What’s new on Disney+ in April 2020

If you like pop culture, you’re probably a fan of at least one of the many franchises that Disney owns — and Disney+ has nearly all of them. From The Simpsons and Pixar to Marvel and Disney Channel Originals, Disney+ has a lot to offer, and it’s only going to get bigger as Disney has plans to add more movies, TV shows, and original productions to the impressive list of launch titles on its streaming service.

Since launching in November 2019, Disney has been rolling out new additions to the service nearly every week. In the interest of making sure you don’t miss anything, here’s the latest list of new movies and shows coming to Disney+ and what was recently added to the service. We’ll update the list regularly as additions are announced, and indicate some of the must-watch projects in bold. (Note: The list doesn’t include new episodes of ongoing series.)

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Onward

Pixar’s newest release is already coming to Disney+! Onward will be barely out of theaters by the time Disney adds it to Disney+ on April 3, making it the second new release to arrive on the streaming platform early. (Frozen II was surprisingly added to Disney+ on March 14 with no prior announcement.)

Onward takes place in a fantasy world that was once full of magic where elves, wizards, centaurs, unicorns, fairies, and other (formerly) magical creatures all live side by side. Except, thanks to today’s technology and conveniences, the magic has disappeared from the world. It all looks a little like modern-day Los Angeles populated by fairy tale creatures. However, on his 16th birthday, Ian Lightfoot and his brother Barley receive a special gift from his long-passed-away father: a wizard’s staff.

Included with the staff are instructions to perform a spell to bring their father back for one day. Ian and Barley summon the magic latent within them to perform the spell, but when things go awry, only their dad’s legs make it back. Now, they must embark on a quest to complete the spell before time runs out, unleashing a terrible curse on the land.

Like all Pixar movies, Onward is brilliantly animated, takes you on an engrossing, fantastical journey, and hits you hard in the heartstrings.

Everything new on Disney+ in April

April 1

  • Doctor Dolittle

April 3

  • Onward
  • A Tale of Two Critters
  • In a Nutshell
  • Don’s Fountain of Youth
  • Donald’s Dog Laundry
  • Double Dribble
  • Dragon Around
  • Elmer Elephant
  • Fish Hooks (Seasons 1-3)
  • How to Play Football
  • Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
  • On Ice
  • Out of Scale
  • Penguins
  • Pluto’s Party
  • Sea Scouts
  • Sonny with a Chance (Seasons 1-3)
  • The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
  • The New Neighbor
  • The Small One
  • The Straight Story

April 10

  • A Celebration of Music from the Coco Premiere
  • Life Below Zero (Season 14)
  • Paradise Island (Season 1)
  • Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals (Season 1)
  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls (Season 5)
  • Tut’s Treasures: Hidden Secrets (Season 1)

April 12

  • PJ Masks (Season 3)

April 17

  • Brain Games (Season 8)
  • Let’s Stick Together
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Nutty Tales (Seasons 1-2)
  • Pluto’s Purchase
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 16)

April 19

  • Just Roll with It (Season 1)

April 20

  • Secrets of the Zoo (Season 1: Tampa)

April 22

  • Fury Files
  • Jane Goodall: The Hope

April 23

  • Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (Season 3)

April 24

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (Seasons 12-19, 23)
  • Man in Space
  • Mars and Beyond
  • The Olympic Elk

April 30

  • National Treasure

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Disney+ in March, you can find it below.

Everything new on Disney+ in March

March 1

  • Doctor Dolittle 2
  • Ice Age

March 4

  • Black Panther

March 5

  • Bedtime Stories

March 6

  • The Finest Hours
  • Three on the Run

March 13

  • Wicked Tuna (Seasons 3-8)
  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (Seasons 1-6)
  • Zorro: Second Series (Season 1)
  • Stargirl

March 14

  • Frozen II

March 15

  • G-Force

March 17

  • Big Hero 6: The Series (Season 2)

March 20

  • I Didn’t Do It (Seasons 1-2)
  • Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals: Puppy Playcare (Season 2)

March 25

  • A Wrinkle in Time

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