America’s largest and most elusive big cat, the jaguar.


Return Of The Clouded Leopards

Two rare 6-week-old clouded leopard cubs are given to a filmmaker, giving him the opportunity of a lifetime to examine the secret lives of big cats.


Expedition China

Parents need to know that Disneynature: Expedition China is about the making of Disney’s Born in China documentary in which expert film crews sought to find babies of rare species in their natural habitats located in remote areas of China.



Ghost Of The Mountains

Filmmakers endure brutal weather and rough terrain when they travel to the highest plateau on Earth to find the elusive snow leopard for the new documentary “Born in China.”


Wednesday 27th April 2022


Moon Knight – Episode 5

No episode details have yet been provided


Sketchbook

An intimate instructional documentary series, Sketchbook takes us onto the desks and into the lives of talented artists and animators. Each episode focuses on a single artist teaching us how to draw a single iconic character from a Walt Disney Animation Studios film. As we learn the steps to drawing these characters, we also discover that the artists themselves each have a unique story to tell about how they made their way to Disney and their chosen character. From the creators of Chef’s Table, this exclusive experience will give viewers of all ages a new understanding of how these beloved characters come to life on screen while introducing them to a new cast of real-life characters along the way.


Heartland Docs, DVM (S4)

In rural Nebraska, a husband-and-wife duo of doctors goes above and beyond to care for animals in need, even in the harshest conditions.


Amphibia (Season 3, Episodes 10–14)

Inspired by creator and executive producer Matt Braly’s heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand, Disney’s animated series chronicles the adventures of independent and fearless teen Anne Boonchuy after she is magically transported to a rural marshland full of frog people. There, Anne meets the excitable young frog Sprig Plantar; unpredictable pollywog Polly Plantar, the youngest member of the Plantar family; and overprotective and traditional grandfather Hop Pop. Stuck in this fantastical world of amphibians, Anne quickly bonds with the adventurous Sprig and discovers the true meaning of friendship.


Dino Ranch (Season 1, Episodes 20–26)


The Owl House (Season 2, Episodes 11–16)

When a human girl stumbles upon a portal to another world, she befriends a rebellious witch and a warrior. She soon discovers her dream of becoming a witch and finds herself welcome in a new family.


Primal Survivor: Escape the Amazon (Season 1)

Hazen pits his unique survival skills against the most extreme environments in the world.


Friday 29th April 2022

Day The Series Stopped

Game three of the 1989 World Series is just underway and a devastating earthquake shakes the Bay Area to its core.


Brothers In Exile

The story of half-brothers Livan and Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez. Their rise to baseball stardom in Cuba, the escape from their native island, and their improbable reunion years later as World Series champions.


Doc & Daryl

A look at former New York Mets superstar pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden and power hitter Darryl Strawberry. They were stars on a team that captured the 1986 World Series, then broke the hearts of Mets fans when their lives spiraled out of control.


Long Gone Summer

In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa embark on a chase of one of the game’s most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere.


 

NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated with new additions as they are announced. The list is also subject to change. Content may vary depending on your country and this list is based on the US release schedule.

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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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3 Comments

  1. Nicky J. O'Hagan March 25, 2022

    No new on Friday, April 15? I wish Disney+ will add the classic 20th Century Fox movies including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie on Friday, April 15.

  2. john April 1, 2022

    you

  3. Nicky J. O'Hagan April 2, 2022

    Spidey and His Amazing Friends again with the new episodes again?! Awwww, man! When is Disney+ gonna add SPIDER-MAN movies with Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield? I really wanted to see the IMAX aspect ratio for sequels only with Tom Holland on Disney+ soon really bad.