May will see many new episodes of Disney+ Originals added including a brand new series, “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian“, “It’s A Dog Life With Bill Farmer” and the finale of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated throughout April & May with new additions as they are announced. Content may vary depending on your country.
Here is the full rundown:
Friday May 1st
Prop Culture (Global)
This anthology series that takes a unique look at beloved films—including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Tron, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit—through the props and costumes (now modern ‘artifacts’) that made them unique. We’ll hear from the craftspeople who created them, the actors who interacted with them, and the collectors/archives who own and cherish them in the show, which will be hosted by film historian/collector Dan Lanigan. All 8 episodes of this new show will drop on May 1st.
Prop Culture Episode 101 – “Mary Poppins”
Dan learns the stories behind props from Disney’s beloved classic “Mary Poppins.”
Prop Culture Episode 102 – “Tron”
Dan enters the world of “Tron” and restores one of the movie’s most memorable props.
Prop Culture Episode 103 – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Join Dan as he meets creative contributors behind Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Prop Culture Episode 104 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
Travel with Dan to uncover treasures from “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
Prop Culture Episode 105 – “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”
Join Dan as he explores the futuristic inventions from “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
Prop Culture Episode 106 – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Dan investigates props from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Prop Culture Episode 107 – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Dan uncovers the secrets behind Walt Disney’s OSCAR® winning film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
Prop Culture Episode 108 – “The Muppet Movie”
Come along for a road trip adventure with Dan to find missing props from “The Muppet Movie.”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Episode 11 (Global)
After capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka’s journey to the Jedi Council is disrupted when Order 66 is declared, turning her world upside down.
Disney Family Sundays Episode 126 – “Star Wars: Clock”
The Kurzawa family joins Amber for a craft inspired by “Star Wars.”
One Day At Disney Episode 122 – “Robin Roberts: Good Morning America Co-Anchor”
Follow along as GMA Co-Anchor Robin Roberts takes us behind-the-scenes of America’s favorite morning show. From covering breaking world news on a daily basis to chronicling her personal health battle on air in 2012, Robin shows what it takes to be a part of the well-oiled machine that sets the tone for America’s day.
Be Our Chef Episode 106 – “Slimy Yet Satisfying” (Global)
In this “Lion King” inspired challenge, the Perez family and Platt family are competing to rule the land as they figure out a way to include veggies in a dish that’s fit for the whole family. Just as Simba didn’t want to eat bugs at first, kids sometimes don’t want to eat their vegetables. These families will be tasked with incorporating vegetables into a dish that they all will find satisfying.
The Princess Bride
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.
George of the Jungle (US)
After Baby George survives a plane crash in the jungle, he is rescued and then adopted by a wise ape. Years later, grown-up George saves a US noble woman, Ursula Stanhope while she is on a safari—and takes her to the jungle to live with him. While Ursula’s lover continues his search for Ursula and the one who took her, George slowly learns the rules of human relationships.
Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey (US)
Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Homeward Bound 2 (US)
When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.
Awesome Animals (S1)
Birth of Europe (S1)
This 3 episode series details the epic story of the origin of Europe – a place with a surprisingly diverse nature stretching from the snowy far north to the coast of Africa. Defined by volcanoes, ice ages, the collision of continents and even asteroids, the legacy of human history masks its awe-inspiring geological past. Born in the early days of the Earth, Europe is constantly being affected by the powerful forces of Mother Nature. It was forged in the fire and crushed by the collision of continents, carved by water and fire.
Bride of Boogedy
In this sequel to the made-for-television Disney family classic, Mr. Boogedy, the Davis family deals with the return of Mr. Boogedy and his never-ending hunt for Widow Marion as well as a rival gag-store competitor who really has it out for Carleton. Meanwhile, the town of Lucifer Falls is planning a big carnival which the mean Mr. Lynch seeks to ruin- if Boogedy doesn’t see to that first.
Buried Secrets of the Bible with Albert Lin (S1)
Scientist Albert Lin investigates two biblical stories about the Parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
CAR SOS (S1 – S7)
Continuing their mission to save every decayed classic car they can get their hands on, the Car S.O.S. crew is back for their third series. Parts-blagging Petrol Head Tim Shaw and Master Mechanic Fuzz Townshend are determined to hunt down charismatic cars with deserving owners and get their pride and joy up and running and back on the road… where they belong.
Disney Kirby Buckets (S1-S3)
This single-camera animation/live-action hybrid comedy revolves around Kirby Buckets, a kid who dreams of being the biggest animator in the world. His drawings take shape as he and his best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous adventures.
