New Arrivals for Disney+ August 2021

With the release of Black Widow and Jungle Cruise on Premiere Access, July was far from a quiet month for Disney’s prestigious streaming service. Riding the high of July’s content-packed release slate, Disney+ will continue to bring shows and movies, new and old, to its eager subscribers throughout the month of August.

Where fans just witnessed the finale of Marvel’s Loki, August will welcome the final chapters of Lucasfilm’s first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. If you enjoyed the adventures of Omega and the crew or Loki and Sylvie, don’t fret – What If…?, the upcoming streaming series and first animated project from Marvel Studios, is sure to excite and entertain!

A number of cult classics will hit the service this month, including Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams and Aquamarine! The second and third films in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua series will also be available in the early part of August, if that’s more to your tastes. And if you want to revisit the 2006 adaptation of Eragon and learn why a reboot might be in order, you’ll be able to do that too! As for our recommendations, keep reading below and also check out August’s line ups for Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

What If…?

After the season one finale of Loki, Marvel Studios is diving headfirst into the expansive storytelling treasure trove that is the multiverse. Reimagining the characters and stories of many beloved MCU movies, What If…? changes things up, asking questions like “What if Killmonger saved Tony Stark?” and “What if T’Challa became Star Lord?” The series brings back a number of the original MCU cast, including Chadwick Boseman’s final performance as T’Challa.

The show assumes the same release schedule as Loki, with new episodes dropping on Disney+ each Wednesday, free for subscribers.

The first episode of What If…? hits Disney+ on August 11!

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian “Making of the Season 2 Finale”

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The previous two installments of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian have focused on the overall process of brining the series to life, touching on various episodes and subjects quickly and broadly. This episode, however, will hone in on the making of the final episode of the show’s second season.

The return of Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian finale was a highlight for many Star Wars fans. This special behind-the-scenes look will document the process of recreating an iconic character with the help of Mark Hamill and new visual effects technologies.

This new installment of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will be available on Disney+ August 25!

Cruella

Released on Premiere Access in May, Disney’s live-action prequel to the 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmations will finally be available for free on the platform this month. Featuring Emma Stone in a 1970s punk rock reimagining of the murderous antagonist, director Craig Gillespie’s (I, Tonya) film acts as an origin story for the villain, following Estella’s descent from a grifter lifestyle into one of madness and wickedness – that of Cruella De Vil. The film “is a surprisingly dark, multilayered tale that will surely entertain older audiences.”

The ostentatiously fashionable origins of Cruella will be available for free for Disney+ subscribers on August 27.

Disney+’s Arrivals for August 2021

Coming August 4

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition, Season 1
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog, Season 1 Episodes “Fit For Service” and “One Brick At A Time”
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy, Season 2
Short Circuit, Season 2 Premiere (All Episodes)
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, New Episode “The Whole Package / Bird Brains / Acorn In My Side”
Marvel Studios Legends, New Episodes
Monsters at Work, New Episode “The Vending Machine”
Turner & Hooch, New Episode “Diamonds are Furever”

Coming August 6

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (2012)
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Season 3 “Finland’s Midnight Sun”
Killer Shark vs Killer Whale, TV Special (2021)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Season Finale
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, New Episode

Coming August 11

Breaking Bobby Bones, Season 1
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog, Season 1 Episodes “Front of the Pack” and “Canine Quarantine”
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables, Season 2
Disney Junior Chicken Squad, Season 1
What If…?, Series Permiere
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, New Episode “The Jungle / The Flight / Deep Dive”
Monsters at Work, New Episode “Adorable Returns”
Turner & Hooch, New Episode “In The Line Of Fur”

Coming August 13

Aquamarine (2006)
Shark Attack Files, Season 1 Episode “Sharks Gone Rogue”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Finale Episode

Coming August 18

Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog, Season 1 Episodes “Pack Attack” and “Blind Faith”
Disney The Owl House, Season 2
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, Season 9
Life Below Zero: Next Generation, Seasons 1&2
Growing Up Animal, Season 1 Premiere (All Episodes)
Diary of a Future President, Season 2 Premiere (All Episodes)
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, New Episode “A Nut You Can’t Refuse / Chipmunks Away / Ruff Justice”
Monsters at Work, New Episode “Little Monsters”
Turner & Hooch, New Episode “Road to Smell Dorado”
What If…?, New Episode

Coming August 20

Eragon (2006)

Coming August 25

Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog, Season 1 Episode “Twin Trouble” and “Dogs V Cats”
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER, Season 9
Gigantosaurus, Season 2
Wicked Tuna, Season 10
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Special Episode “Making of the Season 2 Finale”
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, New Episode “Dog In The House / Cone Alone / Highway To Hugs”
Monsters at Work, New Episode “Bad Hair Day”
Turner & Hooch, New Episode “The Fur-gitive”
What If…?, New Episode

Coming August 27

Cruella (2021)
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration (2021)
Underdog (2007)

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout August 2021:

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