New on Disney+ – June 2020
Got the stay-at-home blues? Fresh content is on the way!
See below for a list of titles that will be added to Disney+ in June 2020.
All title and dates are subject to change
Arriving in June
Friday, June 5
New Library Titles
Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet (S1)
Survivalist Les Stroud is dropped into extreme environments handpicked by local wilderness guides to see what Mother Nature does to survive.
America’s Greatest Animals
South Africa’s Big Five have finally got some heavyweight competition. The Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhinoceros, and Water Buffalo may meet its match in the jungles if the Americans have their way. A century ago, these iconic land animals of Africa were coined “The Big Five” by trophy hunters. They dominate the land with their intelligence, charisma, and courage. Truly Africa’s finest. But now it is time to find a new Big Five. North America wants to take a shot at the game and see if they can compete with Africa’s beasts. America’s Greatest Animals nominates twelve candidates that have the characteristics that make them worthy of the chase. Each challenger will be judged on adaptation, appearance, intelligence, size, and weaponry. Supersize me, would surely take on a new meaning in the jungle, now.
Chasing the Equinox
The ancients hid the secrets of their incredible knowledge of astronomy in their temples and palaces, built to align with the sun, on the same day, all over the world. Revealing our species’ obsession with the sun, across thousands of years and every continent, this is architectural magic on a cosmic scale.
Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things (S1-2)
If the online age has proven anything, it is that people absolutely love to show off their pets. The internet has become a repository for animal videos, which generate millions of “clicks” that produce feel-good, fluffy giggles. One site in particular, Animals Doing Things, boasts close to 2 million followers, and the content found there is celebrated in this series. Host Howie Mandel collates video submissions from all over the world into hourlong episodes, each narrated with his signature comedy, that showcase animals doing amazing, adorable and hilarious things. Get ready for some viral video catnip, including dancing puppies, wrestling kittens, musical monkeys and acrobatic lizards.
Secrets of Wild India (S1)
The filmmaker sets out on a quest to explore various iconic wildlife species that exist in India from the foothills of the Himalayas to the other areas densely populated with giant herbivores.
The Greeks (s1)
They were an extraordinary people born of white rock and blue sea. They invented democracy, distilled logic and reason, wrote plays to plumb the deepest recesses of the soul, and captured the perfection of the human form in athletics and art. Quite simply, the Greeks created our world. Today, of course, Greece conjures very different images: civic unrest, financial meltdowns, long ATM lines.
Weird but True! (S1-2)
Join hosts Charlie and Kirby Engelman as these siblings and science-lovers explore the fun and curious ways our world works. From searching for space rocks in Arizona to meeting some seriously cool dogs in Alaska – no topic is off limits.
Wild Hawaii (S1)
Explore the fiery heart of Hawaii — from volcanic eruptions spewing rivers of molten lava to spiders that smile, fish that climb and turtles that bury secrets in a landscape that defies expectations.
Women of Impact: Changing the World
It all starts with one question: How will you make the world a better place? From household names to rising stars, meet the women who are changing our world. They live among primates in the jungle…dive the oceans for clues to the health of our planet, discover our human origins in African caves, and test new technologies in outer space. They break glass ceilings in newsrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms and classrooms. Women are reshaping our world and how we see it. And here are their stories!
Be Our Chef, Episode 111 – “The Spectacular”
In The Spectacular Finale of “Be Our Chef” two of our families face-off in the final rematch! The families must draw inspiration from their favorite Disney film to create a spectacular treat that could be served in the Disney Parks. But they won’t be making just one – they will need to make 24! One family takes inspiration from “Beauty and the Beast” to create a colorful dessert. Another family creates a treat inspired by a suggestion from Genie in “Aladdin.” Mickey Mouse joins in the fun of the Garden Game to show the families how to flip pancakes. They’ll have to catch on quickly if they want to win the Magic Spoon and use the kitchen advantage. The Disney Cruise Line Vacation is on the line and these families will have to impress a lot of people to win the grand prize. They will be judged by some of Disney’s finest chefs – Chef Amanda, Chef Daniel, Chef Douglas, Chef Gregg, and Chef Jean-Marie. It all comes down to this. Who will be the very first winner of “Be Our Chef?”
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Episode 106 – “Visualization”
Much like the original trilogy, The Mandalorian drew influences from both Western and Samurai films. We delve deeper into those influences and discuss how emulating those genres inspired the show.
