Disney+ continues to impress with more original programming in August, along with some fan-favorites arriving for the first time.
The affordable streaming platform recently announced it had 54.5 million subscribers and its popularity comes as no surprise considering the amazing content it features, and the exciting original films and series it continues to produce.
August 2020 sees a bunch of new programming including the live-action film adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book The One and Only Ivan, the debut of Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman, season 30 of The Simpsons and a lot more!
Disney+ has something for everyone and its popularity and diverse catalogue is only growing.
Have a look at some of the new content below with an official synopsis, and a special look at the upcoming The One and Only Ivan.
The One and Only Ivan
An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualisation and the significance of the place one calls home.
Starring Bryan Cranston and featuring the voices of: Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito and Helen Mirren.
Comes to Disney+ on 21 August 2020.
The Greatest Showman
An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams.
Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth”, a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe.
Comes to Disney + on 14 August 2020.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe
After repeatedly failing to bust her fun-loving brothers, Phineas and Ferb, long-suffering Candace feels like the universe is against her.
When Candace is abducted by aliens, she finds a far-off planet free of annoying little brothers where she’s worshipped as a savior!
Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb set out across the galaxy to retrieve Candace, while uncovering the sinister secrets of the aliens.
Coming 28 August 2020.
Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and creator of musicals including Little Shop of Horrors.
Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, the film explores Howard’s journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most well-known family films in the world.
Streaming NOW on Disney+.
The Simpsons – Season 30
The longest running animated TV sitcom of all time, The Simpsons, is available in its entirety on Disney+, with Season 30 available to stream NOW!
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