Disney+ UK: Everything new in May 2020

Tom Butler
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Disney+ has announced the new releases coming to the streaming service in May, 2020.

Disney’s VOD platform launched in the UK on 24 March, packed to the rafters with movies and shows, but as with all streaming service, there’s always room for something new.

Big highlights include the debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as part of the platform’s May the Fourth celebrations, plus a brand new series that explores some of Disney’s most iconic props.

The Big Fib, The Mandalorian, Prop Culture are all new on Disney+ in May.
The Big Fib, The Mandalorian, Prop Culture are all new on Disney+ in May.

Here’s what you can get stuck in to on Disney+ this month.

Zenimation

Added on 22 May, this new short-form series from Walt Disney Animation Studios is designed to promote mindfulness and relaxation, with each episode themed around a different topic, and comprising of compilations of some of Disney’s most stunning animations.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert was added to Disney+ in the UK on 18 May for a limited time only. Filmed last September at the L’Olympia Theatre in Paris, the concert was broadcast on American television over the weekend as a consolation for Swift fans after her Loverfest summer tour was canceled due to the pandemic.

May the Fourth be with you

Emily Swallow is the Armorer and Pablo Pascal is the Mandalorian in THE MANDALORIAN, exclusively on Disney+
Emily Swallow is the Armorer and Pablo Pascal is the Mandalorian in THE MANDALORIAN, exclusively on Disney+

Star Wars Day has become a full-fledged celebration of the Star Wars universe embraced by the entire galaxy, and this Star Wars Day, or May the Fourth, Disney+ is honouring the global Star Wars fan community with brand-new original content joining the service’s comprehensive collection of Star Wars movies and shows.

Read more: The best order to watch Star Wars

Not only can fans can enjoy Episode 8 of The Mandalorian on Friday 1 of May, they can also look forward to the highly anticipated conclusion of Star Wars: The Clone Wars alongside the global premiere of the new eight-episode documentary series, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.

Brace yourselves for an exciting weekend in a galaxy far, far away...

The Mandalorian

Giancarlo Esposito in the season finale of The Mandalorian.
Giancarlo Esposito in the season finale of The Mandalorian.

Episode 108 - “Redemption” FINALE

The Mandalorian comes face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

Start streaming 1 May

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on The Mandalorian.

Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.

Start streaming May the 4th

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Anakin and Asohka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Anakin and Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

After seven seasons, one of the most critically acclaimed chapters in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will come to a close on this special day, giving fans around the world the chance to watch the finale together for Star Wars Day.

Episode 711 - “Shattered

After capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka’s journey to the Jedi Council is disrupted when Order 66 is declared, turning her world upside down.

Start streaming 1 May

Episode 712 - “Victory and Death” FINALE

Ahsoka and Rex must use their wit and skills to survive the turbulent end of the Clone Wars.

Start streaming May the 4th

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The final chapter of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in honour of May the 4th. For the first time ever, fans will be able to stream the complete Skywalker saga all in one place.

Start streaming May the 4th

New Disney+ content

Prop Culture

L-R JEFF KLEISER, KENNY MIRMAN, RICHARD TAYLOR, BILL KROYER - DISNEY'S PROP CULTURE -  "TRON" (Disney+/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT)
L-R JEFF KLEISER, KENNY MIRMAN, RICHARD TAYLOR, BILL KROYER - DISNEY'S PROP CULTURE - "TRON" (Disney+/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT)

Film historian and prop collector Dan Lanigan reunites iconic Disney movie props with the filmmakers, actors, and crew who created and used them in some of Disney’s most beloved films. Throughout this journey, Dan will recover lost artefacts, visit private collections, and help restore pieces from the Walt Disney Archives to their original glory. Among the films featured this season are Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Tron and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

All episodes streaming 1 May

It's a Dog's Life

Voice actor Bill Farmer meets pooches. (Disney)
Voice actor Bill Farmer meets pooches. (Disney)

The iconic voice of Goofy and Pluto for more than 30 years, Disney Legend Bill Farmer steps out from behind the microphone to meet his own favourite characters — dogs! Join Bill as he crosses the country meeting dogs doing all kinds of incredible jobs that make our lives better.

Start streaming 15 May

The Big Fib

Rhys Darby as The Big Fib robot sidekick C.L.I.V.E. (Disney+)
Rhys Darby as The Big Fib robot sidekick C.L.I.V.E. (Disney+)

Ever thought you could spot a fib better than a kid? Find out on The Big Fib. A new Disney+ game show, hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E. In each episode of this comedy game show, a kid starts by playing a warm-up round where a silly liar and an authentic expert share fabulous fibs and fun facts. Starring up and coming comedic talent, this round is played for laughs as well as always having a nugget of real information about the topic be it ice-cream, tree-climbing or toy design. Next our kid contestant plays the main round where they question an expert who’s paired with a really good liar on the same topic.

It’s up to our kid to find the fibber.

Start streaming 22 May

Disney+ Originals

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

It’s the start of something new for High School Musical. The successful franchise that includes a trio of internationally popular movies and best-selling soundtracks is back with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a brand new, song-filled, 10-episode scripted series for Disney+.

This inventive show follows a group of students who are counting down the days until they get to perform in their school's first-ever production of, yes, High School Musical: The Musical.

Every Friday. Stream the season finale 22 May

Short Circuit

Short Circuit is an experimental program that began in 2016 where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. The goal of this innovative program is to take risks in both visual style and story, surface new voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation in the filmmaking process.

Encore!

Executive producer Kristen Bell brings together former cast-mates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography. Through it all, these unlikely groups of friends—with the help of Broadway’s best—just might pull off a standing-ovation-worthy performance of beloved musicals like The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Annie and more.

Every Friday

Be Our Chef

Be Our Chef a new Disney inspired cooking competition series, invites five diverse food loving families to create themed dishes, all inspired by the magic of Disney. The series is hosted by The Office star Angela Kinsey and will feature five diverse families and Disney World Chefs.

Every Friday

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