Disney Family Sundays, Episode 131 – “101 Dalmatians: Onesie”
The Gubaney family and Amber take get to work on a “101 Dalmatians”-inspired project.”
One Day At Disney, Episode 127 – “George Montano: Plasterer”
Disneyland Resort Plasterer George Montano provides a first-hand historical look into the construction of Disney Park’s top attractions. Having spent over 50 years at Disney, George continues his father’s legacy of creating and preserving a magical experience for Park guests of all ages
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 104 – “Disaster Rescue Dogs & A Dog Mayor”
Bill meets dogs who rescue people in disasters. Then, he visits a dog who is the Mayor of his town
Disney Insider, Episode 106 – “Artemis Adventure, Taste of Disney, Runaway Railway”
“Artemis Fowl” author, Eoin Colfer, takes “Disney Insider” on a tour through the Irish countryside. Walt Disney World chefs open the doors to the Flavor Lab for a look at how they created Epcot’s Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue. Walt Disney Imagineers peel back the curtain on how they built Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Friday, June 12
New Library Titles
Mighty Med (S1-2)
Teenage best friends Kaz and Oliver get the thrill of a lifetime when they land after-school jobs at Mighty Med, a secret hospital for superheroes as well as sci-fi and fantasy characters, where they discover that their favorite characters are not only real but living among them. As ordinary boys, known as “normos” at the hospital, Kaz and Oliver must learn how to make their way through the normal and the secret worlds they are now a part of. There to help them with that task are superhero Skylar Storm and Alan, the nephew of Mighty Med’s chief of staff. In the end they’ll have to use their friendship and superhero knowledge in order to become heroes themselves by saving the people who save people.
The Liberty Story
Walt Disney presents a combination live-action and animated drama of America’s historical fight for freedom. Includes a segment from Johnny Tremain, depicting the Boston Tea Party and the battle at Concord, and is followed by Ben and Me.
The Story of the Animated Drawing
The history of animation begins in the late 1800s.
Walt & El Grupo
The year was 1941, and the world was on the brink of war. In an effort to improve relations between the Americas, the Roosevelt administration called upon one of Hollywood’s most influential filmmakers to embark on a special goodwill tour. Written and directed by Theodore Thomas (“Frank and Ollie”) and produced by Kuniko Okubo, the documentary WALT & EL GRUPO chronicles the amazing ten-week trip that Walt Disney and his hand-picked group of artists and filmmaking talent (later known as “El Grupo”) took to South America at the behest of the U.S. Government as part of the Good Neighbor Policy.
Based on the best-selling young adult book by Eoin Colfer, “Artemis Fowl” delivers a big cinema-sized experience for audiences of all ages to experience for the first time on Disney+ in the comfort of their homes. From director Kenneth Branagh, it is a fantastical epic adventure, resplendent with beautiful landscapes and spectacular visual effects that will transport viewers to magical new worlds. “Artemis Fowl” stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 105 – “The Surfing Corgi & Bee Dogs”
Bill hits the beach to meet a surfing Corgi. Then, he visits dogs whose noses help bees survive.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Episode 107 – “Score”
We meet Ludwig Göransson inside his studio where he details how The Mandalorian’s musical themes were written. We then journey to the scoring stage to witness the live orchestra recording session.
Disney Family Sundays, Episode 132 – “Winnie the Pooh: Bag Toss”
Amber and the Crownholm family create a game inspired by Winnie the Pooh and his friends.”
One Day At Disney, Episode 128 – “Scot Drake: Imagineering Creative”
Scot Drake, Creative Executive of the Marvel Global Portfolio for Walt Disney Imagineering, helps create immersive Super Hero experiences in Disney parks and resorts around the world. From state-of-the-art attractions to groundbreaking character interactions, Scot strives to create once in a lifetime moments for parkgoers that allow these stories to reach audiences in new and thrilling ways
Friday, June 19
New Library Titles
101 Dalmatians (1997) (S1)
This show features the life of three Dalmatians, Lucky, Rolly, Cadpig and their chicken friend, Spot. Together, they defend their new home from Cruella DeVil and have all sorts of crazy adventures.
