New shows, movies, and more; here’s a list of what to watch this April on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus houses many movies and shows from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. For the month of March, the streaming platform gave us the adorable and heart-warming movie, “Turning Red” which gained attention for destigmatizing menstrual cycles. Stephen Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” also debuted on Disney Plus at the beginning of the month, and Marvel fans rejoiced at the addition of former Marvel Netflix shows. Shows like “Jessica Jones,” “Daredevil,” and “The Defenders” joined the ever-growing Marvel Universe at Disney Plus. At the same time, “Moon Knight” joins MCU’s Phase Two.
Additionally, documentary series like “More Than Robots” and “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u” premiered later in the month.
What’s Next on Disney Plus This April 2022
Disney Plus shows no signs of slowing down in the next coming months. Just like last month, April will premiere new TV and movie gems that viewers will certainly enjoy.
“Better Nate Than Ever”- April 1st Premiere
Theatre kids can satiate their Broadways dreams with “Better Nate Than Ever.” This new musical comedy stars Rueby Wood as the titular Nate whose dream is to become a big Broadway star. After failing to land a part in his school play, Nate sneaks off with his best friend to the Big Apple in hopes of landing a part in a Broadway musical. “Go big, or go home” must be Nate’s motto throughout the movie. While staying in New York, he meets his long-lost Aunt Heidi (played by Lisa Kudrow) who helps him accomplish his dreams.
“Better Nate Than Ever” will premiere on April 1st. Watch the trailer HERE.
“Ice Age: Scrat Tales” – April 13 Season 1 Premiere
The sabre-toothed squirrel from “Ice Age” returns in an all-new short series. This time, the beloved character will come back with his adorable yet mischievous baby, Baby Scrat. In “Ice Age: Scrat Tales,” Scrat experiences the highs and lows of fatherhood as he both bond and fight with his kid for The Acorn.
Adorable chaos will ensue on its April 13th premiere. Watch the trailer HERE.
Nature Documentaries – April 22 Premiere
Disney Plus will premiere several nature documentaries under National Geographic and Disneynature. The documentary “Polar Bear” tells a story of a new polar bear mother who navigates motherhood in the face of their challenging and declining world. Two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener narrated the film, while Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson directed it. Fothergill and Wilson are the ones behind Disneynature’s “Penguins.”
On the same day, Disney Plus and National Geographic will premiere a one-hour special of “Explorer: The Last Tepui” for Earth Day. This documentary film features the elite climber Alex Honnold along with a world-class climbing team led by Mark Synnott. Their mission is to attempt a “first ascent climb up a 1000 foot sheer cliff” deep in the Amazon jungle. Their goal is to reach the top of Tepui with the biologist, Bruce Means. The team helps Dr. Means complete his life’s work by searching the cliff wall for undiscovered animal species.
On Earth Day, “Explorer: The Last Tepui” will showcase the biodiversity found in tepui and its importance.
Sketchbook – April 27 Season 1 Premiere
Artists, animators, and enthusiasts alike will enjoy this new series featuring the animators from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Sketchbook” is an instructional documentary series that showcases the lives of talented Disney artists. In each episode, a single artist will teach the viewers how to sketch their chosen Disney character, all the while narrating their experiences as Disney artists. “Sketchbook” is created by the same team behind “Chef’s Table,” so expect a visually stunning series.
Watch the official trailer of “Sketchbook” HERE.
Published by HOLR Magazine.