Summer is coming to an end in North America, but Disney+ has a bunch of great shows, movies, and more coming to its service in August 2021 for U.S. viewers.
Highlights include the return of the 2021 film Cruella (with no extra fee), season premieres of Marvel’s “What If…?,” “Diary of a Future President,” “Short Circuits,” and “Growing Up Animal.”
Plus Star Wars fans can enjoy a special episode of “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian” that details the making of the Season 2 finale.
Here is a highlight reel of August 2021 titles. Scroll past it for the full list, and let me know in comments what you’re excited to watch.
Wednesday, August 4
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition (S1)
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Fit For Service
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. One Brick At A Time
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 102: “The Whole Package / Bird Brains / Acorn In My Side”
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy (S2)
Monsters at Work – Episode 106: “The Vending Machine”
Turner & Hooch – Episode 103: “Diamonds are Furever”
Marvel Studios Legends (New Episodes)
“Marvel Studios Legends” serves as an exciting refresher for the various heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows premiering on Disney+, setting the stage for the upcoming adventures. The episodes will feature Peggy Carter, The Avengers Initiative, and The Ravagers.
Short Circuit (Shorts) – Season 2 Premiere (All Episodes Streaming)
If you could tell any story with the team of talented artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios, what would you create? Welcome to Short Circuit, an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film. Season 2 features five all-new short films:
Directed by Ryan Green
A law-abiding citizen must find his inner strength to cross the street at a light that won’t change.
- Dinosaur Barbarian
Directed by Kim Hazel
Battling evil is all in a day’s work for Dinosaur Barbarian, but what about taking out the trash? Sometimes even a superhero needs to clean up his act.
- Going Home
Directed by Jacob Frey
A story about growing up and the meaning of home in which a young adult repeatedly visits his hometown, but with every new arrival he starts to face the inevitable: change.
- No. 2 to Kettering
Directed by Liza Rhea
On a dreary, ordinary morning, a girl learns how the power of laughter can lift even the most sullen among her fellow bus riders along their journey to Kettering.
- Songs to Sing in the Dark
Directed by Riannon Delanoy
Two creatures living in the depths of a dark cave engage in a battle of acoustic one-upmanship. As things escalate, they come to realize that they are stronger together.
Friday, August 6
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (S3) Ep. Finland’s Midnight Sun
Killer Shark Vs. Killer Whale
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Episode 108 – Season Finale
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Episode 115
Wednesday, August 11
Breaking Bobby Bones (S1), 8 episodes
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Front Of The Pack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Canine Quarantine
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 103 “The Jungle / The Flight / Deep Dive”
Disney Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (S2) (10 episodes) Disney Junior Chicken Squad (S1) (7 episodes)
Monsters at Work – Episode 107 “Adorable Returns”
Turner & Hooch – Episode 104 “In The Line Of Fur”
What If…? (Episode 101) – Premiere
“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; AC Bradley is head writer.
Friday, August 13
Shark Attack Files (S1) Ep. Sharks Gone Rogue
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Episode 116
Wednesday, August 18
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Pack Attack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Blind Faith
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 104: “A Nut You Can’t Refuse / Chipmunks Away / Ruff Justice”
Disney The Owl House (S2)(5 episodes)
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (S9)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S1-2)
Monsters at Work – Episode 108: “Little Monsters”
Turner & Hooch – Episode 105: “Road To Smell Dorado”
What If…? – Episode 102
Growing Up Animal – Season 1 Premiere (All Episodes Streaming)
The six-episode, intimate and extraordinary adventure of baby animals, from the safety of the womb to the uncertainty of birth and their tentative first steps. Each episode sees the incredible transformation of a different iconic animal, full of wonder and emotion. “Growing Up Animal” is the magical story of a mother’s instinct to nurture and her infant’s drive to survive.
Diary of a Future President – Season 2 Premiere (All Episodes Streaming)
Season two of “Diary of a Future President” continues the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade. Told using the narration of excerpts from Elena’s diary, this coming-of-age 10-episode series and family comedy follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.
Friday, August 20
Wednesday, August 25
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Twin Trouble
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Dogs V Cats
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 105: “Dog In The House / Cone Alone / Highway To Hugs”
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (S9)
Monsters at Work – Episode 109: “Bad Hair Day”
Turner & Hooch – Episode 106: “The Fur-gitive”
What If…? – Episode 103
Wicked Tuna (S10)(12 episodes)
Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian – “Episode 110 “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Making of the Season 2 Finale” (Special Episode)
“Making of the Season 2 Finale” is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this celebrated “chapter” of “The Mandalorian,” with a focus on the technology used for recreating Luke Skywalker. It delves into the collaborative process, including working with Mark Hamill, to create an authentic and fitting recreation, and explores the immense pressure and responsibility the filmmakers had in bringing back one of the most important characters in film history.
Friday, August 27
Dan in Real Life
Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration