Everything new coming to DISNEY+ this August

There’s new series, new movies and a whole raft of new content coming to Disney+ this August.

The One & Only Ivan
Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Danny DeVito, Phillipa SooAn adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s“The One and Only Ivan” is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualisation and the significance of the place one calls home.

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.

The One & Only Ivan comes to Disney+ on 14 August, 2020.

The Simpsons, Season 30
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
Bart’s not dead, but is the subject of a movie starring Gal Gadot. Homer is nearly killed by Krusty the Clown, and Lisa seeks asylum in Canada and much, much more in The Simpsons Season 30.

S30 Episode List:
Episode 1, Bart’s Not Dead
Episode 2, Heartbreak Hotel
Episode 3, My Way of the Highway to Heaven
Episode 4, Treehouse of Horror XXIX
Episode 5, Baby You Can’t Drive My Car
Episode 6, From Russia Without Love
Episode 7, Werking Mom
Episode 8, Krusty the Clown
Episode 9, Daddicus Finch
Episode 10, ‘Tis the 30th Season
Episode 11, Mad About the Toy
Episode 12, The Girl on the Bus
Episode 13, I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can
Episode 14, The Clown Stays in the Picture
Episode 15, 101 Mitigations
Episode 16, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Episode 17, E My Sports
Episode 18, Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy
Episode 19, Girls in the Band
Episode 20, I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say D’oh
Episode 21, Canada
Episode 22, Woo-Hoo Dunnit?
Episode 23, Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

All 23 episodes of The Simpsons, Season 30, come to Disney+ on 1 August, 2020.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe
2020 – Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, David Errigo Jr.
After repeatedly failing to bust her fun-loving brothers, Phineas and Ferb, long-suffering Candace feels like the universe is against her. When Candace is abducted by aliens, she finds a far-off planet free of annoying little brothers where she’s worshipped as a savior! Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb set out across the galaxy to retrieve Candace, while uncovering the sinister secrets of the aliens.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe comes to Disney+ on 28 August, 2020.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Don Hahn Directs Feature-Length Documentary
Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death due to AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world. 

Howard comes to Disney+ on Friday 7 August, 2020.

Magic Camp
2020 – Gillian Jacobs, Aldis Hodge, Adam Devine
In this heart-warming comedy about finding joy and confidence in self-acceptance, a group of misfit campers help a down-on-his-luck magician rediscover his love of magic.

Magic Camp comes to Disney+ on 14 August, 2020.

Weird But True! Season 3
Charlie Engelman, Carly Ciarrocchi
Did you know there are more stars in the universe, than grains of sand on the whole planet?! So weird! National Geographic’s newest season of “Weird But True!” on Disney+ gets even weirder!

Children’s entertainers and educators Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi host the third season of the Emmy Award-winning series, and this time, they’re embarking on even more imaginative and strange adventures to reveal surprising and interesting facts about the world. Set both in studio and in the field, the award-winning “Weird But True!” integrates a mix of arts and crafts, unbelievable facts and real-life exploration.

This 13-episode season includes weekly guest appearances from renowned astrophysicist Michio Kaku and Nat Geo Photographers and Explorers, including Anand Varma, and professor and founder of SciStarter Darlene Cavalier. Whether hunting for dinosaur fossils, hiking volcanoes or flying planes, the science-loving duo Charlie and Carly inspires kids to get excited about the world around them.

Season 3 of Weird But True! comes to Disney+ on 14 August 2020 

Upside-Down Magic
Vicki Lewis, Kyle Howard, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Siena Agudong
Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s wonky magic lands her in a class for those with Upside-Down Magic, otherwise known as UDM!

Upside-Down Magic comes to Disney+ on 14 August, 2020.

Celebrate Spider-Man Day on August 1
Marvel’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man first swung into the comic book universe in August 1962 and quickly secured its spot as a fan favourite. August 1st has since become the day to celebrate one of the most iconic and beloved superheroes of all time.

This Spider-Man Day, we’ve put together a dedicated set of our favourite Spidey animated series from across the decades  – including Marvel’sUltimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. There’s something for Spidey fans of all ages.

Show us how you’re celebrating #SpiderManDayAUNZ with @DisneyPlusAU

Subscribe now and watch your favorites from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Nat Geo — all in one place.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. | Call/Text 0401 709 405

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