Big Sur: Wild California
National Geographic presents a comprehensive view of the spectacular California coastal area known as Big Surthrough the eyes of three intrinsically connected native creatures. Fly with the California condors and capture the panoramic view of Big Sur’s many topside layers, and dive with California’s sea otters to investigate life below the waves. Then, follow the stealthy mountain lions and see how the scavengers, the key-stone species and this top predator are all critical contributors to Big Sur’s unique habitat.
Muppet Babies Play Date (S1)
Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and their other friends explore their vast imagination to go on amazing adventures inside their nursery.
Schoolhouse Rock (S1)
Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children’s programming block on the U.S. television network ABC. The themes covered included grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics.
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Episode 108 – “Connections”
Jon and Dave look back at some of the Star Wars characters and props that made their way into The Mandalorian. We also take a moment to showcase the 501st legion.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 106 – “Stunt Dogs & Water Rescue Dogs”
Bill meets a troupe of performing stunt dogs. Then, he visits a team of water rescue dogs.
Disney Family Sundays, Episode 133 – “Monsters, Inc. Water Bottles”
The Ruvalcaba family make a craft inspired by Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” and “Monsters University.”
One Day At Disney, Episode 129 – “Candice Valdez: Radio Disney Host”
Radio Disney’s Candice Valdez fulfills her dream of being an on-air radio personality. In addition to interviewing some of today’s top musicians, she also has the unique opportunity to help music’s next stars launch their careers. From Miley Cyrus to Ariana Grande, Candice spends her day playing today’s hottest tracks and interacting with listeners.
Friday, June 26
New Library Titles
Avengers: Infinity War
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Man in Space
Space scientists Willy Ley, Heinz Haber, and Wernher von Braun help explain some of the challenges of space exploration, including a discussion of some of the perceived problems of weightlessness. The history of rockets is shown in animation, beginning with 13th-century Chinese experiments. Von Braun unveils a four-stage, passenger-carrying rocket ship that could break free of the earth’s gravitational pull, leading to an animated depiction of man’s first trip into space. This was the first of several Disney shows on space exploration. President Eisenhower requested a print of this film to show the brass at the Pentagon, and it was evidently instrumental in helping to push them into the space program. The doughnut-shaped space station model has been on long-term loan to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Documentary).
Mars and Beyond
With the help of technical advisers Dr. Wernher von Braun, Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, and Dr. E. C. Slipher. Walt presents a humorous look at what man might find on Mars, coupled with predictions for the exploration of the planet with an atomic-powered spaceship. Humankind’s place in the universe is explored, from early cavemen’s awareness of the stars through 20th-century writers and scientists who see Mars as a new frontier for future plans to solve the overpopulation and depletion of resources of Earth.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy, who suffers from dyslexia and ADHD, discovers he is a demigod and is accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt. He must find the thief to settle the fight between the gods and save his mother.
Raven’s Home (S3)
Single mother Raven Baxter panics when she notices that Booker, one of her children, starts showing psychic abilities.
Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he’s human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to…
Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney’s Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett. Before he was King of the Jungle, Tarzan was an awkward young kid just trying to fit in. When one of his missteps puts his family in jeopardy, Tarzan decides they would be better off without him. His thrilling new journey brings him face to face with the mysterious Zugor, the most powerful force in the land. Together, Tarzan and Zugor discover that being different is not a weakness and that friends and family are the greatest strength of all. This action-packed adventure is sure to delight the entire family. Get ready to GO APE over Disney’s wild, new Tarzan Ⅱ.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 – All Six Episodes Available
As never before in its near-century-long history, Walt Disney Animation Studios is opening its doors, allowing cameras to capture in intimate detail how the voice cast, directors, and team of artists come together to create Frozen 2. This multi-episode documentary series shows the hard work, imagination, heart, fun, and intensity that go into making one of the most highly anticipated Disney Animation features of all time. All six episodes to be released.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 107 – “Detective Dogs & Truffle Hunting Dogs”
Bill meets dogs who find lost pets. Then, he visits a truffle-hunting dog.
Disney Family Sundays, Episode 134 – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
The Green family and Amber team up for a project inspired by Snow White’s seven dwarves.
One Day At Disney, Episode 130 – “Marc Smith: Story Artist”
Marc Smith, Director of Story, Frozen 2 at Walt Disney Animation Studios, shows how a drawing can become the key to a moving, emotional story. As he sketches characters, Smith emotionally engages with his work to create a bond between himself and the character. Marc blurs the line between fiction and reality, resulting in a lifelike portrayal on the screen.
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