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Disney+ UK Launch Details; April Programming Highlights

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Disney+ UK Launch Details; April Programming Highlights

Disney+ has clued customers in to what they can expect when the service launches in the U.K. on March 24. The popular service will debut across the pond with 26 original series and movies, including the first two episodes of fan favorite Star Wars spinoffs The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7. On March 27, viewers will get the third episode of Mando and kick off double episode drops each Friday for The Clone Wars.

The streamer is priced at £5.99 a month in the U.K. and €6.99 in Europe; Disney+ is also set to launch in Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

Lambert the Sheepish Lion

Lambert the Sheepish Lion

April Disney+ (U.S.) animation highlights:

Friday, April 3
Library Titles: Shorts All in a Nutshell, Don’s Fountain of Youth, Donald’s Dog Laundry, Double Dribble, Dragon Around, Elmer Elephant, How to Play Football, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, On Ice, Out of Scale, Pluto’s Party, Sea Scouts, The New Neighbor, The Small One; TV Fish Hooks S1-3
Originals: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ep. 707 “Dangerous Debt” Taken prisoner by the Pykes, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt to escape.

Friday, April 10
Library Titles: Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals S1
Originals: A Celebration of Music from Coco An inside look at the musical production of “Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience”, performed at the historic Hollywood Bowl.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ep. 708 “Together Again” Ahsoka bargains for the sisters’ freedom and makes a startling discovery.

Friday, April 12
Library Titles: PJ Masks S3

Friday, April 17
Library Titles: Shorts Let’s Stick Together, Pluto’s Purchase; TV Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Nutty Tales S1-2
Originals: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ep. 709 “Old Friends Not Forgotten” Anakin and Obi-Wan must decide whether to help Ahsoka pursue Maul or rescue Palpatine.

Thursday, April 23
Library Titles: Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures S3

Friday, April 24
Library Titles: Disneyland “Man in Space” & “Mars and Beyond”

Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom

April Disney TV animation highlights:

Thursday, April 2
8:00-8:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Fancy Nancy “Bon Voyage, Nancy!/Nancy’s New Friend” Nancy is disappointed when a family car trip isn’t the epic adventure she imagined. | Nancy learns about autism when she befriends Lionel’s favorite cousin Sean. George Yionoulis guest stars as Sean.

Friday, April 3
10:30-11:00 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Puppy Dog Pals “A Light for the Lighthouse/Music City Mishap” When the pugs find out that the light on Bob’s favorite lighthouse isn’t working, they go on a mission to fix it. | While in Nashville, Bingo and Rolly find a lost guitar and go on a mission to return it to its rightful owner. Singer/songwriters Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles guest star as musician Ramblin’ Rhodes and Capo, respectively.

11:00-11:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Mira, Royal Detective “The Undercover Princess Mystery/Mystery at the Fashion Show” Mira goes undercover to find the precious Gem of Jalpur. Shavanie Jayna guest stars as Princess Shivani. | When a dress that Priya made for a fashion show goes missing, Mira discovers that it’s hiding in plain sight.

1:30-2:00 P.M. EST (Disney Junior) Elena of Avalor “Crash Course” Gabe recruits a flashy wizard, Bronzino, to teach his guards magic, but learns that there are no shortcuts to success. James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin) guest stars as Bronzino. Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine‑Nine) and Arturo Castro (Broad City) return as Antonia and Felipe, respectively.

Saturday, April 4
9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney XD) DuckTales “Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” SEASON 3 PREMIERE Huey races against Violet in a challenge to be named Senior Junior Woodchuck, while Scrooge and the family search for a secret Woodchuck treasure. Stephen Root (Office Space) guest stars as J.W. Guidebook.

10:00-10:30 A.M. EDT (Disney XD) DuckTales “Quack Pack!” The family is not quite themselves as they discover the planned family photoshoot might just be a part of a bigger “wish” gone wrong. Don Cheadle (Marvel’s Avengers franchise) returns as Donald and Bill Farmer (Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures) guest stars as Goofy.

Friday, April 10
11:00-11:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Wrecked Recital/The Case of the Vanishing Vessels” When Prince Neel’s sitar goes missing, Mira must track it down before Great Aunt Rupa finds out. Sarita Choudhury (Homeland) guest stars as Great Aunt Rupa. Mira goes on a mysterious underground adventure to find toy boats for a race.

Saturday, April 11
9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney XD) DuckTales “Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!” A spy video game turns dangerously real as Launchpad and Dewey must stop F.O.W.L. agent Steelbeak’s plan to destroy Duckburg.

Friday, April 17
11:00-11:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Mira, Royal Detective “The Mongoose Cousin Mystery/The Marble Egg Mystery” Mikku and Chikku’s cousins visit Jalpur for a kite festival. Sunita Mani (GLOW) stars as Neeti and Preeti, the mongoose cousins. When the Prince loses a precious marble gift from the Queen, Mira sets out to find it.

Saturday, April 18
9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney XD) DuckTales “The Lost Harp of Mervana!” The family joins a zen mermaid society to find a missing mystery, but Louie is convinced the seemingly innocent mermaids have a villainous agenda of their own. Retta (Parks and Recreation) guest stars as the Mystical Harp.

Sunday, April 19
9:00-10:00 P.M. EDT (Disney XD) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom “Web of Venom” SEASON 3 PREMIERE When Spider-Man and Max Modell experiment on a sample of Venom symbiote, it escapes and unleashes a weapon of unknown purpose.

Friday, April 24
11:00-11:30 A.M. EDT (Disney Channel) Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Secret Gift-Giver/Mystery at the Cooking Contest” When townspeople start receiving anonymous gifts, Mira searches for the secret gift-giver. | Pinky’s dishes for the Queen’s cooking contest seem to be sabotaged. Aarti Sequeira (The Next Food Network Star) guest stars as Chef Shoba.

Saturday, April 25
9:30-10:00 A.M. EDT (Disney XD) DuckTales “Louie’s Eleven!” Louie plans a break-in at a high-class party so the Three Caballeros can play as Donald tries to get past the party’s no-nonsense planner. Bernardo de Paula (Rio 2) and Arturo del Puerto (Fear the Walking Dead) return as José de Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, respectively.

[Sources: Walt Disney Co., Deadline]

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