Earth Month has officially begun and Disney+ is celebrating with the premiere of two new Disneynature films, Dolphin Reef and Elephant, plus the addition of Disneynature Penguins and exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries on all three projects. This week features the season finale of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings with a trip to Greece through Adventures by Disney and a visit to Disney California Adventure park.
In terms of library additions, 14 classic animated shorts have been added to the streaming service along with fan-demanded TV shows Fish Hooks and Sonny With a Chance. Oh yeah, and also something called Pixar’s Onward. Whatever you choose to watch, we hope you have a magical week with Disney+!
“It’s time for a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Echo to grow up. Narrated by Natalie Portman.” Click here to read our review.
“African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo set out on an epic journey with the herd. Narrated by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.” Click here to read our review.
Disneynature Behind-The-Scenes Documentaries
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – “Dangerous Debt”
“Taken prisoner by the Pykes, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt to escape.”
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – “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.”
Be Our Chef – “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?”
Shop Class – “Downhill Derby”
“Teams are challenged with designing and building supersized downhill derby racers.”
One Day at Disney Shorts – “Patti Murin”
Disney Family Sundays – “Minnie Mouse Apron”
New on Disney+
Pixar’s newest film arrives on Disney+ with
Steve is a first time father raising a child in the harshest of arctic conditions.
Classic Animated Shorts
- On Ice (1935)
- Elmer Elephant (1936)
- Sea Scouts (1939)
- Donald’s Dog Laundry (1940)
- How to Play Football (1944)
- Double Dribble (1946)
- All In a Nutshell (1949)
- Out of Scale (1951)
- Pluto’s Party (1952)
- Lambert, The Sheepish Lion (1952)
- Don’s Fountain of Youth (1953)
- The New Neighbor (1953)
- Dragon Around (1954)
- The Small One (1978)
This 1977 live-action short about a bear cub and a racoon originally premiered with The Rescuers. Recreate the original release by pairing them as a double feature.
A 1975 Wonderful World of Disney TV movie about a boy in search of his lost pet badger.
Milo, Oscar, and Bea live and go to school in an aquarium inside a pet store in this wacky Disney Channel animated comedy series.
Sonny Monroe (Demi Lovato) just got her big break on a teen sketch comedy show called “So Random” in this Disney Channel fan favorite series.
25th Anniversary – A Goofy Movie
Goofy and his son Max set out on a road trip adventure that leads to a new level of understanding. Released April 7th, 1995.
15th Anniversary – Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
The evil Dr. Draken ruins Kim Possible’s prom dreams in this feature-length Disney Channel Original Movie. Released April 8th, 2005.
10th Anniversary – Good Luck Charlie
Teddy Duncan (Bridget Mendler) made her first advice video for her baby sister Charlie on April 4th, 2010.
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, April 3rd – Find a Rainbow Day – The Muppet Movie
- Saturday, April 4th – Tell a Lie Day – Pinocchio
- Sunday, April 5th – Mary Costa’s 90th Birthday – Sleeping Beauty
- Monday, April 6th – Siamese Cat Day – Lady and the Tramp
- Tuesday, April 7th – World Health Day – Big Hero 6
- Wednesday, April 8th – International Day of Pink – Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
- Thursday, April 9th – Chicken Little Awareness Day – Chicken Little
For the month of April, Disney+ will celebrate Earth Month with a curated collection of documentaries, series, and films from Disneynature and National Geographic.
- America's National Parks
- Wild Yellowstone
- The Flood
- Before the Flood
- Planet of the Birds
- Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
- Kingdom of the White Wolf
- Tree Climbing Lions
- Hostile Planet
- Wild Russia
- One Strange Rock
- Giants of the Deep Blue
- Kingdom of the Blue Whale
- Great Migrations
- Earth Live
- Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
- Into the Grand Canyon
Alex has been blogging about Disney films since 2009 after a lifetime of fandom. He joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and covers films across all of Disney’s brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox, in addition to books, music, toys, consumer products, and food. You can hear his voice as a member of the Laughing Place Podcast and his face can be seen on Laughing Place’s YouTube channel where he unboxes stuff.