It’s Monday and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ this week in the US and Canada. At the beginning of each month, Disney adds a wide selection of library content to Disney+, so Friday is going to be a bumper day for new things to watch, especially since we get a brand new series, Prop Culture. The entire series will be available on Friday, so no waiting week to week for new episodes. Perfect for those of us stuck at home!
Note – New additions are subject to change and may vary
Here’s the full rundown:
Thursday, April 30th
National Treasure (US)
Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest’s whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.
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.
What are you looking forward to watching 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.