Kicking back to enjoy a good old streaming marathon has become a regular occurrence in the era of social distancing, and following the arrival of Disney+ in the UK earlier this year, couch potatoes have had an entirely new platform to enjoy. Now, with an already unmatched library of truly magical content, a fresh batch of films, TV shows, and documentaries have arrived, and if you’re hoping to spruce up your watch-list over the coming weeks, here’s
everything arriving on Disney+ UK this month.
With a lineup bursting with offerings from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and beyond, subscribers are sure to find something to suit their tastes whilst strolling through the streaming service — and leading this month’s new additions is the hit 2017 musical
The Greatest Showman, 2005 superhero flick Fantastic Four, a deep-dive documentary revealing the secrets of the doomed Titanic, and much, much more.
So, with an abundance of additional content making its way onto the platform, you shouldn’t run into any trouble finding new things to watch throughout the next month. And, to give you a nudge in the right direction, here’s a comprehensive guide of what to lookout for on Disney+ UK in August.
The Peanuts Movie — Coming August 7
Peanut release in 35 years follows the iconic character of Charlie Brown during his quest to win over the new girl in town, whilst his legendary canine sidekick Snoopy set out on an imaginary adventure of his own. — Sam Ramsden
This Disney+ original documentary tells the story of famed lyricist Howard Ashman, best known for his work on Disney classics including
Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and much more. Featuring interviews with those closest to Ashman, the doc takes an in-depth look into the life of a Disney legend, which was sadly cut short in 1991. — Sam Ramsden Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits — Coming August 7
This Disney+ original looks into Star Wars Disney theme park attraction which is based on the iconic sci-fi franchise.
— Sam Ramsden Disney Family Sundays – Series finale — Coming August 7
Hosted by Kemp Gerstel, the series finale of the crafting show sees families come together through the magic of Disney inspired DIYs.
— Sam Ramsden The Greatest Showman — Coming August 14
Complete with a chart-topping soundtrack, this smash hit 2017 musical stars Hugh Jackman as showman P. T. Barnum, who along with a group of misfits, forms a travelling circus spectacle that goes on to become a worldwide sensation.
— Sam Ramsden Magic Camp — Coming August 14
Professional illusionist Andy is struggling to make ends meet and frustrated with the direction of his career. However, upon his return to the Institute of Magic, where he trained as a child, Andy begins to mentor aspiring young magicians — reviving his love for the art in the process.
— Sam Ramsden Weird But True! (Season 3) — Coming August 14
The third season of this Emmy Award-winning series sees hosts Charlie and Carly embark on some strange and imaginative adventures to reveal surprising and interesting facts about the world we live in.
— Sam Ramsden Alaska Animal Rescue (Season 1) — Coming August 14
This National Geographic wildlife documentary series follows those willing to rescue, rehabilitate, research, and celebrate animals who become injured or orphaned in the U.S. state of Alaska
— Sam Ramsden Back to the Titanic — Coming August 21
The first manned divers to explore the Titanic in almost 15 years obtain revealing footage of the doomed ship, which aims to analyse its rate of decay and attempt to predict the Titanic’s future on the seabed.
— Sam Ramsden The One and Only Ivan — Coming August 21
Featuring the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, and more, The One and Only Ivan follows the story of a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall alongside Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and others. When a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, memories of Ivan’s past jungle life begin to resurface, which prompts him to question his life and who he ultimately wants to be.
— Sam Ramsden Mars: One Day on the Red Planet — Coming August 28
This epic National Geographic documentary explores the planet of Mars in ways viewers have never witnessed before. Using data retrieved from orbiters and rovers, the doc offers accurate views of the red planet, uncovering the breathtaking landscape and secrets of Mars.
— Sam Ramsden Fantastic Four — Coming August 28
The 2005 live-action flick stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chikli as the Fantastic Four — a superhero quartet who gain bizarre superpowers after being exposed to cosmic energy during a mission to space.
— Sam Ramsden Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe — Coming August 28
Based on the original Disney series,
Phineas and Ferb the Movie follows the step brothers as they journey across the galaxy to save their sister Candace — who has been abducted by aliens. — Sam Ramsden