The Ultimate List Of Everything Coming To Disney+ In May
We invite you to turn off Netflix and Hulu and login to the Disney+ streaming platform. There are so many good films, television shows, and documentaries coming out in May 2020 that you’re going to want to jump-start your “to watch” list as soon as possible.
Coming in May, the streaming service is going to add a few fan favorites to its catalog. Films such as The Princess Bride and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, as well as National Geographic content like Secrets of the Zoo, are going to be available. We hope you’re ready; the content on this list might take up a lot of your May.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Shattered”
2020 is the year Disney decided to give fans what they really wanted, a seventh final season to the oh-so-popular animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. Coming out with one episode each Friday, the seventh season of Clone Wars follows the aftermath of Ahsoka leaving the Jedi, the siege of Mandalore, and the beginning of Order 66.
Season seven, episode 11, “Shattered,” is the first episode to air in May. But we don’t want to give away any spoilers. Just know that the episode is post-siege of Mandalore. And if you know your Star Wars trivia, you know that what happens next leads to years-long issues for the Republic.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
If you’re in the mood for a feel-good family film, look no further than Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The movie follows three pets: a loyal golden retriever named Shadow, a rambunxious American bulldog named Chance, and a cat whose name speaks volumes of her personality, Sassy.
After the Seavers leave their pets on a friend’s ranch while they go on vacation, Shadow, Chance, and Sassy become paranoid, thinking they’ve been left behind forever. So, the three embark on an adventure through the California wilderness to get back home to their human kids. Yes, have tissues readily available.
The Princess Bride
Get ready to join the adventure of a lifetime with Wesley and Buttercup in the fantasy film The Princess Bride. After being away from home, Wesley returns to find the love of his life betrothed to Prince Humperdinck. Now, it is up to Wesley to save her from the clutches of the creepy prince and his henchman.
Of course, three goons are trying to start a war, ROUS’s, sandpits, a pit of despair, cliffs of insanity, and a guy with six fingers on one hand who apparently killed Inigo Montoya’s father. Just tell us, “as you wish” when we ask you to watch this film!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Jack Sparrow, sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow is back in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This adventure has Sparrow’s past catching up to him in the form of a beautiful pirate by the name of Angelica, the Captain’s ex. After being forced to accompany Angelica aboard Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Sparrow finds himself on an adventure to find the mysterious Fountain of Youth.
The only issue is his old rival Captain Barbosa on another Spanish ship is right on their tails. In a race to see who can get to the hidden fountain first, Captain Jack Sparrow has more than a few tricks up his sleeves.
The sci-fi adventure film John Carter is going to be available on Disney+ come May 2, 2020. In the movie, Civil War veteran John Carter wakes up on the surface of Mars and suddenly becomes a vital part of yet another war. The war vet is thrown into the middle of a conflict between the planet’s inhabitants.
With the planet is on the brink of collapse, Carter must remember who he is in order to save everyone. Are you interested in the adventure John Carter is about to embark on? Good; because you’ll be able to join him in May.
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
In the sequel film Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, we find ourselves on another adventure with the Seaver family pets. When the family boards a plane at San Francisco International Airport, Shadow, Chance, and Sassy, take that as, “oh, no, they’re leaving us again.” Now, the three fur friends find themselves on the streets of San Francisco, making friends with strays and eluding the dogcatcher.
After they tire of the tough street life, Shadow, Chance, and Sassy try to find their way back home. The only question is, do they know their way back, and will they see their humans again? Find out on Dinsey+ in May!
Prop Culture follows Dan Lanigan, a film historian and props collector, as he reunites some famous props with filmmakers, crew, and the actors who used them. Throughout the series, Lanigan explores sets, costumes, and talks with special guests on how some of Disney’s most beloved film props came to be.
The show tracks down many props and set pieces, including things from films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. This is one series you’re not going to want to miss when it comes to Dinsey+ in May.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an eight-episode series that is going to do a deep dive into the live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian. Each chapter explores different aspects of the show through never-before-seen footage, interviews, and even a round table discussion with series creator Jon Favreau.
Fans of the show and the franchise as a whole will be happy to know that the new series will be available on Disney+ on one of the best days of the year, May 4th, aka, Star Wars Day.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
In the sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Maleficent faces a new enemy, an evil queen who is about to be Aurora’s mother-in-law. The film follows the “Mistress of Evil” as she travels to the castle to celebrate Aurora’s upcoming wedding to the love of her life, Prince Philip.
While there, Maleficent meets Queen Ingris, a conniving royal who has a sinister plot to rid the forest of the fairies. Of course, Maleficent isn’t going to let that happen. She joins forces with a seasoned warrior and some outcasts to go toe-to-toe with the queen’s army. Who will win the epic battle? Find out in May on Disney+.
Disney Family Sundays: “Beauty and the Beast: Stained Glass”
If you need some craft inspiration for your young ones, then you’re going to want to tune into Disney Family Sundays: “Beauty and the Beast: Stained Glass” on May 15, 2020. The show follows Amber Kemp-Gerstel, an avid crafter who loves nothing more than to teach Dinsey-inspired DIY projects to young families.
