A new month jumps in with the new content to stream coming in. Same goes for Disney+ as well, which has been expanding its library for the past year since its debut. Thus, increasing the rise in its subscription and hitting big numbers. May of 2021 is set to follow the same structure as well, with a blast from the past shows, national geographic documentaries, classic movies, animated shows, and new Disney+ Originals joining the platform again. A new taste of entertainment for people of all ages continues with the expansion of the enormous fountain of content Disney+ already is.
From the new Star Wars animated series to classic Marvel movies like X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four: The Rise of Silver Surfer. From new episodes of Disney+ originals such as Big Shot and High School Musical: The Musical to National Geographic documentaries such as Running Wild With Bear Grylls and Life Below Zero. Plus, of course, the big shot premiere of Emma Stone’s Cruella. So, with no further adieu, let’s take a look at the release schedule for Disney Plus for May 2021.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
A new animated series is coming in for the Star Wars Franchise titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Created by Dave Filoni, the show serves as both a sequel and spin-off for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The story of the show will be set during the aftermath of the original Clone Wars. It will follow Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch taking on missions that are the result of the Clone Wars.
May 4th, 2021, will mark the premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+. New episodes will release every Wednesday starting 7th of May to 28th May to compensate the month of May for the show. Star Wars: The Bad Batch is produced by Lucasfilm Animations. Jenniffer Corbett serves as the head writer with bad Rau as supervising director.
Disney Wander over Yonder Season 1 And 2
An animated series coming from the TV channels Disney and Disney XD. Wander Over Yonder aired on television from 2013 to 2014. It follows the story of an intergalactic traveler Wander, his best friend Sylvia, who travels the galaxy looking to help the people in need. Throughout their journey into space, Wander, and Slyiva makes new friends and enemies and eventually find someone against their missions. Powerful villains such as Lord Hater and Lord Dominator battle our heroes in an attempt to conquer the galaxy.
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
The 1991 Steven Miner-directed film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken follows the story of Sonora. An independent girl who falls for the sport of stunt rider. So, she decides to run away from home trying to get a job for the sport. In turn, she meets Al Carver, whose father runs a stunt show and helps her get a spot there when a star rider is injured. In the hope of becoming a star rider too, Sonara takes lessons from Al and eventually falls in love too.
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken stars Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, and Cliff Robertson in the lead roles. The movie takes inspiration from the real-life events of Sonora Webster Carver, one of the first female horse divers. Thus, taking cues from her memoir A Girl and Five Brave Horses.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
The sequel to the 2005 film, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver continues the story of the original film. A new threat in the form of Silver Surfer sent by Galactus has entered the earth’s atmosphere to destroy the planet. Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm put on their superhero uniforms and personas and stand united to battle the cosmic entity invading their home.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released originally in 2007 and received a mixed response despite being the highest-grossing film of the first week. It is directed by Tim Story and stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis in the lead roles.
Big Shot – New Episodes
A Disney+ Original Sports drama starring John Stamos is Big Shot continuing its first season run. Big Shot follows the story of Marvyn Korn, a temperamental basketball coach who is fired. To make money for his living, he opts to coach at an elite girl’s private high school. There are a total of seven episodes for the first season of Big Shot. A new episode will be released every Wednesday.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – New Episodes
Another Disney+ Original sports drama taking cues from the 1992 film of the same name. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will continue its first season run with a new episode every Wednesday until the total 10 episodes wrap up.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers follows the story of a 12-year-old Evan who is trying to get into the Mighty Ducks junior hockey team. Upon failing time and again, his mother advises him to form a team of his own. This leads Evan to the original coach of Duck’s Gordon Bombay, who joins hands to introduce the new underdogs.
Disney Special Agent Oso Season 1 and 2 and Three Healthy Steps
Special Agent Oso originally aired on Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney block for two consecutive seasons. The series is a CGI animated created for the children by Ford Riley. It follows the teddy bear Oso helping the young viewers at home to complete missions for United Network for Investigating Quite Usual Events (UNIQUE). The tasks involve various activities such as mailing a letter, using a library, or cleaning a room in a way to teach the young viewers.
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: The Last Stand is the third installment joining the X-Men Film series of Fox. The movie serves as a sequel to the first two X-Men movies. The movie sees the world finally finding a cure for the mutant genes with the help of DNA from a powerful boy that reverses the effects of mutant genes. The discovery divides the mutants into the ones looking for a cure and ones who don’t want any cure. Thus, leading the governments to force measures. while the X-Men battle the rebellious mutants led by Magneto.
X-Men: The Last Stand is directed by Brett Ratner. It stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, and Patrick Stewart in the lead roles. Despite mixed reception, the film grossed over $459 million worldwide.
Life Below Zero Season 15
Life Below Zero is a National Geographic show following the lives of different people going through day-to-day struggles to make a living. Produced by BBC Worldwide, the docu-series primarily focuses on the people of Alaska surviving the land and making money facing new challenges every day in the ever-changing environment of Alaska.
Race to the Center of the Earth
Another reality series from National Geographic premiered recently in the March of 2021. The show sees four teams adventuring and racing their way in an attempt to reach the center of the earth. Each team comes from a different corner and would opt for land, sea, or any of the ways to reach the finishing line. No eliminations will be there; all the team has to do is to reach first and grab the million-dollar prize.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season Two
A mockumentary series inspired by the High School Musical films. The Disney+ original High School Musical: The Musical follows a story set in a fictionalized version of East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Miss Jen, who worked in the films originally works as a drama teacher there. With the help of the students there, she hopes to deliver a tribute to the school and its connection with the films. Amidst this, the students form friendships, bonds, and relationships with each other.
