New shows and movies to check out on Disney Plus this weekend

Apr 2 2021, 11:30 am

As you settle into the long weekend, Disney Plus is bringing a slew of great exclusive series and some new titles to its streaming platform as we welcome in the new month.

Because it’s tough to top Easter chocolates and Disney Plus.

The streaming service has released a new episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a biopic about JRR Tolkien, a movie about a revived cyborg, and a little bit of everything else in between.

Sink into your couch and soak up all these new releases from Disney Plus this Easter weekend.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (New episode)

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience.

Alita: Battle Angel

A deactivated cyborg’s revived, but can’t remember anything of her past and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Feud: Bette and Joan

Planned anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that is discontinued at the moment.

Tolkien

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (New Episode)

Set in present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.

Solar Opposites (Season 1 – New Episode)

The creator of Rick and Morty created Solar Opposites, which follows a family of aliens who move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better there or on their home planet.

Grown-ish (Season 3 – New Episode)

From black-ish executive producer, Kenya Barris, comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

Helstrom (Season 1 – New Episode)

Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, and their complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

In case you missed out, here is what dropped on Disney Plus earlier in March:

Ghost Whisperer (Season 1-5)

A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

In Gnomeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (co-director of Shrek 2) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet.

The Help

Based on one of the most talked-about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, The Help stars Emma Stone (Easy A) as Skeeter, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis (Doubt) as Aibileen, and Octavia Spencer as Minny — three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

Love, Victor (Season 1 – New Episode)

Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film Love, Simon, which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation.

Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Season 1)

In Taste the Nation, award-winning cookbook author, host, and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today.

Disney Big Hero 6 The Series (Season 3)

The adventure continues for 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. If dealing with the academic pressure of being the new kid at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology weren’t enough, it’s off-campus where things really get tricky.

Before the Flood

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.

Assembled: The Making of WandaVision

WandaVision may have concluded last week, but Disney Plus is releasing a behind-the-magic episode of Marvel Studios’ popular show.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Here are all the Star titles launching on Disney Plus this weekend:

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

The Aftermath (2019)

Set in postwar Germany in 1946, The Aftermath follows Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) as she arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband, Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city.

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