In the episode “Beauty and the Beast: Stained Glass,” Amber and the Kurzawa family create a piece of art that could be straight out of a scene of Beauty and the Beast. And if that isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, each episode revolves around a different theme.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is a documentary that tells the tale of the Sherman Brothers, two contracted songwriters for Disney. Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman are known for composing some of the most memorable hits for Disney, including “It’s a Small World.”
The film follows the Oscar-winners’ prolific careers while conducting interviews with family members, actors and actresses, film composers, film critics, and even producers. But other than their Disney career, the documentary also showcases the rift that puts a wedge between the two songwriting brothers.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
If you’re looking for a good film to watch for your next family movie night, look no further than Fantastic Mr. Fox. The movie follows the story of Mr. Fox, who is bored and decides to raid his human neighbors’ farm to find some food. (Behind his wife’s back, of course.)
The only issue with giving in to his instincts is that Mr. Fox endangers all of his animal friends. Watch on Disney+ to see if Boggis, Bunce, and Bean are able to rid their farm of all the pesky woodland creatures.
Vampirina, Season Two
Fans of the Disney Junior series Vampirina are going to be happy to know that the second season is going to be added to Disney+ in May. The series follows Vamprina, or Vee, as she and her family move from their hometown in Transylvania to a tiny town in Pennsylvania to open a Bed & Breakfast.
The second season is much like the first, with Vee navigating around a very human world, but with different adventures, of course. One episode even involves a new neighbor coming to town, a guy who Vee and her best friend think is actually another vampire!
Disney Just Roll with It, Season One
Just Roll with It is a sitcom like you’ve never seen before. The series follows two newlyweds and their children as they all learn how to co-exist. Although that sounds pretty typical of a sitcom, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Throughout each episode, a foghorn spontaneously sounds, marking the time the actors should go backstage.
Then, the studio audience casts votes on a scene they would like to see next. Once the votes are in, the castmembers have to roll with whatever scene they are given, relying strictly on their improvisational skills. The first season will have you laughing and wondering if they can pull this off.
The Big Fib
In May, Disney+ is going to have the kids game show The Big Fib available for your streaming pleasure. Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and her robot sidekick C.L.I.V.E., the game show brings on kids who are tasked with telling a liar from an expert on a wide variety of topics.
This show is meant to make you laugh while also teaching some interesting information. But can you tell the truth from the lies? After being given visual clues, putting the liar and expert through lightning-round questions, it’s time for the contestant to choose who they believe the liar is. The loser then gets sprayed with a foam machine!
Be Our Chef: “Tiana’s Place”
Angela Kinsey hosts the family cooking competition Be Our Chef. This show is cool because each episode is inspired by something Disney related, have it be Simba’s “vegetarian diet” or Ratatouille’s saying “everyone can cook.” The episode, “Tiana’s Place” is inspired by none other than the Princess and the Frog.
During the episode, the Wells and Robbins families are tasked with making a Tiana-like dish that could be served at her restaurant. But before they head to the kitchen, the two families hop over to the Magic Kingdom Park to get some words of wisdom from the princess-chef herself, Tiana! Which family do you think will win?
Barbra Streisand stars as Dolly Levi in the backdrop of the glitz and glamour of 1890s New York City, in Hello, Dolly! The musical follows Dolly as she plays an enchanting widow who decides to be a matchmaker to some of the city’s elite.
Her latest clients being “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, an artist named Ambrose, and the woman he’s in love with, Horace’s niece, Ermengarde. If you enjoy a good comedic musical, you’re not going to want to miss out on watching Hello, Dolly! when it comes to Disney+ in May!
Marvel’s Future Avengers, Season Two
If your a fan of the Avengers, then you’re going to want to catch up on Marvel’s Future Adventures before the second season is added to Disney+ in May. The series follows the adventures of Makoto. This boy developed superpowers after being part of a genetic experiment for Hydra (think Captain America and Bucky).
Now, he and his friends Adi and Chloe train with the Avengers as apprentices, giving themselves the name “future Avengers.” In season two, get ready for a whole new round of action-packed adventures with Makoto and his friends. It’s sure to be a wild ride.
Mickey And The Seal
The 1948 short film Mickey and the Seal is a must-see classic when it joins the Disney+ catalog in May. If you don’t know the story, it follows Mickey as he goes to a seal park. The only issue is after his day in the park; he brings one of the sea creatures home with him!
It’s up to Mickey to somehow take care of the Seal. Of course, his trusty dog Pluto is there to help him. The short was nominated for an Academy Award, so it’s definitely worth its seven-minute run-time to watch!
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer
The longtime voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, Bill Farmer, steps out from behind the microphone to host It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer. The series takes Farmer around the country to meet pooches working odd jobs that actually make our lives better!
He also gets to be witness to some loveable dogs in the middle of learning their new skills. While some are learning to become show dogs, others are pulling laundry down the hall. You’re not going to want to miss out on this fun-loving dog-filled series with the one and only Bill Farmer. See what the first episode has in store on May 15, 2020.
