5 must-watch Disney Plus shows and movies coming in April

Parents

Disney+ is always adding to their library of movies, TV shows and shorts to watch. Here are our top picks for what to watch as a family in April.

New content is coming to Disney+! The streaming service from Disney has announced which TV shows and movies will be added to its lineup next month, and we’ve chosen the five titles we’re most excited about.

But first, an important note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

Higglytown Heroes, Seasons 1-2

Best for: 3+
Sadly there aren’t any brand new titles for little ones, but this Playhouse Disney show from 2004 may be new to your kids, who are sure to love the world of Higglytown, a place where the people look like Russian nesting dolls. The show follows a group of kids as they meet and learn about the everyday heroes—such as fire fighters, mail carriers and pizza deliverers—who make the town function smoothly. Available April 2

Rio & Rio 2

Best for: 5+
These two movies are definitely not new to most kids, but if your family has yet to watch them, you should. Following the story of Blu, a domesticated parrot from Minnesota who goes on an adventure to Brazil, Rio and its sequel Rio 2 are a delight for viewers of all ages—including parents! Available April 16

Secrets of Sulphur Springs, Season 1

Best for: 7+
This new series aired on Disney Channel earlier this year, but now it’s finally available to view on Disney+. This spooky show follows 12-year-old Griffin and his family as they move into a dilapidated hotel in the town of Sulphur Springs that is supposedly haunted by a young girl who disappeared 30 years ago. When he and his new best friend Harper find a portal that takes them back in time, they decide to use it to find out what happened to her. Secrets of Sulphur Springs may be too scary for younger viewers, but families who love all things scary will surely enjoy it. Available April 16

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Best for: 8+
Parents who loved The Mighty Ducks movies as kids are sure to get a hit of nostalgia from this new reboot that premiered at the end of March. In this show, the Mighty Ducks are no-longer underdogs, in fact they’re a top-notch, ultra-competitive powerhouse. But when 12-year-old Evan doesn’t make the cut, he and his mom decide to create their own team of misfits to challenge the Ducks and rediscover the joy of playing just for the love for the game. New episodes available every Friday in April

Big Shot

Best for: 10+
This dramedy isn’t suited for little ones, but if you have a house of tweens and teens, it looks to be a great show to watch as a family. In this show, John Stamos plays Marvyn Korn, a hotheaded basketball coach who gets fired from his job leading a men’s team in the NCAA, but is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an all-girls high school. Soon after taking the job, he learns that coaching teens requires a much different approach than what he’s used to, and together he and his players learn to trust themselves and learn to be better people both on and off the court. New episodes available every Friday starting April 16

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