The recent release of Disney+ has come at the perfect time for parents, with various documentaries, TV shows and movies on offer for family members of all ages. With the ongoing crisis around the world, where millions of people are staying at home, parents will likely want to sit down with their kids and watch some much-loved shows, together as a family. From animations to high-school dramas, we’ve taken a look at some of the family shows available on Disney+ that families should tune into over the next few weeks.
Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox means that The Simpsons is available to watch as often as you like! The show doesn’t really need much explaining due to its popularity all across the world, but sitting down on the sofa and sticking on Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie will definitely keep families with older children entertained for hours on end.
Disney+ subscribers will have access to various National Geographic shows, so if nature is what you’re after, Great Migrations could be perfect for you! From butterflies to sharks, this seven-episode series takes a look at some brilliant journeys undertaken by creatures of all shapes and sizes.
Pixar: In Real Life
This brilliant documentary shows recreations of characters from various Pixar movies brought to real life. The reactions on the streets are brilliant and the concept is something that has rarely been seen in the world of animation.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Not the original, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is available to watch on the service, and it could be perfect viewing for both adults and young children. The series is a near-perfect continuation of the stories we all know and love and has all the famous characters involved.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
You might not have expected to see Gordon Ramsay on Disney+, but his National Geographic show is available to watch. We see a different side to the world-famous chef as he travels the world looking to further his knowledge of the food industry. He also reluctantly eats bugs, and that moment alone makes the series a must-watch!
Forky Asks a Question
Let’s be honest, Forky was the main star of Toy Story 4, and the much-loved spork now has his own series available on Disney+. It’s perfect for the younger generation, and adults will more than likely love it as well!
Timon & Pumbaa
If you love The Lion King, then why not sit down and watch Timon & Pumbaa? The pair embark on a whole variety of comical misadventures, and Simba even drops by from time to time. Timon and Pumbaa deserved this series following their roles in the film, and the duo don’t disappoint!
One Day at Disney
Most people will want to watch One Day at Disney after signing up to the service. The documentary takes a look at all aspects of Disney, from theme parks to the TV sets, and that’s being followed up by 52 additional short segments, released as a series of episodes weekly. This could be the start of something special!
The Mandalorian has been the first must-watch show on the platform for many subscribers and it’s easy to see why! Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or not, this is a brilliant watch as we see The Child’s (Baby Yoda) relationship with The Mandalorian grow as the two go on various adventures across the galaxy.
Darkwing Duck was hugely popular during the ’90s, and parents now have the opportunity to share a small part of their childhoods with their own kids on the streaming service! The adventures of Darkwing and his loyal sidekick Launchpad McQuack will probably be watched at some point by numerous families!
If anyone in the family is a fan of Miley Cyrus, why not throw it back and watch Hannah Montana? An average American schoolgirl in the day and a top-selling recording artist at night, adults can easily get into the show with their children, and you never know, it could become a guilty pleasure!
Disney classic Recess could be the perfect series to kill some time in the afternoons as a family. Six instantly likeable friends are at the centre of the show as they look to negotiate the busiest time of a school day – break time!
That's So Raven
That’s So Raven has gone down as one of the most successful Disney sitcoms of all time, and we now have the option to watch every series again whenever we like! Raven has psychic abilities and uses them to help out her family and to assist her fashion design career, however, things rarely go to plan!
DuckTales returned to our screens in 2017 and the series is now available at the touch of a button. Perfect for kids of all ages, parents can also re-live their childhoods and listen to that catchy theme tune once again!
Just when you think Disney+ couldn’t get any better, you realise that you can get The Muppets on the TV whenever you want! Kermit and company have their movies on offer, as well as their 2015 behind the scenes series.