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New on Disney Plus UK August 2021 – every new film and show released this month

From Cruella to The Mandalorian, here’s all the titles you can expect to arrive on Disney Plus in August.

Hayley Atwell voices Peggy Carter in Marvel's What If...?

As the weather heats up, so do the viewing options on Disney Plus this August. There’s plenty to choose from for cinephiles and TV lovers alike, with old favourites returning in the form of Mrs. Doubtfire, to new twists such as Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new spin-off series, What if…?.


Read more: Meet the cast of Marvel’s What If…? on Disney Plus

For junior viewers, there’s plenty of fun to be had watching animal friends with Chicken Squad and Gigantosaurus. Meanwhile, sci-fi fans have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of The Mandalorian with Disney Gallery.

For subscribers with Premier Access, there will be the chance to watch Cruella at the same time that it releases in cinemas.

There’s also a second series of Disney’s Short Circuit arriving for animation lovers young and old, and if you’re into nature, there’s a shed load of Nat Geo shows available to watch including this year’s SharkFest – there really is some-fin for everyone!

Read on for the full list of titles coming to Disney Plus this August.

Wednesday 4th August

Short Circuit season 2 A series of five animated short films produced by employees at Disney studios that are meant to “take risks in both visual style and story”.

Marvel Studios Legends: What If… Following the release of Black Widow on the platform in July, Marvel Studio Legends is a docuseries which homes in on individual character and objects from past MCU films. This time, the doc focuses on What If…

Monsters At Work: Episode 6 The Monsters, Inc. spin off series continues. Set six months after the conclusion of the classic 2001 film, join Mike and Sulley as they get to work fuelling Monstropolis with children’s laughs, rather than their screams. In this episode, former-scarer-protégé Tyler Tuskman has a risky run-in with a vending machine.

Turner & Hooch: Episode 3 The TV spin-off the cult 1989 Tom Hanks film continues. Starring Josh Peck, best known for his role as Josh in Nickelodeon’s kids TV drama Drake and Josh, Turner investigates the mystery of his father’s death with the help of his adorable doggo. 

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life episode 2 Joined by other iconic Disney characters including Pluto and Butch, the anthropomorphic chipmunk duo persist in their pursuit of acorns.

Drain the Oceans: Season 2 An incredible documentary series looking at hidden secrets of the ocean. This landmark series uses groundbreaking technology and beautiful photography to capture our oceans as you’ve never seen them before.

Muppet Babies: Yr 3 Adorable new episodes featuring all our favourites from The Muppets as babies, set to keep little ones entertained over the summer holidays.

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Episodes 13 and 14

Last Man Standing: Season 9 episode 2 

American Dad! Season 17 episode 5

Monsters at Work

Friday 6th August

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 15 The penultimate episode to the spin-off series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, directed by Dave Filoni. Follow the adventures of Clone Force 99, nicknamed The Bad Batch, a commando squad of genetically mutated, elite soldiers led by Captain Rex during the Clone Wars.

The Mysterious Benedict Society: Episode 8  The season finale of the mystery adventure series, based on the young adult books by Trenton Lee Stewart. Four gifted orphans are recruited to save the world from Mr. Curtain’s nefarious mind control experiments.

Joy (2015) An American biographical comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano. The enjoyable film follows the life of self-made millionaire who created her own empire and her constant trials and tribulations while trying to invent the next big thing.

Snake Eyes (1998) Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise star in this murder conspiracy thriller.

Aliens (1986) James Cameron’s classic is a sequel to 1979’s Alien, and sees Signourney Weaver as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley desperately trying to survive an onslaught of extraterrestrial life forms.

Why Him? (2016) Easy-watch rom-com starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston. The Breaking Bad star plays a protective father who is less than pleased to see his daughter’s new fiancé is an irresponsible millionaire boyfriend (played by Franco).

My Cousin Vinny (1992) Two New Yorkers are falsely accused of a killing in Alabama in this surprisingly funny film. Joe Pesci and Ralph Macchio were praised for their comedic turns.

Love Victor: Season 2 episode 8

Grown-ish: Season 3 episode 15

War of the Worlds: Season 2 episode 4

Star Wars: The Bad Batch promo image
Star Wars: The Bad Batch promo image

Wednesday 11th August

What If…?: Episode 1 Marvel Studios’ first animated series bends the rules of time and space to reimagine famous moments from the MCU films in new and unexpected ways.

