What’s Coming to Disney Plus in August (And Our Picks!)

What’s Coming to Disney Plus in August (And Our Picks!)

We hand-picked the best of what’s coming to Disney Plus in August for you, and share the complete list!

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A heap of new content is coming to Disney Plus in August, and let’s face it – we’ve already worked our way through last month’s watchlist. We’ve rounded up the complete list of movies and shows making its way to the streaming service and hand-picked a few that are instant “add to queue” worthy! Here are our favorites:  

Friday, August 7th: Howard

We’d be lying if we said we didn’t tear up just watching the trailer for this one. Directed by Disney favorite Don Hahn, Howard dives into the untold story of the brilliant lyricist behind “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The film is a gorgeous retelling of the creator’s life, including his heartbreaking battle with AIDS. A rare look into the process of creating the most iconic songs in Disney history, Howard promises to be one of our favorite viewings of the month.  

Muppets Now (Ep 102 – 105)

Could we be any more excited about the Muppets Now launch? NOPE! The series debuts in just a few days, and four additional episodes hit the streaming service in August. Muppets Now is an unscripted show featuring three different segments: a game show, a cooking show, and a talk show. This one is guaranteed to serve up a healthy dose of laughs and delicious Muppet hijinks! Catch the first episode on July 31st. 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits

Premiering on FreeForm last year, Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits dives into the process of creating our beloved Batuu. With a star-studded cast (Neil Patrick Harris, John Boyega, Jay Leno, and more), we’re eager to catch more behind the scenes looks into Disney Imagineering building Galaxy’s Edge. Expect a more light-hearted and slightly advertisement forward tone in this feature, but a walkthrough tour of Batuu from the couch is too magical to pass up!

Friday, August 14th: The Greatest Showman

Lots of Disney fans slept on The Greatest Showman…you shouldn’t! The movie’s a surprisingly fun ride through the world of P.T. Barnum. There are highs, there are lows, there are a whole lotta singing and dancing numbers. Plus, who can’t use a little more quality time with Hugh Jackman? Catch this one on Disney Plus starting August 14th.


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Ant Man and the Wasp

While Ant Man and the Wasp may not stack up as our favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe pick, we’re happy anytime an Avenger appears in our watchlist. The storyline told here is critical to the Avengers story arc, and Paul Rudd’s banter with Evangeline Lilly will make you smile. Sure the plot may feel a bit…squishy…but there’s more than enough adrenaline-fueled fight scenes to make Ant Man and the Wasp a popcorn muncher pick for your August queue.


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Friday, August 21st: Beauty and the Beast

August 21st can’t come soon enough! We’ve been dying for a rewatch of the 2017 live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Nerd fans around the world squeed with delight when the casting of Emma Watson as Belle was announced, and her performance didn’t disappoint. The movie is a solid update to the animated classic and even includes a few fun surprises. Be on the look for Josh Gad (aka Olaf) as Gaston’s sidekick and prepare yourself for serious laughs whenever he appears on the screen. 


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All August Releases:

August 7th

  • Hidden Kingdoms of China

  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits

  • The Peanuts Movie

  • UFO Europe: The Untold Stories (S1)

  • X-Men

  • Howard

  • Muppets Now, Episode 102, “Fever Pitch”

  • One Day at Disney, Episode 136, “Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director”

  • Disney Family Sundays, Episode 140, “Goofy: Pencil Cup” (Series Finale)

  • Pixar in Real Life: Episode 110, “WALL-E: BnL Pop-up Shop”

August 14th

  • Alaska Animal Rescue (S1)

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • India’s Wild Leopards

  • Jungle Animal Rescue (S1)

  • Nature Boom Time (S1)

  • Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge (S1)

  • Scuba Sam’s World (S1)

  • Spaced Out (S1)

  • T.O.T.S. (S1)

  • T.O.T.S. Calling All T.O.T.S. (S1)

  • The Greatest Showman

  • Wild Cats of India (S1)

  • Zombies 2

  • The One and Only Ivan

  • Muppets Now, Episode 103, “Getting Testy

  • Magic Camp

  • One Day at Disney, Episode 137, “Paul Komaki: Broadcast Engineer”

  • Weird But True: Episode 301, “Dinosaurs”

August 21st

  • Back to the Titanic

  • Back To the Beauty and the Beast (2017)

  • Mars: One Day on the Red Planet

  • Muppets Now, Episode 104, “Sleep Mode”

  • One Day at Disney, Episode 138, “Heather Bartleson: Holiday Services”

  • Weird But True, Episode 302, “National Parks”

August 28th

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

  • Fantastic Four

  • Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe

  • Muppets Now, Episode 105, “The I.T. Factor”

  • One Day at Disney, Episode 139, “Eric Baker: Imagineering Creative Director”

  • Weird But True: Episode 303, “Farming”

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