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Every new movie and show coming to Disney Plus in May

May the 4th be with you, and also with you

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Master Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83 stand in front of some lanterns in Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.
Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Disney Plus launched in 2019 with most of Disney’s back catalog, but the platform hasn’t reached maximum capacity just yet. In addition to original content, like the new season of The Mandalorian, a host of older movies and shows trickle onto Disney Plus each month.

It’s May, which means it’s May 4th, which means that Disney Plus has a couple of Star Wars treats on the way. One of them is about a group of young Jedi (taking place centuries before Anakin slaughters them all), while the other is the follow up to 2021’s Star Wars: Visions anthology. Additionally, there is an Ed Sheeran documentary, the American Born Chinese TV adaptation, and a Muppets show about Electric Mayhem.

Available May 2

A Small Light (2 episodes)

Available May 3

Eureka! (S1, 6 episodes)

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All Premiere All Episodes Streaming

From Disney: For the first time ever, global superstar, Ed Sheeran opens the doors to a definitive and searingly honest view into his private life as he explores the universal themes that inspire his music. This series follows Ed after he learns of life changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life. This original 4-part series features exclusive footage behind his iconic hits, never-before-seen personal archive with his friends and family, and epic stadium performances giving insight into Ed’s world.

In each episode, Ed faces themes and emotions that most people experience. Ed expresses his deeper thoughts as he reassesses life and explores what he thinks of the world, of himself and how this difficult time has influenced him and his new music.

Available May 4

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Premiere All Episodes Streaming

From Disney: Following on the Emmy Award®-nominated success of “Star Wars: Visions,” the newest iteration will continue to push the boundaries of “Star Wars” storytelling, with nine new shorts from 9 studios from around the globe. Employing the most captivating animation styles from a variety of countries and cultures, the second volume offers a dynamic new perspective on the storied mythos of Star Wars.

The shorts included in “Star Wars: Visions” Volume 2 were created by international animation studios including: El Guiri (Spain), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), PunkRobot (Chile), Aardman (United Kingdom), Studio Mir (South Korea), Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), D’ART Shtajio (Japan), and Triggerfish (South Africa). D’ART Shtajio’s short was created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. (United States).

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Season 1 Premiere Episodes 1 - 7 Streaming

From Disney: Set 200 years before “The Phantom Menace,” during the High Republic era, “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” follows Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, & Nubs as they are sent by Master Yoda to train at a Jedi temple on the beautiful world of Tenoo under the tutelage of Master Zia. Together, they blast off on adventures across Tenoo and throughout the galaxy aboard the Crimson Firehawk with ace pilot Nash and her droid, RJ-83! They’ll help those in need, clash with villainous pirates, discover exotic creatures, but most importantly, they will learn what it means to be a good friend.

Available May 5

Charles: In His Own Words

Entrelazados Live! Premiere

From Disney: Live the “Entrelazados Live” experience! The show includes the original songs “Donde voy” and “Convénceme”, covers from the ‘90s such as “Keep Living Without Your Love”, a selection of songs from the musical “Freaky Friday: A New Musical” and musical hits of the moment such as “Tacones Rojos” and “Vivir Así”.

Available May 9

A Small Light (S1, 2 episodes)

Available May 10

Life Below Zero (S20)

Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa (S4)

The Muppets Mayhem Premiere All Episodes Streaming

The Electric Mayhem Band stands and looks straight at the camera Image: Disney

From Disney: The comedy series follows The Electric Mayhem Band — Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet — on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora, the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally record their first studio album.

Available May 12

Crater

From Disney: “Crater” is the story of Caleb Channing (Isaiah Russell-Bailey), who was raised on a lunar mining colony and is about to be permanently relocated to an idyllic faraway planet following the death of his father (Scott Mescudi). But before leaving, to fulfill his dad’s last wish, he and his three best friends, Dylan (Billy Barratt), Borney (Orson Hong) and Marcus (Thomas Boyce), and a new arrival from Earth, Addison (Mckenna Grace), hijack a rover for one final adventure on a journey to explore a mysterious crater.

Available May 16

A Small Light (S1, 2 episodes)

Available May 17

Critter Fixers: Country Vets (S5)

Saturdays (S1, 4 episodes)

Available May 23

A Small Light (S1, 2 episodes)

Available May 24

Kiff (S1, 4 episodes)

Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S2, 5 episodes)

American Born Chinese Premiere All Episodes Streaming

Michelle Yeoh in a fantastical gown showing a teen dressed up like the Monkey King in American Born Chinese Image: Disney Plus

From Disney: Based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu.

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life

Season 2 Premiere

Episodes 1 - 6 Streaming

From Disney: Our two tiny troublemakers are back, with even wilder and crazier adventures! In their big city park, Chip and Dale are as eager as ever to increase their acorn stash. But their tumultuous dynamic makes it hard for things to ever go right. Along with Pluto, Donald, and even more Disney characters, the world’s favorite chipmunk duo take on a brand-new chunk of trouble!

Available May 26

Wild Life

Available May 31

Firebuds (S1, 6 episodes)

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