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 US and Canada. This week’s biggest new release is the new Disney+ Original movie, Howard, plus some new library content that include multiple big blockbuster movies and more.
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.
The X-Men, a group of mutants with extraordinary powers, wage a fight against both intolerance, and a fellow band of radical mutants intent on exterminating the human race.
The Peanuts Movie (US)
Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi (Kristin Chenoweth).
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (US)
Dastan, a young prince, teams up with Princess Tamina to thwart the evil plans of his uncle Nizam, who wants to control time with the help of a special dagger.
Hidden Kingdoms of China (US/Canada)
Exploring the secrets of China to reveal the beauty of its hidden kingdoms, with unique access to locations across the country. Five different biomes are explored, from high mountains and tropical jungles to bamboo forests, great plains, and forests.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits (US/Canada)
Celebrate and explore Disney’s spectacular new destination that brings Star Wars to life. Featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Kaley Cuoco, Sarah Hyland, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Miles Brown and more!
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
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.