How to Play Baseball
The Walt Disney animated short movie How to Play Baseball first aired in 1942 as an introduction to the feature film Pride of the Yankees. The eight-minute long animation features Goofy as he demonstrates how to play the American pastime baseball.
Of course, it’s Goofy, so when he explains the equipment, positions, uniforms, and various mannerisms given by players, it’s nothing short of humorous. After Goofy goes through his lesson, a game is played with the loveable character playing all of the positions!
Secrets Of The Zoo
National Geographic goes behind the scenes of some of the most popular zoos in the country, Ohio’s renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and its conservation park The Wilds. Instead of doing a documentary on the animals, a team of professionals goes inside the heart of the zoo to document the relationships each animal has with its caregiver.
Get ready to tune into the heartwarming stories and compelling moments zoo visitors aren’t privy to. It’s an experience you’re not going to want to miss! Get ready to meet all of the creatures in one of the largest zoos in the country in May.
Violetta, Season Two
Violetta tells the story of a musically talented teenager of the same name. After living in Europe for many years, Violetta returns to her native home of Argentina. The first season followed Violettas as she was learning how to rebuild her life in Argentina. Fans will be happy to know the second is making its way on Disney+ in May.
Now, in typical telenovela fashion, the second season is full of drama, including romantic situations between Violetta and a few boys. Who knows what’s going to happen? There’s only one way to find out. Tune into the drama in May!
If you ever wondered what the world would be like if a teenager was able to control technology with their mind, then you’re not going to want to miss the series Mech-X4. The story follows Ryan Walker, a high school student who finds out he has the ability to control technology.
He goes on to wake up and control a 150-foot robot MECH-X4. Figuring out it’s too much for one person to handle, Ryan recruits his older brother and his friends to help operate the defense system while he controls the robot. Oh, and it’s up to them to save the school from another force, and ultimately the world.
Heartland Docs, DVM, Season One
It’s time to journey to rural Nebraska in Heartland Docs, DVM. In May, Disney+ will introduce us to Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder, a husband and wife veterinary team. Their job is to take care of the various animals across the state who need help.
Along with their two sons, the veterinary duo travels the state to take care of cows, pot-bellied pigs, possums, deer, and even llamas! And it doesn’t matter that mother nature isn’t always on their side; they’ll get to the farm in need. Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder will do anything they can to help the animals.
The Moon-Spinners is a mystery film that you’re not going to want to miss out on watching. The story follows Nikky Ferris, a young English woman who travels to the island of Crete with her aunt for a trip. There, they stay at the Moon-Spinner hotel where Nikky meets Mark Camford, an Englishman who ends up wooing her.
Plot twist: Mark isn’t just a nice Englishman. Rather, he’s caught up in an illegal jewelry-smuggling ring. What do you think is going to happen to Nikky and Mark’s whirlwind romance?
The Evermoor Chronicles, Seasons One And Two
If you enjoy a little magic in your life, then you’ll want to watch The Evermoor Chronicles when it comes to Disney+ in May. The series follows Tara Crossley, an American teen who is uprooted from her home to move to an English village called Evermoor. But she’s visited the town before, so, unlike her brother and step-siblings, she’s excited about the move.
We know, it sounds like a normal coming-of-age show. But strange things start to happen to Tara. And after solving a bunch of mysteries in the manor, she finds out she’s actually the supreme everine, a powerful witch. Don’t worry; there are two seasons of the show!
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, Season One
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables is a comedic sci-fi series that will have you laughing until you cry. Meet Gabby, a 13-year-old who recently moved to Havensburg, Colorado, with her smart younger sister and uber-successful mother. Always feeling like she’s living in their shadow, Gabby is excited when she lands a cool job.
The principal at her school asks Gabby to babysit some unruly students. Only, they’re not exactly human, but extraterrestrials who are hiding their identity from humankind. So, it’s up to Gabby to watch them while keeping their identity a secret. What could possibly go wrong?
Bride of Boogedy
The Davis family is back in the movie Bride of Boogedy. Taking place a year after the original story, the family has settled in with the other residents of Lucifer Falls. But when Corwin and Aurie both have a nightmare that the spirit of the 300-year-old Mr. Boogedy has returned, things spiral out of control fast.
After staging a faux seance to appease their sons, Carlton and Eloise accidentally raise the ghost’s spirit! Mr. Boogedy ends up possessing Carlton, having him do frightening things around the town. But you’re going to have to watch the movie to find out the fate of everyone!
George of the Jungle
In May, it’s time to head to the African Jungle and meet vine-swinging, tree-bashing wild man George of the Jungle. George grew up in the wilderness after his plane crashed when he was a baby. Years later, Geroge meets Ursula Stanhope, an explorer, and the only human he’s been in contact with for years.
The two connect, and Ursula brings George back to her hometown of San Francisco, believing that it would be best for him to be among people. But, George finds himself heading back when his Frank Sinatra-singing Ape friend is captured. Oh, and some self-aware evil people break the fourth wall numerous times.