Australia and New Zealand are getting a wide range of new content for Disney+ in August, including four new Disney+ Original movies such as “The One And Only Ivan”, “Phineas & Ferb: Candace Against The Universe”, “Magic Camp” and “Howard” plus an all-new Disney Channel Original Movie, Upside-Down Magic.
NOTE – Content may vary depending on your country and maybe subject to change
Saturday August 1st
The Simpsons (Season 30)
Bart’s not dead, but is the subject of a movie starring Gal Gadot. Homer is nearly killed by Krusty the Clown. Lisa seeks asylum in Canada and much, much more in The Simpsons Season 30.
Friday August 7th
Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death due to AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.
Muppets Now (Global) – Episode 102 – “Fever Pitch”
Fozzie Bear has some big ideas for Muppets Now, and there’s no time like the deadline to start pitching! He’s found a very tough audience in Scooter, who just wants to finish uploading the latest delivery. We see the very first episode of a game show that Pepe The King Prawn totally just made up. The Swedish Chef tries to cook a better molé sauce than his competitor, Danny Trejo. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew has replaced Beaker with a new smart assistant, and things get fired up. Miss Piggy and her guests, Taye Diggs and Linda Cardellini, show viewers how to work it out when they share the secret to staying healthy.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (S16)
Viewers send in home-made videos capturing comical situations, mishaps and staged pranks. The studio audience votes for the funniest video, which wins attractive prizes.
One Day At Disney – Episode 136 – “Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director”
Creative Director Ryan Meinerding brings Marvel characters to life through innovative design every day. There’s never a dull moment as Ryan creates the first looks of characters for Marvel Studios films including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America and more. From initial sketches to special effects, Ryan oversees the process of bringing the next iteration of iconic characters to the screen.
Disney Family Sundays – Series Finale Episode 140 – “Goofy: Pencil Cup”
Who says you can’t be Goofy and organized at the same time? Not Amber or the Gubaney family, who connect to work on a Goofy-inspired craft. She will show them how to turn a simple item from the cupboard into a fun organizational tool that’s sure to stand out. Meanwhile, the biggest challenge of all may be figuring out which Gubaney is the Goofiest!
Pixar In Real Life – Episode 110 – “WALL·E: BnL Pop-up Shop”
When Buy N Large opens its first store in New York City, hungry customers get a taste of the future
Friday August 14th
“The Greatest Showman”
Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical – inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum – celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.
Weird But True – Episode 301 – Dinosaurs
Hosts Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi don’t have tickets to their favorite actress’ movie premiere, but somehow their friends do. Charlie and Carly’s quest to get to the Alabama Cones premiere takes them on a fascinating journey to Dinosaur National Monument. There, they hatch a plan with a paleontologist to “dig up” the dough.
Muppets Now – Episode 103 – “Getting Testy”
Joe, the new legal counsel for The Muppets, interrupts the scheduled delivery of Muppets Now to announce that all streaming content must be vetted by a focus group. Things go from bad to worse when Scooter meets up with the assigned test audience – curmudgeonly critics Statler & Waldorf. The Swedish Chef collaborates with Chef Roy Choi as the two try to make a one-of-kind kalbi bowl. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, enlist a Pizza Delivery Person (Al Madrigal) to explore velocity. Miss Piggy and her guests, Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs, dig deep into the workings of a healthy relationship. Pepe The King Prawn’s unbelievable game show features new contestants, new challenges, new rules, and no planning at all
Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock! Season 2
A young vampire girl faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
Scrapyard Supercar, Season 1
Petrolhead Shane Lynch is setting two teams of amateur mechanics a task of epic proportions; they have just four days to build monster machines that can out-perform a ‘top-trump’ attribute of a supercar! Under the expert guidance of head-engineer Ralph Hosier, theyve got free reign in an automotive scrapyard to build their vehicles, before going head-to-head on the racetrack to see which performs best. Through the teams trials and tribulations, we will learn how supercars work, and learn just how hard it is to achieve perfection. From acceleration to braking, handling to grip, this is a true test of beauty vs beast. Scrapyard Supercar.
Weird But True! Season 2
One Day At Disney – Episode 137 – “Pavan Komkai: Broadcast Engineer”
Manager of Broadcast Engineering at Disney Streaming Services, Pavan “Billy” Komkai explains the unique process of broadcasting live sports on ESPN+ for fans around the world. No matter the time of day or the location of the event, Disney’s Streaming Services team provides viewers with high-quality coverage of diverse sporting events every day.
Magic Camp – Premiere
A group of misfit campers help a down-on-his-luck magician rediscover his love of magic in Disney’s “Magic Camp,” a heartwarming comedy about finding joy and confidence in self-acceptance.
In this enchanting fantasy movie based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book, Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s unconventional powers land her in a class for those with wonky, or “upside-down,” magic. Undaunted, Nory sets out to prove that that upside-down magic can be just as powerful as right-side-up.
Playtime With Puppy Dog Pals Puppy Playcare, Season 2
Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe. Whether helping their owner Bob or assisting a friend in need, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.