How to Play Baseball
It’s time to teach fans how to play baseball.
In Beaver Valley
A nature outing. Beavers build dams that create an ecosystem for other animals. Moose, deer, chipmunks, birds, and various animals make appearances.
Lost Treasures of Egypt (S1)
An immersive, action-packed and discovery-led series following International teams of Egyptologists as they unearth the world’s richest seam of ancient archaeology – Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
Love & Vets (S1)
With three animal hospitals, husband-and-wife veterinarians Dr. Will Draper and Dr. Fran Tyler divide and conquer to treat the pets that flock to their practice. But running a successful vet practice while juggling the demands of a busy family life – which includes their four teens, four dogs, two cats, two restaurants and grandma down the street – can lead to some hairy situations!
Nature’s Half Acre
The variety of wildlife in a meadow – particularly insects and flowers – is observed over the course of a year, through the use of microphotography and time-lapse photography.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he’s not sure if it’s love — or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Prairie Dog Manor (S1)
Behavioral ecologist John Hoogland explores a prairie dog colony near the New Mexico-Colorado border containing more than its fair share of drama.
Primal Survivor (S1-S4)
Hazen Audel embarks on an epic trek that will mirror a traditional Berber nomad journey across the Saharan desert cauldron to an oasis.
Prowlers of the Everglades
Prowlers of the Everglades is a 1953 American short documentary film directed by James Algar. The film was produced by Ben Sharpsteen as part of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries.
Secrets of the Zoo
One of the largest and most popular zoos in the US, Ohio’s renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its conservation park The Wilds, houses more than 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres. It’s also the part-time home of beloved wildlife guru Jack Hanna, the zoo’s director emeritus. Now, Nat Geo Wild is taking viewers inside the grounds and allowing them to experience what visitors can’t: compelling, heartwarming stories, and behind-the-scenes moments and adventures. `Secrets of the Zoo’ introduces both the animals and the legions of workers who create unforgettable connections between people and wildlife.
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa embraces the wild side of the Sunshine State. With a stellar zoo team devoted to the exotic cast of animals, this dedicated team cares for both their lovable zoo family as well as rescues and rehabs animals in need, including orphaned black bear cubs, injured panthers, manatees, otters and alligators.
Survive the Tribe (S1)
Wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel attempts to stay alive in some of the world’s most inhospitable places by using centuries-old techniques. Hazen joins tribes in the rainforests of Ecuador, the Kalahari Desert of Namibia, the mountains of western Mongolia, the frozen Arctic of Canada, in equatorial Kenya, and on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean to learn the skills firsthand. He hunts with bows and poisoned arrows, climbs harsh mountains in search of prey, and harvests food beneath shifting sea ice, among other challenges that push him to his limits.
United States of Animals (S1)
Journey across the United States to explore the animals found across the country.
Unlikely Animal Friends (S3)
Friends are there for you when you need a shoulder to lean on. But who says only humans have friends? Join us for Unlikely Animal Friends!
True life adventures presenting strange facts about the world we live in, following the lives of water birds including gannets, terns, pelicans, ducks and wading birds.
Saturday May 2nd
John Carter (US)
John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Monday May 4th
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren. Warning: Some flashing-lights scenes in this film may affect photosensitive viewers.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Episode 12 – Season Finale (Global)
After seven seasons, one of the most critically acclaimed chapters in the Star Wars saga, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” will come to a close on a special day, Monday, May 4, giving fans around the world the chance to watch the finale together for Star Wars Day.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Global)
“Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” is an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on The Mandalorian. Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, behind the scenes footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.
In the first episode, the filmmakers speak about their individual journeys on the way to the director’s chair and take us inside the filmmaking process of The Mandalorian.
Friday May 8th
Disney Family Sundays Episode 127 – “Star Wars: Hanging Art”
The Freeman family joins Amber for a craft inspired by “Star Wars.
One Day At Disney – Episode 123 – “Joe Hernandez: Attractions Host”
Ride along with Attractions Host Joe Hernandez aboard the historic Mark Twain Riverboat and take in the iconic scenery around the Disneyland Resort. From the helm of the wheelhouse, Joe creates a mesmerizing and memorable experience for all guests, young and old, as they embark on one of Disneyland Resort’s favorite floating adventures
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Global) – Episode 2 “Legacy”
The team behind The Mandalorian examines the profound impact of George Lucas’ STAR WARS
Disney Insider Episode 105 – “Running through Disney, Sorcerer’s Arena, Opening the Archives”
This week on Disney Insider, run Disney goes behind the scenes on how they plan a marathon through The Walt Disney World Resort that puts a smile on every racer’s face. Meet the team behind the new interactive game Disney Sorcerer’s Arena that lets fans play as one of over 100 Disney and Pixar characters. The Walt Disney Archives celebrates its 50th anniversary by putting 400 iconic props, costumes and original artwork on display.
