It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in the week ahead in the UK and Ireland. This week’s biggest new release is the new Disney+ Original movie, Howard, plus some new library content including four seasons of the smash-hit series, Once Upon A Time.
NOTE – Content may vary depending on your country and maybe subject to change
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.
UFO Europe: The Untold Stories (S1) (US/Canada/UK/Ireland)
A selection of stories featuring encounters and sightings of the unexplained.
One Day At Disney – Episode 136 – “Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director” (Global)
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” (Global)
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” (Global)
When Buy N Large opens its first store in New York City, hungry customers get a taste of the future
Once Upon A Time – (S1-4) (UK/Ireland)
Emma Swan’s past disasters drag her into the small town of Maine. She is the long-lost daughter of a king, who must protect her town from the curse of an evil queen.
Alex & Co (S1-3) (UK/Ireland)
A group of friends studying in the same school discover their love for music after they find a room in their school that has restricted entry.
Andi Mack (S3) (UK/Ireland)
Life goes from routine to a roller-coaster ride overnight for artistic teenager Andi Mack. It all happens on the eve of her 13th birthday when free-spirited older sister Bex — who has been traveling around the world — returns home to make a revelation, which changes everything for the Mack family. It turns out that Bex isn’t Andi’s sister — she is her mother — and Celia, who Andi thought was her mom, is actually her grandmother. Learning this family secret sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery. She’s not alone on her journey, as best friends Cyrus and Buffy are also trying to figure out their places in the world.
What are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ this week?
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.