What’s new on Disney+ in August 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. Disney has plans to add more movies, TV shows, and original productions to the already-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+, along with what was recently added to the service. We’ll update the list regularly as additions are announced, and we always indicate must-watch projects in bold.

Note: This list doesn’t include new episodes of ongoing series.

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This documentary recounts the life of one of Disney’s most unforgettable artists, Howard Ashman, the music producer and lyricist responsible for some of the studio’s most iconic songs. The film is written and directed by Ashman’s fellow producer, Don Hahn, and chronicles the prolific lyricist’s work on The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, as well as Aladdin, which was released after his tragic death in 1991 due to AIDS-related complications. Howard is packed with never-before-seen archival footage from the making of many of Disney’s most beloved animated features, showcasing Ashman’s life and legacy.

Everything new on Disney+ in August

August 7

  • Hidden Kingdoms of China 
  • Howard 
  • The Peanuts Movie 
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 
  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits 
  • X-Men 

August 14

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp 
  • The Greatest Showman
  • India’s Wild Leopards 
  • Jungle Animal Rescue: Season 1 
  • Magic Camp 
  • Nature Boom Time: Season 1 
  • The One and Only Ivan 
  • Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge: Season 1 
  • Scuba Sam’s World: Season 1 
  • Spaced Out: Season 1 
  • T.O.T.S. Calling all T.O.T.S.: Season 1 
  • T.O.T.S.: Season 1 
  • Wild Cats of India: Season 1 
  • Zombies 2 

August 21

  • Alaska Animal Rescue: Season 1 
  • Back to the Titanic
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Mars: One Day on the Red Planet 

August 28

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass 
  • Fantastic Four
  • Phineas and Ferb: the Movie: Candace Against the Universe

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

Everything new on Disney+ in July

July 3

  • Animal ER (seasons 1-2)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Ice Road Rescue (seasons 1-4)
  • Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
  • The Big Green
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Hamilton
  • Pixar in Real Life, episode 109 — UP: Balloon Cart Away
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 135 — Peter Pan: Shadow Box Theater
  • One Day at Disney, episode 131 — Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 108 — Movie Star Dogs & Hounds and Horses

July 10

  • Critter Fixers: Country Vets (season 1)
  • Gigantosaurus (season 1)
  • Secrets of the Zoo (season 3)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 136 — Lilo and Stitch: Family Tree
  • One Day at Disney, episode 132 — Marc Smith: Story Artist
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 109

July 17

  • A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland 
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 
  • Disney Junior Music Lullabies  
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu 
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (seasons 1-2)
  • The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World 
  • Wild Chile (season 1)
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 137 — Moana: Tomato Photo Holder
  • One Day at Disney, episode 133 — Mike Davie: Imagineering Project Manager
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 110 — Snake Search Dogs & Hawaiian Conservation Dogs

July 24

  • Wild Congo (season 1)
  • Wild Sri Lanka (season 1)
  • Rogue Trip (episodes 101-108)
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 138 — Jungle Book: Finger Puppet
  • One Day at Disney, episode 134 — Chris Christi: Helicopter Reporter

July 31

  • Alaska Animal Rescue (season 1)
  • Animal Showdown (season 1)
  • Best Job Ever (season 1)
  • Big Cat Games 
  • Cradle of the Gods 
  • Destination World (season 1)
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (season 8)
  • Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall (season 1)
  • Hidden Kingdoms of China 
  • Hunt for the Abominable Snowman 
  • India’s Wild Leopards 
  • Jungle Animal Rescue (season 1)
  • King Fishers (season 1)
  • Lost Temple of the Inca 
  • Marvel Funko (seasons 1-2)
  • Surviving the Mount St. Helens Disaster
  • Weirdest, Bestest, Truest (season 1)
  • What Sam Sees (season 1)
  • Muppets Now, episode 101 — Due Date
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 139 — Mickey and Minnie: Pillows
  • One Day at Disney, episode 135 — Lauren Cabo, Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive

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