Be Our Chef Episode 107 – “Anyone Can Cook”
In round seven of “Be Our Chef”, the Perez and Wells families are tasked with reimagining their own family-inspired “Ratatouille” dish. Both families explore the French Pavilion at Epcot to test out the culinary wonders of the park, while they visit with Remy and Emile for inspiration.
Tuesday May 12th
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II
“The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” with Ryan Seacrest returning as host and all-new star-studded performances, inventive at-home choreography and even more Disney magic. The animated Mickey also returns to guide the on-screen lyrics, allowing audiences, families, roommates and loved ones to follow along in perfect harmony with their favorite celebrities as they sing beloved Disney melodies.
Friday May 15th
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil
In this sequel, Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.
It’s A Dog Life With Bill Farmer – Episode 1 (Global) – Season Premiere
“Whale Poop Dogs & Sheep Herding Dogs”
The iconic voice of Goofy and Pluto for more than 30 years, Disney Legend Bill Farmer steps out from behind the microphone to meet his own favorite characters — dogs! Join Bill as he crosses the country meeting dogs doing all kinds of incredible jobs that make our lives better.
In the series premiere, Bill is at sea with a dog who sniffs for whale poop. Then, he meets a dog keeping a sheep ranch moving.
Be Our Chef – Episode 108 – “Worth Melting For”
In this round the Merrill family and Platt family are challenged to create a cold delicious dessert inspired by Elsa’s icy powers. The families visit Epcot’s Norway Pavilion to see the pastry display at the Nordic bakery and after a warm hug from Olaf, they head to the kitchen to heat things up. Which family will be left out in the cold?
Disney Family Sundays Episode 128 “Beauty and the Beast: Stained Glass”
The Kurzawa family and Amber create a piece of art inspired by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
One Day At Disney Episode 124 “Stephanie Carroll: Ranch Hand”
Fulfilling her lifelong dream of working with horses, Stephanie Carroll has served as a Ranch Hand at Walt Disney World Resort’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch for over 8 years. From caring for the majestic Cinderella Ponies to driving the Main Street Trolley, Stephanie creates magical moments for guests by bringing fantasies to life through her love of horses.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 103 – “Cast”
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers discuss the making of The Mandalorian.
Fury Files gives viewers top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. intel on key Marvel heroes and villains. All of this is told by none other than the mysterious Fury, bringing together a mix of animation and motion comic art! Looking to download a bunch of information about every single hero? Fury’s got you covered.
Monday 18th May
“Taylor Swift City Of Lover Concert”
Filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris, France, Swift performs songs from her award-winning album “Lover” to an intimate crowd of fans from 37 countries, traveling to the City of Love for this once-in-a-lifetime concert. The musical event gives fans unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist.
Friday May 22nd
The Big Fib
(All 15 Episodes Available)
Ever thought you could spot a fib better than a kid? Find out on The Big Fib. A new Disney+game show, hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E. In each episode of this comedy game show, a kid starts by playing a warm up round where a silly liar and an authentic expert share fabulous fibs and fun facts.
Starring up and coming comedic talent, this round is played for laughs as well as always having a nugget of real information about the topic be it ice cream, tree climbing or toy design. Next our kid contestant plays the main round where they question an expert who’s paired with a really good liar on the same topic. It’s up to our kid to find the fibber. There are visual clues, fascinating props, a hot seat round of rapid fire questions and various topics, including jellyfish, venom and killer plants.
The show culminates with the expert and liar standing under the Fib Foam machine to await their fate. If our kid chooses correctly, the liar gets foamed. The Big Fib is full of outrageous truths that sound like lies and audacious lies that sound like the truth.
Sparkshort – “Out”
It’s A Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer Episode 102 – “Dogs & Cheetahs & Companion Dogs”
Bill meets a dog whose friend is a Cheetah. Then, he meets a helpful companion dog
Disney Family Sundays Episode 129 – “Bambi: Lanterns”
The Pyle-Lawrence family joins Amber to make a craft inspired by Disney’s “Bambi.