Banged Up Abroad: Season 10 Docuseries originally made for Channel 5 which follows stories of people who have been arrested while travelling abroad.

Deadly Instincts: Season 1 episodes 1-6 Docuseries following wild animals who will do what they need to in order to survive.

Big Hero 6: The Series: Season 3 episodes 51-60

Puppy Dog Pals: Season 4 episodes 1-10 Pups Bingo and Rolly get up to fun in this adorable animated children’s series.

Monsters At Work: Episode 7

Turner & Hooch: Episode 4

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 3

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse episodes 15-16

Bless the Harts: Season 1 Adult animated sitcom Bless the Harts follows a working class family living in North Carolina. Stars Kristen Wiig in the lead voice role of Jenny Hart, a single mother who struggles to make ends meet in her waitress job.

Bless the Harts: Season 2 episode 1

Blowing Kisses (Besos Al Aire) Spanish Disney Plus Star original showing stories of love during Spain’s national lockdown and is said to be a tribute to “optimism, love and the people who have looked after everyone’s health”.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Seasons 1 and 2 A team of elite FBI agents follow the fictional International Response Team in order to solve cases involving Americans overseas.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Season 1 FBI agents head to San Francisco to investigate the murders of homeless men over a three year period.

Last Man Standing Season 9 episode 3

American Dad! Season 17 episode 6

Friday 13th August

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 16 (Finale)

When in Rome (2002) Easy-watch rom-com staring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.

Green Card (1990) Rom-com staring Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell. An American woman enters a “marriage of convenience” with a Frenchman in order for him to get a green card into the US.

The Hot Chick (2002) Rob Schneider stars as The Hot Chick in this outrageous comedy. A popular teenager finds herself in the body of an older man after being mean to others and she must find her way back to normality.

Stuber (2019) Modern buddy cop comedy staring Kumail Nanjiani as Stu, an unassuming Uber driver. His life turns upside down when he picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista), who is actually an undercover cop on a mission.

Love, Victor: Season 2 episode 9

Grown-ish: Season 3 episode 16

War of the Worlds: Season 2 episode 5

Wednesday 18th August

Diary of a Future President: Season 2 episodes 1-10 The American comedy TV series returns for its season two premier on Disney +. Executive produced by Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), the series centres on a 12-year-old Cuban American girl called Elena as she aspires to be a future president of the United States.

Growing Up Animal: Episodes 1-6 Adding to Disney Plus’ roster of UK-made originals, the series recounts the extraordinary adventures of baby animals from the safety of the womb to their first tentative steps towards independence.

Ancient China From Above Docuseries showing stunning aerial footage of how China was shaped.

Wild Argentina Stunning docuseries showing Argentina’s diverse habitats and the charming animals living there.

Brain Games: Season 8 Celebrities star in this fun gameshow aimed to dive deeper into the workings of the brain.

Ultimate Supercar: Season 1 Behind the scenes look at how the biggest, loudest and very best supercars are made and what makes them so incredible.

Big City Greens: Season 2 episodes 45-60

Giganotosaurus: Season 2 episodes 37-46

Marvel’s What If…? episode 2

Monsters at Work: Episode 8

Turner and Hooch: Episode 5

Chip’n’Dale: Episode 4

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Episodes 17-18

Mixed-ish: Season 1 episode 1 Rainbow Johnson’s childhood years are explored in this spin-off from Black-ish. Stars Tracee Ellis Ross as the adult Rainbow who offers narration.

The X-Files: Seasons 10-11

The Accident: Episodes 1-4 (2019) Four-part British series starring Sarah Lancashire. It explores a fictional Welsh village who fight for justice after a devastating construction sit explosion which killed local children.

Bless the Harts: Season 2 episode 2

American Dad! Season 17 episode 7

Last Man Standing: Season 9 episode 4

Friday 20th August

Chasing The Equinox Breathtaking documentary focusing on our obsession with the sun, and what power it really holds.

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997) Comedy starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Two 28-year-old women decide to fake their fantastic lives to all their former school colleagues at a high school reunion.

