New on Disney+ UK in April 2022: New movies and TV shows to stream, from 'Planet of the Apes' to 'The Kardashians'

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There's an eclectic collection of new shows and classic movies coming to Disney+ in April. (Disney)
There's an eclectic collection of new shows and classic movies coming to Disney+ in April. (Disney)

April on Disney+ UK will see Marvel series Moon Knight continue to air, while MCU alumnus Kat Dennings returns for a second season of her sitcom Dollface.

Elsewhere, the most memorable character in the Ice Age franchise — acorn-lover Scrat — gets his own spin-off in which his family expands, and the Kardashian's long-awaited new reality show will make its Disney+ debut.

On the archive front, numerous entries of the Planet of the Apes franchise are to be added to Disney+ this month, along with the two Speed movies and a number of nature documentaries in time for the streamer to mark Earth Day on 22 April.

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Here's what's arriving on Disney+ in April 2022...

Original movies coming to Disney+ UK in April 2022

Better Nate Than Ever (1 April)

Rueby Wood plays a 13-year-old outcast with Broadway aspirations in this family musical based on the 2013 novel by Tim Federle, who also directs the film. Nate and his best friend make the pilgrimage from Pittsburgh to New York City in order to pursue the bright lights of the stage, where a chance encounter with his aunt — played by Lisa Kudrow — changes everything.

Sex Appeal (8 April)

Avery Hansen-White (Mika Abdalla) is in a long-distance relationship but, when her boyfriend wants to take things further with her, she decides to learn everything she can about sex. She enlists her oldest friend Larson — played by Jake Short — as a test subject and, as every viewer will expect, learns there's a lot more to sex than she ever believed.

Original TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in April 2022

Step Into... The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough (1 April)

Dancing siblings Derek and Julianne Hough have been wowing audiences for many years, including as professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars in the States. Their latest TV special sees them recreate and homage some of the most exciting dance moments in the history of Hollywood.

NCIS (S1-18 + S19 weekly from 6 April)

This long-running procedural drama continues, investigating more crimes involving the US Navy and Marine Corps. Mark Harmon leads the cast as special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Single Drunk Female (6 April)

Sofia Black-D'Elia leads the cast of comedy series 'Single Drunk Female'. (Freeform/Koury Angelo)
Sofia Black-D'Elia leads the cast of comedy series 'Single Drunk Female'. (Freeform/Koury Angelo)

After losing her job at a media company in New York, alcoholic Samantha Fink (Sofia Black-D'Elia) moves back in with her over-bearing mother in Boston — played by Brat Pack legend Ally Sheedy. This prompts Samantha to explore and re-evaluate her life, triggered by the fact her perfect former best friend is now dating her ex.

Terapia Alternativa aka Sesiones (6 April)

This Spanish-language series from Argentina follows a couple who seek help from a very unorthodox couples' therapist in an attempt to bring an end to their relationship and stop lying to their families.

Ice Age: Scrat Tales S1 (13 April)

The breakout star of the 'Ice Age' franchise fronts his own series for Disney+ with 'Scrat Tales'. (Disney)
The breakout star of the 'Ice Age' franchise fronts his own series for Disney+ with 'Scrat Tales'. (Disney)

After the events of previous Ice Age spin-off work The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, Scrat returns to Earth and, in these six shorts, explores the challenges of being a dad on top of his ongoing hunt for his white whale — that acorn. Given Scrat is the undisputed highlight of the Ice Age world, this could be a very fun series.

The Ignorant Angels S1 (13 April)

This eight-part romantic drama series from Italy follows a woman who discovers after her husband's sudden death in an accident that he had been having an affair with a man before he passed away. She travels to meet the man and learns more about him, developing an unlikely friendship.

The Kardashians (weekly from 14 April)

Long-running reality TV juggernaut Keeping Up With the Kardashians finally came to an end in 2021, but it has taken just a year for the family to return to the world of TV. They signed a deal with Hulu and the result is this series, which again delves into the lives of the members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

Captive Audience (21 April)

Disney gets into the world of true crime with this series, which tells the story of kidnapping victim Steven Stayner. The teenager returned to his family in 1980, sparking a tabloid sensation and a series of sensationalist media portrayals.

The Biggest Little Farm: The Return (22 April)

This 30-minute special for Earth Day revisits the subjects of 2018 film The Biggest Little Farm, who ditched their city lives to exist sustainably outside of Los Angeles.

