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What's New to Stream on Disney+ in April 2020: Onward, The Simpsons Shorts

Pixar's newest movie has arrived on the streaming service early

Liam Mathews

Disney+'s sprawling library is continuing to grow this month. The streaming service's biggest addition in April has been the early release of Pixar's Onward on April 3. The animated family flick only hit theaters on March 6 but moved to streaming early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This month has also been something of a royal affair as Meghan Markle lends her voice to Disney+'s new streaming documentary Elephant, which also premiered on April 3.

The streaming service is also adding a pair of Simpsons animated short films, Maggie Simpson in "Playdate with Destiny" on Friday, April 10 and Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare later this month at a date to be announced. Playdate with Destiny accompanied Onward in theaters, while The Longest Daycare was attached to Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award. The shorts join The Simpsons Movie and 30 seasons of the show on the service.

Disney+ is also adding weekly episodes of its original shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and One Day at Disney, as well as a fun special concert film featuring music from Coco.

But as is becoming the rule with Disney+, most of the good stuff is in the Disney library titles coming to the service. April sees the arrivals of Eddie Murphy's 1998 hit Dr. Dolittle; David Lynch's most un-David Lynch movie, the G-rated The Straight Story; multiple seasons of America's Funniest Home Videos; and the Nicolas Cage meme classic National Treasure.

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Check out the full list of shows and movies coming to Disney+ in April below.

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Earth Month

Disney+ will celebrate Earth Month with a curated collection of documentaries, series, and films from National Geographic and Disneynature:


African Cats
Born in China
Crimson Wing
Monkey Kingdom
Wings of Life
(narrated by Meghan Markle)
Dolphin Reef (narrated by Natalie Portman)

National Geographic

America's National Parks
Wild Yellowstone
The Flood
Before the Flood
Planet of the Birds
Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
Kingdom of the White Wolf
Tree Climbing Lions
Hostile Planet
Wild Russia
One Strange Rock
Giants of the Deep Blue
Kingdom of the Blue Whale
Great Migrations
Earth Live
Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
Into the Grand Canyon

The Simpsons: Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare

April 1
Dr. Dolittle

April 3
Library Titles
A Tale of Two Critters
In a Nutshell
Don's Fountain of Youth
Donald's Dog Laundry
Double Dribble
Dragon Around
Elmer Elephant
Fish Hooks (S1-3)
How to Play Football
Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
On Ice
Out of Scale
Pluto's Party
Sea Scouts
Sonny with a Chance (S1-3)
The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
The New Neighbor
The Small One
The Straight Story

Disney+ Originals
Life on the Edge "Penguins Behind the Scenes" (Premiere)
Dolphin Reef - Premiere
Diving with Dolphins "Dolphin Reef Behind the Scenes" (Premiere)
Elephant (Premiere)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 707 - "Dangerous Debt"
Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding Episode 208 - "Marry ME" (Finale)
Shop Class Episode 106 - "Downhill Derby"
Disney Family Sundays Episode 122 - "Minnie Mouse: Apron"
One Day At Disney Episode 118 - "Patti Murin: Frozen Musical, Broadway"
Be Our Chef Episode 102 - "Diagnosis: Delicious"

April 10
New Library Titles
The Simpsons: Maggie Simpson in "Playdate with Destiny"
Life Below Zero (S14)
Paradise Island (S1)
Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals (S1)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (S5)
Tut's Treasures: Hidden Secrets (S1)

Disney+ Originals
A Celebration of the Music from Coco (Special) (Premiere)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 708 - "Together Again"
Shop Class Episode 107 - "Ready for Launch"
Disney Family Sundays Episode 119 - "Minnie Mouse: Kite"
One Day At Disney Episode 119 - "Francheska Roman: Candy Maker"
Be Our Chef Episode 103 - "Hidden Within"

April 12
PJ Masks (S3)

April 17
New Library Titles
Brain Games (S8)
Let's Stick Together Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Nutty Tales (S1-2)
Pluto's Purchase
The Incredible Dr. Pol (S16)

Disney+ Originals
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 709 - "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
Shop Class Episode 108 - "Build Your Own Adventure" (Finale)
Disney Family Sundays Episode 124 - "Finding Nemo: Terrarium"
One Day At Disney Episode 120 - "Steve Sligh: Gold Oak Ranch Manager"
Be Our Chef Episode 104 - "Curiouser and Curiouser"

April 19
Just Roll with It (S1)

April 20
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa (S1)

April 22
Fury Files
Jane Goodall: The Hope

April 23
Disney Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (S3)

April 24
New Library Titles
America's Funniest Home Videos (S12-19, 23)
Man in Space
Mars and Beyond
The Olympic Elk

Disney+ Originals
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 710 - "The Phantom Apprentice"
Disney Family Sundays Episode 125 - "WALL•E: Recycling Container"
One Day At Disney Episode 121 - "Tia Kratter: Pixar University"
Be Our Chef Episode 105 - "Beyond the Reef"

April 30
National Treasure