28 Days Later (2002) Highly acclaimed zombie horror from Danny Boyle starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston and many more.

28 Weeks Later (2007) Sequel to 28 Days Later by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner and many more.

Spy (2015) American action comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and more. Unorthodox agent Susan Cooper (McCarthy) tries to recover a stolen nuclear device with hilarious consequences.

Hidalgo (2004) A down-and-out cowboy travels to Arabia to compete in a deadly horse race across the desert.

Survive and Advance (2013) Nail-biting film showing the NC State Wolfpack basketball team who had to win nine do-or-die games in a row to stay afloat.

Love, Victor: Season 2 episode 10 (finale)

Grown-ish: Season 3 episode 17 (finale)

War of the Worlds: Season 2 episode 6

Monday 23rd August

The Walking Dead: Season 11 episode 1 The Walking Dead finally arrives on Disney Plus in time for the final ever season of the hit Zombie apocalypse drama. With Alexandria compromised, it’s down to our plucky heroes to bring the survivors together before yet another threatening group takes over…

Wednesday 25th August

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian In this eight-episode documentary, Disney pulls back the curtain on the making of the first live-action Star Wars TV series through interviews and behind the scenes footage. See how ground-breaking technology brought the show’s characters and landscapes to life.

Ice Road Rescue: Season 4 A brave rescue team in the mountains of Norway help people stranded.

Lost Cities With Albert Lin Using 3D scanning, hi-tech imagery and breath-taking visuals, Albert Lin shows us what some lost cities would have looked like.

Mickey Mixed-Up Adventures: Season 3 (4 episodes) The Sensational Six race around the town of Adventures in this cute children’s animation.

Bunk’d: Season 5 Teen comedy series following summers at Camp Kikiwaka in Maine.

Marvel’s What If…? Episode 3

Monsters at Work: Episode 9

Chip’n’Dale: Episode 5

Turner & Hooch: Episode 6

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Episodes 19-20

McCartney 3,2,1 Paul McCartney sits down for a rare one-on-one chat with Rick Rubin about his incredible life in the music industry.

Baghdad Central Tense thriller. After the death of Saddam Hussein, former police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji enters a long search for his missing elder daughter.

Informer: Season 1 British crime series series starring Nabhaan Rizwan and Paddy Considine. When Raza (Rizwan), a young British Pakistani man is coerced into informing by police officer Gabe (Considine), his new role in National safety puts his life in danger.

Bless the Harts: Season 2 episode 4

Mixed-ish: Season 1 episode 2

American Dad! Season 17 episodes 8-22

Last Man Standing: Season 9 episode 5

Friday 27th August

Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cruella For subscribers with Premier Access, Disney’s Cruella is available on the streaming network. Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) and starring Emma Stone (La La Land), Disney’s new live-action film about the iconic villain is set in the punk rock era of 1970s London. Rather than the Machiavellian diabolist of 101 Dalmatians, Disney’s revamp opts for psychological realism, portraying the transformation of a young grifter called Estella, who has hopes of being a successful designer, into the revenge-bent “Cruella”.

Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration Part of a yearlong event spotlighting the “empowering attributes” of Disney heroines, the half-hour musical special will feature reimagined performances of the most iconic songs from Disney’s queens and princesses.

Buried Truth of the Maya High tech archeologists are on the hunt to find the buried truth of a hidden cave underneath Chichen Itza.

Vacation Friends American comedy film where a couple find their wedding crashed by some casual friends they once met on holiday. Stars John Cena.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015) Animated movie starring Snoopy and Charlie Brown as they go on more capers together.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Easy-watch rom-com starring Isla Fisher and based on Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic. Becky is a shopping addict, who soon comes to learn there’s more to life than the next purchase.

Wall Street (1987) American drama starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen showing the price a man (chiefly, Gordon Gekko) has to pay to be successful on Wall Street.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) A follow-up to Wall Street (1987) starring Michael Douglas and Shia La Beouf. A reformed Gordon Gekko attempts to repair the damaged relationship with his daughter.

War of the Worlds: Season 2 episode 7

Friday 30th August:

The Walking Dead: Season 11 episode 2

Saturday 31st August:

Only Murders in the Building: Episode 1 Three strangers who have an obsession with true crime soon learn they’re in one themselves. Stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.


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