One Day At Disney Episode 125 “Ed Fritz: Imagineering Ride Engineer”
Ride Project Engineering Executive Ed Fritz brings new attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage to life through cutting edge immersive and interactive technology. From the initial sketch to the grand opening, Ed is one of the many talented cast members behind Disney’s favorite attractions.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 104 – “Technology”
Favreau and team reveal how a new filmmaking technology was used to bring The Mandalorian to life
Be Our Chef Episode 109 – “Tiana’s Palace” (Global)
The Wells and Robbins families leap into action when tasked to conjure up an inspired “Princess and the Frog” dish that could be served at Tiana’s Palace restaurant. Before heading to the kitchen, the families hop on over to Magic Kingdom Park to get cooking advice from Princess Tiana herself. Whose dish will give them a fighting chance at the finale?
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story (US)
A documentary about the troubled sibling relationship between Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman — aka The Sherman Brothers — the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters famous for their iconic Disney and Family Movie hits.
Disney Just Roll with It (S1)
A sitcom about fun-loving newlyweds and their polar-opposite stepsiblings gets an improvisational twist as members of the studio audience vote on the direction of key scenes in each episode.
Disney Mech-X4 (S1-2)
Ryan Walker mysteriously awakens MECH-X4, a giant robot built to defend Bay City against impending doom. When monsters begin to descend, Ryan recruits his two best friends and his brother to help pilot the robot that is their only hope of saving their town from mass destruction.
Disney Vampirina (S2)
A young vampire girl faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair
A musical animated history of fairs and a look at the wide range of exhibits displayed at the 1964 World’s Fair.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Heartland Docs, DVM (S1)
In picturesque rural Nebraska, the husband and wife veterinary team of Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder cares for the region’s many animals in need.
Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.
Marvel’s Future Adventures (S2)
Marvel’s Future Avengers follows Makoto, a young boy who developed superpowers from a Hydra genetic engineering experiment, and his friends Adi and Chloe as they train under Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as apprentices, dubbing themselves the “Future Avengers.”
Friday May 29th
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer Episode 103 – “Macot Dogs & Guide Dogs for Runners”
Bill is at Texas A&M to meet their mascot. Then, he’s in New York to meet a guide dog for a runner.
One Day At Disney Episode 126 – “Jerome Ranft: Pixar Sculpton”
Pixar sculptor Jerome Ranft spends his days creating characters the old-fashioned way. Through the use of clay, Ranft is responsible for helping imagine Pixar characters in a tangible way that modern technology has yet to replicate. Molding, sculpting and carving all come into play as Jerome employs his elegant – and yet occasionally messy – craft.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 105 – “Practical”
The team celebrates the artistry behind the practical models, effects and animatronic creatures
Be Our Chef Episode 110 – “Woody’s Lunchbox” (Global)
In round ten of “Be Our Chef” two families are inspired by Pixar’s Toy Story. These two families will have to bring new life to their favorite childhood snack. Before heading into the kitchen, the families visit Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to play with Woody and Jessie and to sample some out-of-this-world snacks! The stakes are high with only one team able to make it in to the finale!
Disney Family Sundays Episode 130 – “Nightmare Before Christmas: Candy Bowl”
The Freemans work on a Halloween -themed craft inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Oscar-nominated animated short keeping the youngest Simpson company during an eventful session at the Ayn Rand School for Tots.
Disney Gabby Duran & the Unsittables (S1) (US/Canada)
Gabby Duran, who constantly feels like she’s living in the shadows of her mother and younger sister, finally finds her moment to shine when she inadvertently lands an out-of-this-world job to babysit an unruly group of very important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth with their families, disguised as everyday kids.
Disney The Evermoor Chronicles (S1-2) (US/Canada/UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)
A young girl and her blended family move to the small cottage town of Evermoor. All is well until sinister things start to happen, magic tapestries, an enchanted typewriter. Only a few of the strange things found in the town of Evermoor.
Mickey and the Seal – (US/Canada/UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)
Mickey goes to the Seal Park and accidentally brings a seal home with him.
The Moon-Spinners – (US/Canada/UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)
Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there is nice English lad Mark to make friends with, at least until Stratos and his pal take a shot at him one night. When Nikky helps him hide she finds the Greeks are after her too.
Violetta tells the story of a musically talented teenager (played by Argentine actress Martina Stoessel) who returns to her native Buenos Aires with her father, Herman, (played by Diego Ramos) after living in Europe for several years, navigating the trials and tribulations of growing up.
What are you looking forward to seeing in May?
NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated throughout April & May with new additions as they are announced. Content may vary depending on your country.
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.