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New on Disney Plus April 2021 — Best Shows & Movies

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Disney Plus members have a lot to look forward to in April! The streaming service continues to do what it does best, which is, tug on all our heartstrings. Whether it’s revisiting instant classics, forgotten treasures from our youth, or exploring new and original Disney Plus releases, Disney Plus has something for everyone to enjoy. Below you will find what new content on Disney Plus we are most excited about at Likewise. Be sure to save your favorite new shows coming to Disney Plus, to never miss out on the Disney Plus new content you love.

New Disney Plus Shows — Originals

Big Shot

Full House and Fuller House alum, John Stamos, is returning to television as the lead in a new Disney Plus Original Series, Big Shot. The ten-episode sports dramedy follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired and must take a job at an all-girls private school. What could ever go wrong? Many newcomers are starring in this original series, but you’ll still recognize a few familiar faces. Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) will have a recurring role in the series. Vikings and Glee alum Jessalyn Gilsig and Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown will star opposite Stamos as educators at the school. Big Shot will premiere on Disney Plus on April 16.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Good news, hockey fans! The Mighty Ducks will be gracing our screens again, but this time as a Disney Plus Original Series. It’s been twenty-five years since the beloved franchise concluded, so the reboot will be extra special for those who grew up watching the American sports trilogy. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers follows Evan (Brady Noon) and his journey to form a new team led by the Mighty Ducks’ original coach, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). Does he still have what it takes to lead another hockey team to victory? You’ll have to tune in to find out! The Disney Plus series will debut on March 26, and new episodes will be released every week during April. If you want to revisit the 90s classics before then, The Mighty Ducks trilogy is currently available to stream on Disney Plus. Grab the popcorn and make it a family affair! 

New Disney Plus Releases — Marvel

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

It’s another big month for Marvel fans! If the ending of WandaVision left a giant void in your life, get ready for it to become filled again. The highly anticipated series, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, will be streaming exclusively on Disney Plus all month long. New episodes will continue to air every Friday, up until its season finale on April 23. Set after Avengers: Endgame, the series follows Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as they team up for a global adventure that will test their limits with the world and each other. Given the success of WandaVision, we have no doubt The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be a massive hit among Marvel fans and the public alike.


Marvel Studios certainly knows how to deliver great content, but have you ever wondered how their projects get brought to life? If you answered yes to the question above, this new Disney Plus series, Assembled, is for you! During Assembled, Marvel will take fans behind-the-scenes and give viewers an in-depth look at how various projects from Marvel Studios get made. The first installment of the series focused on WandaVision, but this time around, the spotlight will shine on The Making of The Falcon and Winter Soldier. If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably want to dive deeper into the show after its season finale on April 23, so lucky for you (and us!), Marvel continues to give the fans what they want! Be sure to check out the new episode of Assembled when released on Disney Plus on April 30

New Disney Plus Movies to Stream

Night at the Museum & Battle of the Smithsonian

Get ready to be entertained when you watch a history exhibit come to life in the family-friendly movie Night at the Museum. The comedy, action & adventure film stars Ben Stiller and the late Robin Williams and is the perfect movie to watch with your family. From the words of Likewiser, Amy S, Night at the Museum is a “movie adults and kids will enjoy.” If you couldn’t get enough of the first film, stick around for its sequel, Battle of the Smithsonian, and make it a double feature movie night! Both films will be available to stream on Disney Plus beginning April 2.


Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Tune into the 2011 animated adventure film, Rio, when released on Disney Plus this coming month. Many notable stars have lent their voices to the film, like Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, and George Lopez, to only name a few. Likewiser, Britney C says, “the soundtrack for this movie is phenomenal.” Feel free to groove to the music as you watch along because we certainly will! Be sure to check out the premiere date for Rio below.

What other Disney Plus new releases are coming to the streaming service this month? Here’s everything new coming to Disney Plus in April 2021, and don’t forget to save the list in the Likewise app!

Streaming April 2

  • Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: No Time Like the Present (Season 1)
  • Disney Walk the Prank (Season 1 – 3)
  • Higglytown Heroes (Season 1 – 2)
  • The Island at the Top of the World
  • Third Man on the Mountain
  • The Last Ice
  • Made in a Day (Season 1)
  • Secrets of the Zoo (Season 4)
  • Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle
  • The Big Year
  • Night at the Museum
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Caravan of Courage
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume I – II
  • Star Wars: Ewoks (Season 1 – 2)
  • The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New Episode
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 102, “Dusters”

Streaming April 9

  • Disney Future-Worm!
  • Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (Season 1 – 2)
  • Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Time After Time (Season 1 Finale)
  • Man of the House
  • Mark Twain and Me
  • Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
  • Cesar Millan: The Real Story
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New Episode
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 103, “Breakaway”

Streaming April 16

  • Treasure Buddies
  • White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
  • National Geographic: Earth Moods Volume I
  • Primal Survivor (Season 5)
  • The Kid Who Would Be King
  • RIO
  • Big Shot: Episode 101, “Pilot”
  • Earth Moods: Premiere
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New Episode
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 104, “Hockey Moms”

Streaming April 22

  • Secrets of the Whales: Premiere

Streaming April 23

  • Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals (Season 3)
  • Disney Liv and Maddie (Season 1 – 4)
  • Disney My Music Story: Sukima Switch
  • Being the Queen
  • Baby’s Day Out
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Finale
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 105, “Cherry Picker”
  • Big Shot: Episode 102, “The Marvyn Korn Effect”

Streaming April 30

  • Adventures in Wonderland
  • Disney Ducktales (Season 3)
  • Disney Junior Mira
  • Oklahoma!
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 106, “Spirit of the Ducks”
  • Big Shot: Episode 103, “TCKS”

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Riahnna is a seasoned media professional with a passion for pop culture news in film, television, and streaming content. Her keen eye is always plugged in to what’s trending in the entertainment space. When she’s not binging away her favorite dramas at home, you will most likely locate her at a movie theater or concert venue.    
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