Nature Boom Time (S1)
“Nature Boom Time!” is an educational show about nature and the environment produced by World By Charlie Productions and currently airing on Nat Geo WILD. The show follows Charlie, Kirby, and Patrick – three perpetually enthusiastic best friends – as they travel around the United States to learn about trees and what makes nature incredibly awesome. Science and history are explained with paper cutouts and goofy girl Casey back at headquarters!
Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge (S1)
Join Sam Peltz, a wildlife enthusiast, as she takes on a new wildlife challenge! See Sam get up close and personal with a kinkajou, giraffes, penguins, and more!
Scuba Sam’s World (S1)
Learn some of the coolest facts about marine wildlife and the ocean as you join Scuba Sam on an aquatic journey and discover the wonders of the underwater world. Dive in as she teaches you about manta rays, nudibranchs, clownfish, jellyfish, and more so you can see for yourself why the ocean is such an amazing place for these creatures.
Spaced Out (S1)
Ever wanted to journey into space? Wondered about the Milky Way or if aliens really exist? Then get Spaced Out! Learn about our universe through imagery taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, and see how it inspires our world and culture.
Friday August 21st
The One And Only Ivan (Global)
Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant and Bob the dog. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
Weird But True – Episode 302 – National Parks
To protect or enjoy? Hosts Carly and Charlie have two very different plans for the backyard and cannot come to an agreement. Carly thinks backyards are to be enjoyed, and Charlie thinks they should be protected. A visit with park rangers from Yellowstone National Park might just help settle Carly and Charlie’s debate.
The Muppets – Episode 104 – “Sleep Mode”
Scooter wakes up in horror to discover his all-nighters have finally gotten the best of him, and he has only 30 minutes to upload Muppets Now. With the clock ticking and his eyelids drooping, Scooter enlists Animal to help him stay awake. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, conduct a series of vibrational experiments with the help of a lonely, outdated computer. The Swedish Chef uncovers the secrets of Spaghetti Carbonara when staring down his competitor, Giuseppe Losavio. Miss Piggy sits down with Aubrey Plaza to conduct a fabulous one-on-one interview. Later, she looks out for number one as she focuses on self-care with guests Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs.
One Day At Disney – Episode 138 – “Heather Bartleson: Holiday Services”
As Senior Facilities Coordinator for Holiday Services, Heather Bartleson helps bring the holiday spirt to Disney. From parks, resorts, cruise lines and more, Bartleson works year-round to ensure the Holiday Services Team has everything they need to create holiday themed environments that immerse guests and create magical holiday moments.
Back to the Titanic
Back to the Titanic documents the first manned dives to Titanic in nearly 15 years. New footage reveals fresh decay and sheds light on the ship’s future.
Mars: One Day on the Red Planet
An epic journey revealing the real Mars, as you’ve never seen it before. Using data from orbiters and rovers to build accurate views of the red planet and uncover its secrets. On a single circuit of Mars from dawn to dusk, encounter monster volcanos, ancient lakes, alien ice-worlds and spacecraft crash sites. Explore humanity’s Martian obsession, join the relentless search for life there, and hunt for a human home on the red planet’s surface.
Top 10 Biggest Beasts Ever
Before man ruled the world, Earth was a land of giants. Count down the biggest beasts of their kind to ever roam the planet in this eye-opening special, and uncover the secret lives of these supersized species. From birds with plane-length wingspans, to dinosaurs rivalling a Boeing 737, this stunning CGI special goes in search of the truth behind these monsters, counting down the ten largest and most extraordinary finds. From handling the recently unearthed bones of a dinosaur far larger than previously known, to analysing the flight technique of a giant seven-metre bird –uncover the unique adaptations that allowed each animal to thrive. Visual stunts and surprising size comparisons bring each beast vividly back to life in ever-increasing sizes. Get ready for a dramatic countdown of the most mind-blowing lost giants.
Friday August 28th
“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe.”
“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.
Weird But True – Episode 303 – Farming
Charlie and Carly run a fruit-and-vegetable stand outside of headquarters, but lately, they’ve been selling out of their crops faster than they can grow them. Carly has an idea to turn the garden into a farm, but they don’t have enough space to grow everything they need outside. She takes Charlie on a trip to an indoor vertical farm in NYC to learn new possibilities of farming!
Muppets Now (Global) – Episode 105 – “The I.T. Factor”
Chip the I.T. guy installs an upgrade to Scooter’s overtaxed computer just as Scooter is beginning to upload the latest episode of Muppets Now. Scooter must work fast to get everything in place before the hard reboot goes into effect. Miss Piggy takes a trip through the topic of travel with guests Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs. Pepe The King Prawn makes up a new game show on the spot, and the contestants do their best to keep up. Uncle Deadly demonstrates the drama, disciplines, and danger of stage combat for Muppet fanboy, Walter. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew puts the pressure on his assistant, Beaker, with a hydraulic-press experiment that requires a personal touch
One Day At Disney – Episode 139 – “Eric Baker: Imagineering Creative Director”
Step into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with Walt Disney Imagineer & Creative Director Eric Baker as he helps create this new, exciting land. From traveling the globe in search of props to overseeing larger-than-life installations, Eric is constantly reimagining how to elevate the park guest experience so they are in awe each time they step into new lands and attractions.
NOTE – Content may vary depending on your country and maybe subject to change.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in August?
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.