Here’s Every Movie and TV Show Coming to Disney Plus This April, and How You Can Get a Free Trial

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Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

If you find yourself running low on new movies and TV shows to stream for the family, Disney Plus has got you covered. The streaming platform offers classic films from the Disney vault, as well as movies, TV shows, and documentaries from Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and the Star Wars universe. And courtesy of TechRadar, we know what's going to debut on the service in April.

On the list, you’ll find family-friendly favorites like Doctor Dolittle and National Treasure, along with new episodes of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. You'll even find Pixar’s new movie Onward, only a month after it hit theaters.

To access all the television shows and movies, you'll need an account. It’s $6.99 a month, but you can head here to sign up for a free seven-day trial.

April 1

Doctor Dolittle

April 3

Life on the Edge (New episode)
Dolphin Reef (New episode)
Diving With Dolphins (New episode)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New episode)
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings (New episode, finale)
Shop Class (New episode)
Disney Family Sundays (New episode)
One Day At Disney (New episode)
Be Our Chef (New episode)
A Tale of Two Critters
In a Nutshell
Don’s Fountain of Youth
Donald’s Dog Laundry
Double Dribble
Dragon Around
Elmer Elephant
Fish Hooks (Seasons 1-3)
How to Play Football
Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
On Ice
Out of Scale
Pluto’s Party
Sea Scouts
Sonny with a Chance (Seasons 1-3)
The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
The New Neighbor
The Small One
The Straight Story

April 10

A Celebration of Music from the Coco Premiere
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New episode)
Shop Class (New episode)
Disney Family Sundays (New episode)
One Day At Disney (New episode)
Be Our Chef (New episode)
Life Below Zero (Season 14)
Paradise Island (Season 1)
Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals (Season 1)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (Season 5)
Tut’s Treasures: Hidden Secrets (Season 1)

April 12

PJ Masks (Season 3)

April 17

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Episode 9, Season 7)
Shop Class (New episode, finale)
Disney Family Sundays (New episode)
One Day At Disney (New episode)
Be Our Chef (New episode)
Brain Games (Season 8)
Let’s Stick Together
Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Nutty Tales (Seasons 1 and 2)
Pluto’s Purchase
The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 16)

April 19

Just Roll with It (Season 1)

April 20

Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa (Season 1)

April 22

Fury Files
Jane Goodall: The Hope

April 23

Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (Season 3)

April 24

America’s Funniest Home Videos (Seasons 12-19, 23)
Man in Space
Mars and Beyond
The Olympic Elk
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New episode)
Disney Family Sundays (New episode)
One Day At Disney (New episode)
Be Our Chef (New episode)

April 30

National Treasure

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[h/t TechRadar]

Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar


Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

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Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

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Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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What Movie Do You Want to Watch? This Website Analyzes Film Critic Reviews to Help You Choose

She's smiling because it only took her two minutes to choose a movie.
She's smiling because it only took her two minutes to choose a movie.
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Much like sommeliers can detect subtle notes of who-knows-what in a sip of wine, film critics are fantastic at identifying influences and drawing parallels between movies. Cinetrii is a handy website that crowdsources all that movie knowledge to help you find your next favorite film.

Basically, you enter the name of a movie you enjoyed in the search bar, and the site will show you a node graph with film recommendations splintering off the search query. Click on one, and you’ll see a quote from a critic (or critics) who referenced the films together. This way, you get a list of recommendations based on different aspects of the movie, and you get to decide for yourself what you’d like to see more of.

If, for example, you were blown away by the special effects in Christopher Nolan’s Inception, you might like Doctor Strange; according to Variety, it boasts “a staggering visual effects innovation, in which the building-bending seen in Christopher Nolan’s Inception is taken to an extreme that would blow even M.C. Escher’s mind.” If what the Chicago Tribune calls an “elegant brain-bender” quality appealed to you more, The Matrix might be a perfect fit.

Films above your search query were released before the movie you typed in, while films below came out after it. The shorter the line, the more closely the films are related, as calculated by the website’s algorithm. And, as Lifehacker points out, that algorithm doesn’t give any special treatment to massive Hollywood blockbusters, so Cinetrii is an especially great way to find hidden gems. Because it shows you the critics' actual quotes, you’re not left to wonder why a certain film landed on the recommendations list—which can’t always be said for “Watch next” lists on streaming services.

You can explore Cinetrii here.

[h/t Lifehacker]