It’s going to be a bumper week for Disney+ subscribers with four big movies hitting our screens, including the early release of Pixar’s Onward plus three DisneyNature movies, two of which are Disney+ Originals, Elephants and Dolphin Reef. There is also lots of new content coming to the Disney+ library including many classic shorts and much more.
These titles maybe available in other regions, though some of the titles are already available in Canada such as those released on Wednesday.
Here is the full rundown:
Wednesday, April 1
Doctor Doolittle (US)
A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor’s advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!
When a car hits young Victor’s pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky’s still the good, loyal friend he was.
The Last Song (US)
A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Mars Needs Moms (US)
When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (US)
A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.
Friday, April 3
Pixar’s Onward (US)
In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic.
Fish Hooks (S1-3)
A trio of fish — brothers Milo and Oscar, along with dramatic goldfish Bea — attend school in an aquarium in a pet store. They cope with the usual trials of teens, like dating, friendship, sports and school issues, along with some more unusual things, like giant lobster attacks and field trips to hamster cages.
Sonny with a Chance (S1-3)
Allison “Sonny” Munroe makes the leap from the Midwest to Los Angeles to join the cast of “So Random!,” the most popular sketch comedy TV show for kids and tweens. Her fellow young actors are resident teen queen Tawni, super suave Nico, gregarious funnyman Grady and quirky Zora. Now Sonny must somehow balance these new friendships while adjusting to her family’s decidedly different way of life in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Sonny must also contend with heartthrob Chad Dylan Cooper, star of the rival show “MacKenzie Falls,” who makes it known that he thinks his dramatic work is better than her comedy career.
The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
A 6-year-old farm boy becomes lost in the Canadian wilds but survives with the help of a friendly badger.
The Straight Story
Alvin Straight, a 73-year-old, learns that his estranged brother, Lyle is critically ill. Unable to drive, Alvin embarks on a journey from Iowa to Mt. Zion, by riding a lawn mower. Will he succeed?
A wide selection of shorts:
+ A Tale of Two Critters
+ In a Nutshell
+ Don’s Fountain of Youth
+ Don’s Fountain of Youth
+ Donald’s Dog Laundry
+ Double Dribble
+ Dragon Around
+ Elmer Elephant
+ How to Play Football
+ Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
+ On Ice
+ Out of Scale
+ Pluto’s Party
+ Sea Scouts
+ The New Neighbor
+ The Small One
Dolphin Reef – Premiere
It’s time for a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Echo to grow up. Narrated by Natalie Portman.
Elephant” follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestor’s footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.
“In the Footsteps of Elephant,” Making Of Elephant
Behind the scenes look at the making of Elephant.
Life on the Edge – “Penguins Behind the Scenes”
Behind the scenes look at the making of Penguins.
Diving with Dolphins – “Dolphin Reef Behind the Scenes”
Behind the scenes look at the making of Dolphin Reef.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Episode 707 – “Dangerous Debt”
Taken prisoner by the Pykes, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt to escape.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
Finale– Episode 208 – “Marry ME”
Ramila & Ike celebrate 25 years of marriage in Greece thanks to their son. Kyle and Amanda and their baby girl Harlow celebrate at Disney’s California Adventure with a surprise performance by Jason Derulo.
Episode 106 – “Downhill Derby”
Teams are challenged with designing and building supersized downhill derby racers.
Disney Family Sundays
Episode 122 – “Minnie Mouse: Apron”
The Pyle-Lawrence ladies join host Amber Kemp-Gerstel on a project inspired by Minnie Mouse.
Frozen the Musical star, Patti Murin, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the rarely seen inner workings of one of Broadway’s smash hits. Backstage moments, pre-show rituals and the coveted NYC Stage Door Autograph Line are all on display as Patti brings to life one of Disney’s favorite princesses for theater patrons of all ages.
Be Our Chef
Episode 102 – “Diagnosis: Delicious”
In round two of “Be Our Chef,” two new families, the Wells and Platt families, are tasked with a “Big Hero 6” inspired challenge to make a dessert that is healthy and delicious. But before heading to the kitchen, the families visit the super-huggable Baymax at Epcot for inspiration. Both families are hoping for their first win. But who will crumble first?
Disney Insider – Episode 3
No details have yet been provided.
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.