Disneynature's Polar Bear + Bear Witness (22 April)

This documentary explores the existence and plight of polar bears in an Arctic region increasingly damaged by climate change, focusing on a particular family of bears as the mother tries to raise her cubs in the challenging world of today. Bear Witness, meanwhile, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making such an ambitious work.

Explorer: The Last Tepui (22 April)

Free Solo star Alex Honnold and a team of other climbers journey deep into the Amazon jungle in the hope of taking on a 1,000ft climb. Their goal is to reach the summit of a "tepui" — enormous table-top mountains also known as "islands in the sky" — and explore the largely untouched surroundings.

Dollface S2 (27 April)

Kat Dennings returns as Jules for the second season of this comedy series, with her and her friends navigating life in the aftermath of the pandemic as they move towards turning 30. Having rekindled her friendships at the end of the first season, she must now keep the group together as they explore different facets of life.

Movies coming to Disney+ UK in April 2022

1 April

Amélie (2001)

David Brent: Life On The Road (2016)

The Reason I Jump (2020)

The Sweeney (2012)

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

6 April

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

8 April

A Monster Calls (2016)

Another Year (2010)

Headhunters (2011)

I, Robot (2004)

Will Smith stars in sci-fi movie 'I, Robot'. (20th Century Studios)
Will Smith stars in sci-fi movie 'I, Robot'. (20th Century Studios)

Like Mike (2002)

Miss You Already (2015)

Suite Francaise (2014)

13 April

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

15 April

Le Mans ‘66 (2019)

Speed (1994)

Keanu Reeves in 'Speed'. (20th Century Studios)
Keanu Reeves in 'Speed'. (20th Century Studios)

Speed 2 (1997)

The Three Musketeers (2011)

The Young Victoria (2009)

22 April

Mr Popper's Penguins (2011)

29 April

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' rebooted the franchise after several decades. (20th Century Studios)
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' rebooted the franchise after several decades. (20th Century Studios)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)

TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in April 2022

1 April

Operation Orangutan (2015)

Walk the Prank (S1)

Wild Portugal (2020)

6 April

Africa’s Deadliest (S5-6)

Disney Junior Music Lullabies

Harrow (S3)

Life Bites (S1-7)

Lion Kingdom (S1)

Platiki:12000 Bottle Boat (S1)

Wild Australia (S1)

8 April

Wild Way of the Vikings (2019)

'Wild Way of the Vikings' is narrated by Ewan McGregor. (PBS/Disney)
'Wild Way of the Vikings' is narrated by Ewan McGregor. (PBS/Disney)

13 April

Air Crash Investigation (S20)

Antidisturbios / Riot Police (S1)

BabyTV: Giggle Wiggle, Ahoy Pirates, Rocco, Stitches, Dino & The Egg, Toto’s Kindergarten

Ghostforce (S1 E1-10)

The Mick (S1-2)

The Missing (S1-2)

Parched (S1)

Superstructures Engineering Marvels (S1)

15 April

Drain Alcatraz (2017)

Drain the Bermuda Triangle (2014)

18 April

The Queen Family Singalong (2021)

Superstar (S1)

Darren Criss performs the hits of Freddie Mercury in 'The Queen Family Singalong'. (Christopher Willard/ABC)
Darren Criss performs the hits of Freddie Mercury in 'The Queen Family Singalong'. (Christopher Willard/ABC)

20 April

Club Mickey Mouse (S4)

Hacking the System (S1)

Mrs America (S1)

Roll it Back Shorts (S1)

Space Chickens in Space (S1)

Space Chickens in Space Shorts (S1)

Trust Me (S1-2)

Wild Central America (S1)

Wild Hawaii (S1)

Wild Russia (S1)

22 April

America’s Greatest Animals (2012)

Okavango: River of Dreams (2019)

Wild Lapland (2020)

'Trust Me' is a British medical drama starring Jodie Whittaker. (BBC)
'Trust Me' is a British medical drama starring Jodie Whittaker. (BBC)

27 April

Big City Greens (S3 E1-5)

Dino Ranch (S1 E23-26)

Extreme Rescues (S1)

India’s Lost Worlds (S1)

Mere et Fille (S1-2)

Mounirs Marokko: Een Smakelijk Avontuur (S1)

The Passage (S1)

Port Protection Alaska (S2)

Sketchbook (S1)

Wicked Tuna: North vs South (S7)

Wild Colombia (S1)

29 April

Back to the Titanic (2020)

Mars: One Day on the Red Planet (2020)

Mere et Fille: California Dream (2016)

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