The second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will see the students performing the Beauty and the Beast for the spring musical. The season will see the students going head to head with their rival school, North High, in the hope of winning the local theater competition. The second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will have a total of 12 episodes. A new episode will release every Wednesday starting May 14th, 2021.
Disney Big City Greens Season 2
Disney Big City Greens is an animated comedy created by The Houghton Brothers, telling the story of the Green family. After losing their farm, Bl Green and his two children, Cricket and Tilly, decide to move into the Big City with his wife, Alice. Thus, the show sees the family taking on day-to-day challenges after moving in.
Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Season 1
Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures serves as a sequel to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The series originally airs on Disney Junior. It sees Mickey Mouse leading a driving team of his own called the Sensational Six. The show sees Mickey Mouse taking his driving friends on an adventure to various unique and fun racing shows.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
The 2014 animated fantasy film was directed by Steve Loter. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast is the sixth and final installment of the Studio’s Tinker Bell series. The movie sees Fawn bringing in a baby Hawk into the Pixie Hollow. When she realizes that Queen Clarion and the vigilant Scout Fairies are looking for him. The Pixie Hollow is indeed in danger. Now it’s up to Fawn on how to save her new friend and home at the same time.
Disney+ brings in Fury Files as a brand new animated informational program. Taking cues from comics and animated shows like Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and X-Men: The Animated Series. The show tends to teach fans and inform them about various Marvel superheroes, villains, and characters.
Ice Road Rescue Season 5
Ice Road Rescue comes off as a docu-series set in Norway. It follows a group of skilled and rugged truck drivers trying to use their bravery and intelligence to make the ice road rescue, especially during the time of snow when the roads are blocked, and accidents are bound to take place one way or another.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls Season 6
Running Wild with Bear Grylls is a wild-life survival show much like the host’s another prominent show, Man Vs. Wild. But this time, he is not alone. He has a celebrity with him running along and surviving. So there is the tough job of keeping someone else alive apart from him. The sixth season sees celebrity guests including Anthony Mackie, Terry Crews, Danica Patrick, Rainn Wilson, Keegan-Michael Key, and Danny Trejo making an appearance.
Inside Pixar: Unpacked – Batch Premiere
Inside Pixar: Unpacked serves as a documentary series surrounding the Pixar Studios. A look into the lives of people, artistry, and culture of the studios. Their personal stories and cinema dreams defined animated movies like Finding Nemo, Toy Story Series, The Incredibles, and Soul.
Bluey Season 2
Bluey, an Australian animated show created by Joseph Brumm for kids which aired on ABC Kids. The show follows the story of the puppy Bluey and her lovely positive energy. The one that helps her in day-to-day activities along with her family and friends. Queensland production group Ludo Studio produced the show. Bluey has constantly topped the viewership mark in its native country and might continue to do so on OTTs as its second season arrives on Bluey.
Disney Sydney to the Max Season 3
Mark Reisman’s 2019 comedy series Syndey to the Max originally runs on Disney Channel. It follows the story of the father and daughter duo Max and Sydney. At the same time, Sydney faces challenges of her own as a 12year old kid in school with her best friend, Olive. Similarly, the show often takes us to flashbacks to the time when Max was a 12 year old and worked with his best friend Leo at his father’s shopping mall arcade. Both scenarios see Syndey and Max in similar situations, trying to cope up and solve the problems in their own ways.
Kingdom of the Polar Bear
A National Geographic documentary series, Kingdom of the Polar Bear, sees a team of polar bear guides diving into the sea ice of Hudson Bay. Facing the Arctic changes and ultimate snowfall, the team decides to document the mysterious life of Polar Bears. Their life accustomed to the snow, their sudden disappearance during climate change, and everything equipped with the latest 4K camera technology, rapid adaptations to changing environment and techniques such as whale hunting as well, only with one aim to decode the life of Polar Bears.
Wicked Tuna Season 10
Another National Geographic docu-series following some of the most skilled fisherman in the waters of the North Atlantic. They test themselves in the cold temperatures with only one aim in their mind. To find the rare bluefin tuna fish.
Cruella – Premiere
A highly anticipated crime comedy-drama directed by Craig Gillespie. Cruella Starring Emma Stone follows the story of the character Cruella de Vil from Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. As well as taking cues from The Walt Disney Animated movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The movie is set to premiere on Disney+ with Premier Access with a one-time payment. It will also release simultaneously in the theatres as well.
Launchpad – Batch Premiere
Launchpad showcase six unique short films from the new generation of storytellers. The filmmakers come from different backgrounds, and their stories were selected from more than the 1100s of applicants. The films include the first “American Eid,” Written and Directed by Aqsa Altaf. The second is “Dinner is Served,” directed by Hao Zheng, Written by G. Wilson & Hao Zheng. The third is “Growing Fangs,” Written and Directed by Ann Marie Pace. The fourth is “The Last Of Chupacabras,” Written and Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros. The fifth and the sixth are “Let’s Be Tigers,” Written and Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, and “The Little Prince(ss),” Written and Directed by Moxie Peng.