It’s Friday and time for some new additions to Disney+ across the UK, Ireland and other European countries, with today’s big new additions including three DisneyNature movies Dolphin Reef, Elephants and Penguins, which are only available on Disney+, along with behind the scenes documentaries on each.
There are also two new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and new episodes of The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical – The Series, The Imagineering Story, Shop Class, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and much more.
Here is the full rundown:
Friday, April 3
Elephant – Premiere
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
Dolphin Reef – Premiere
It’s time for a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Echo to grow up. Narrated by Natalie Portman.
Diving with Dolphins – “Dolphin Reef Behind the Scenes” – Premiere
Behind the scenes look at the making of Dolphin Reef.
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.
Life on the Edge – “Penguins Behind the Scenes”
Behind the scenes look at the making of Penguins.
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?
The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Episode 103 – “The Wonderstudies”
After “losing” her phone and missing an important rehearsal, Nini suspects who is responsible for her bout with bad luck and surprisingly retaliates. EJ confronts Ricky about a heartfelt voicemail left for Nini. Meanwhile, Mr. Mazzara becomes suspicious of Miss Jenn’s past.
Marvel’s Hero Project
Episode 103 – “Unstoppable Adonis”
When Adonis lost his eyesight at age 5, he didn’t lose his ambition to one day play professional football. Now, as a celebrated running back for his high school team, he has changed the way people see those who are visually impaired, on the field and off. Already a local hero, Adonis’s story is about to be broadcast to the world when Marvel makes him a Super Hero.
The Imagineering Story
Michael Eisner and Frank Wells save Imagineering and encourage widespread growth. They make Disney cool and relevant with teenagers. Every design project the Imagineers touch turns to gold. The crown jewel, Euro Disneyland, goes over budget and encounters resistance. Poor press coverage and cultural missteps cause low attendance. Humbled, management shies away from future Magic Kingdoms.
Pick of the Litter – Episode 103 – “Training Begins”
After returning to Guide Dogs for the Blind, the dogs begin formal training.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
Episode 203 – “A Flashy Proposal”
Billy goes to great lengths to pop the question to his girlfriend with a musical flash mob at Disneyland. Jordan and Matthew celebrate their Italian roots at their wedding with a serenade from opera sensation Jackie Evancho.
Diary of a Future President – Episode 3 “Disaster Relief”
In an attempt to find her “reason for being,” Elena tries to become Orange Bay Middle’s Hurricane Watch Captain. Bobby prepares to go to “Miami Second Base” with new crush Monyca-with-a-Y. Gabi is excited to have her first real date with Sam, but family obligations keep getting in the way.
Forky Asks A Question
“What is art?”
Mr. Pricklepants mentors Forky about the complexities of being an actor and the art of a convincing performance.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Episode 705 “Gone With a Trace”
After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano finds herself in the underworld of Coruscant where she befriends aspiring pilot Trace Martez. Enlisted by Trace’s sister Rafa to help build dangerous droids, Ahsoka opts to keep her Jedi past a secret in “Gone With a Trace,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, March 20th on Disney+.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Episode 706 “Deal No Deal”
When Trace Martez pilots her prized ship on a mysterious job arranged by her sister Rafa, Ahsoka is alarmed to learn they are transporting for the evil Pyke Syndicate. Fearing that her ship may be at risk, Trace makes a rash decision that puts them all in peril in “Deal No Deal,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
A wide selection of shorts:
+ A Tale of Two Critters
+ In a Nutshell
+ Don’s Fountain of Youth
+ Donald’s Dog Laundry
+ Double Dribble
+ Dragon Around
+ How to Play Football
+ Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
+ On Ice
+ Out of Scale
+ Pluto’s Party
+ The New Neighbor
What are you looking forward to watching this week?
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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.