April Animation Highlights: Disney TV & Streaming

Television and streaming viewers can embrace the changing season with some fun spring debuts of new episodes and series across Disney’s various video outlets.

Scrat Tales
Scrat Tales

In addition to more episode premieres for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Disney+ viewers can tune in for the all-new Ice Age shorts Scrat Tales, premiering this month. Plus, Marvel fans will get more Moon Knight as new episodes roll out Wednesdays, and the intimate new draw-along series Sketchbook premieres later in April.

Wednesday, April 6

  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder “Home School” — Penny inadvertently gets her homeless teacher, Ms. Hill, fired. To right her wrong, Penny starts a fundraiser. Zoey turns to Uncle Bobby to learn the ways of the funk.

Wednesday, April 13

  • Scrat Tales Season 1 Premiere (All Episodes Streaming) — This series of six all-new animated shorts starring Scrat, the hapless saber-toothed squirrel of the “Ice Age” adventures, who experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood, as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn.
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder “Raging Bully” — LaCienega feels threatened by her ugly-duckling-turned-beautiful-swan cousin, LaBrea, as her quinceañera approaches. Sunset’s sister, Melrose, goads her into making poor choices.

Wednesday, April 20

  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder “Old Towne Road” (Season 1 Finale) — When Trudy tracks Suga Mama’s family to Oklahoma, the Prouds head to the family rodeo, where Suga Mama’s painful history will be revealed. Oscar discovers he’s a natural cowboy.
Madagascar: A Little Wild
Madagascar: A Little Wild

Hulu highlights include new installments of DreamWorks Animation series Madagascar: A Little Wild and The Croods: Family Tree, plus the animated feature Monster Family 2. The Keith Knight comedy Woke also returns for S2 this month.

Friday, April 1

  • Additions: Shrek, Shrek 2 (available until April 30)
  • Last Chance: Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Monday, April 4

  • Madagascar: A Little Wild Complete Season 7 (Hulu Original) — New York’s favorite Habitat crew, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria continue to have each other’s backs as they follow their dreams, no matter the size! Marty finally has a chance to become a Junior Ranger Zebra. Melman is chosen to perform an original song for his favorite animal country star, if only he can overcome some serious stage fright. Gloria finally gets a taste of the attention she’s always craved as the Habitat’s first-ever radio show host. Alex tries his paw at cooking, hoping to become a big time celebrity chef. And the whole gang helps Ant’ney convince his mom that he’s mature enough to build a nest of his own!

Tuesday, April 5

  • The Croods: Family Tree Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original) — Grug, Eep and Sandy enjoy a Crood-ific Daddy Daughter Day while Thunk, bored with the window-TV viewing options, creates a bit of real life drama. Even Gran rocks the boat when she declares it’s time to choose a new Thunder Sisters’ Queen! Meanwhile, pushed to their limits and ready to relax, the parents set out on separate staycations. But with the kids in charge, only prehistoric time will tell if the treehouse will still be left standing.
  • Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect — To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein’s Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realization that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ — even those with flaws can find happiness. Starring Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Catherine Tate, Ethan Rouse and Emily Carey.

Saturday, April 30

  • Last chance: Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Shrek, Shrek 2
Alice's Wonderland Bakery
Alice’s Wonderland Bakery

On Disney’s linear channels, fans will have a hoot with new episodes of The Owl House and hop along on more Amphibia Adventures, while youngsters can soak up the color and music of Alice’s Wonderland Bakery and Mickey Mouse Funhouse — all while keeping an ear open for special guest voices like Whoopi Goldberg, Ana Gasteyer and Jason Ritter.

Friday, April 1

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Alice’s Wonderland Bakery “Potato Potahto” — Alice and Fergie both think they make the best potato dish until they realize their recipes are the same. “Hattie’s Inside-Out Cake”
  • “Hattie’s Inside-Out Cake”— When Alice and Fergie try to help by remaking Hattie’s “inside-out cake,” they learn an important lesson about not judging a book by its cover after witnessing how beautiful the cake is on the inside.

Saturday, April 2

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | The Owl House “Any Sport in a Storm” — Hunter goes undercover at Hexside for his most important mission yet. Meanwhile, Willow is determined to succeed at an exciting new sport.
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | Amphibia “Sasha’s Angels” — A team of Resistance fighters gets captured by ruthless marauders.
  • “Olm Town Road” — Anne and her friends search for the ancient city of Proteus.

Friday, April 8

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Ducks Inn Trouble!” — The gang travels to Majestica for a delicious pancake breakfast and discovers a problem when they arrive.
  • “Polka Dots and Don’ts” — Minnie needs to find something special to wear to Funny’s party. Grammy-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton recurs as Wanda Warbler.
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Alice’s Wonderland Bakery “Easy Breezy” — Alice saves the day when the Queen misses a crucial step in her recipe.
  • “Walk the Jabberwok” — The Queen and Rosa ask Alice to care for their pet Jabbie while they go on a trip.

Saturday, April 9

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | The Owl House “Reaching Out” — Amity wants to prove herself to her father, and Luz thinks she’s found the perfect way to do it: Underground Witch Duels.
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | Amphibia “Mother of Olms” — Anne and the crew meet with Mother Olm, the keeper of ancient prophecies. Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as Mother Olm.
  • “Grime’s Pupil” — Due to dire circumstances, Grime is forced to train an apprentice. Aisling Bea (This Way Up) returns as the voice of Captain Beatrix.

Friday, April 15

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Alice’s Wonderland Bakery “Roamin’ Holiday” — Rosa visits new sights in Wonderland to add to her mural. Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) guest stars as Kiki the caterpillar.
  • “The Proof is in the Pudding” — The Queen puts jumbleberries on trial in the palace courtroom.

Saturday, April 16

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | The Owl House “Them’s the Breaks, Kid” — Eda tells a story from her teen years: the day she met Raine Whispers.
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | Amphibia “The Root of Evil” — Anne and the Plantars get stuck in a strange village of plant lovers.
  • “The Core & the King” — King Andrias confronts the demons of his past. Jason Ritter (Raising Dion) guest stars as Barrel.

Saturday, April 23

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | The Owl House “Hollow Mind” — A magical mishap transports Luz and Hunter into a new mindscape … and this one is a twisted nightmare.
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | Amphibia “Newts in Tights” — While on a recon mission, Anne and Sprig confront an old mentor. Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) guest stars as Joio Potato.
  • “Fight or Flight” — Anne tries to rescue an old friend from one of King Andrias’ robot camps.

Friday, April 29

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Mickey Mouse Funhouse “The Mighty Goof!” — Funny takes the gang to Sportstopia to play baseball with Pete’s team.
  • “Playtime in Crayon World” — Mickey, Minnie and friends can’t agree on what game to play.

10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior | Alice’s Wonderland Bakery “A Royally Mad Tea Party” — Alice helps the Queen and Dad Hatter make up after an argument ends their tea party.

  • “Jojo’s Bye-Bye Party” — Alice helps Fergie plan a surprise party for Jojo.

Saturday, April 30

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | The Owl House “Edge of the World” — King’s quest to uncover his past leads to shocking revelations and horrifying truths.
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel | Amphibia “The Three Armies” — Anne and Sasha must convince the frogs, newts and toads to work together. Whoopi Goldberg returns as the voice of Mother Olm.
  • “The Beginning of the End” — The final battle begins.


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