We cannot argue that Disney movies will ever become outdated or old-fashioned because, since childhood, they have given us a sense of escape and hope when everything feels bleak. And we understand that as parents working in today’s political climate, we want children to watch wholesome films that teach them about acceptance and kindness.
So we are bringing you this list of best shows on Disney Plus with some of the best shows and movies currently popular on the streaming platform.
The secret of Sulphur Spring (2021)
Director: Tracey Thomson
Writer: Tracey Thomson
Cast: Preston Oliver, Kyleigh Curran, Elle Graham
Tracey is a teenage boy whose parents move into a new mansion in Sulphur Springs, Louisiana, which was previously a hotel that thrived in the 1970s. Tracy befriends the brilliant and lovely Harper in school, who also believes him when he tells him this is a haunted house.
Together, they both investigate the accident that happened years ago. Over the next few days, mysterious accidents begin occurring, which gives Tracey the feeling that the new house was haunted because of an unspoken accident years ago which involved a missing teen.
The Owl House (2020)
Director: Dana Terrace
Writer: Dana Terrace
Cast: Sarah-Nicole Robles, Alex Hirsch, Wendie Malick
Bright and creative Luz is considered a trouble-maker in her school because of her love for drawing and how she keeps discussing her favourite witch series, so for the summer, her mother sends her to a summer camp where she will learn how to be an average teen.
However, Luz accidentally finds herself on the Boiling Islands, where she makes friends with the rebellious witch Ida and her puppy Demon. Along with friends like Amity, she learns that the evil King in place is out to kidnap Ida, and she works to stop that from happening.
The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021)
Director: Greg Beeman
Writer: Phil Hay, Chelsey Lora
Cast: Mystic Inscho, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira
Mr. Curtain runs the Institute, a school where he sends messages that invade one’s subconscious, allowing him to implant ideas and thoughts into people’s minds. Mr. Benedict, a very clever and intelligent guy, recruits four children for a risky mission to enter
The Institute during a global crisis caused by a failing economy and other issues. When a botch in plans reveals Mr. Curtain’s evil intentions to use the spies in his Institute as vessels to control the world, they plot together to prevent this from happening.
Mr. Benedict dispatches the four children he has recruited to The Institute to stop this nefariousness and free the globe from Mr. Curtain’s tyranny.
Director: Joe Brumm
Writer: Joe Brumm
Cast: David McCormack, Melanie Zanetti, Brad Elliott
The slice of the life story of the six-year-old lively and kind-hearted Blue Wheeler puppy Bluey who lives in the small town Coralville, where he lives with his mom and dad and his minor sister Spots.
Wheeler uses his powers of friendship and love to make close friends like Floss the Ginger cat and Stella the Tiger, and together they navigate through companies and deal with school and family members.
Director: Matt Braly
Writer: Matt Braly
Cast: Brenda Song, Justin Felbinger, Bill Farmer
Anne Boonchuy is like any other ordinary teenager living in Wisconsin with her mother and her dog Fluffy. One morning, when taking her dog to a park for a walk, she comes across an abandoned music box that no one takes claim over.
When she starts playing the music, it immediately transfers her to a different land where frogs and toads rule, and she has to help the insects disappear. Along with the close friendship she forms with Sprig, Anne must figure out how to dismantle the evil empire and help live with the insects peacefully.
Dino Ranch (2021)
Director: Matthew Fernandes
Writer: Matthew Fernandes
Cast: Ava Ro, Scott Gorman, Tyler James Nathan
Min and Rae have been close friends since they were in kindergarten together, and what drove them close was their love for dinosaurs. Although the rest of the school bullied them for such childish interests, both of them loved spending their time in their room playing with dinosaur figures and visiting museums.
One day, at a park, Min comes across an abandoned dinosaur egg, and when she and Rae read the inscription on it, they go back to a time when dinosaurs existed. With the close friendships they form with dinosaurs like Blue, Casey, and Zack, these two friends have an adventure.
Big Hero Six (2014)
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Writer: Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson
Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
After his brother San dies when one of his experiments messes up, Hiro grieves the loss of his big brother and decides to change schools and go to a new one where he won’t suffer from the memories.
One day he is searching for his book in the attic. He comes across one of his brother’s inventions: Baymax, a plus-sized inflated robot. Together with Hiro’s friends, they form the superhero group “Big Hero 6” when the city is facing harm from an enraged scientist who wishes to create a porthole to engulf the city in complete chaos and destruction.
Dug Days (2021)
Director: Bob Peterson
Writer: Pete Doctor, Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner, Bob Peterson, Jordan Nagai
A spin-off from the beloved movie “Up” comes the short film “Dug Days,” which is about the dog Dug. After moving to the suburbia with Carl and Eddie, Dug is fascinated because he had never seen suburbia before or lived among other trained dogs or cats back.
In the next few days, we watch Dug go on crazy adventures like chasing cats or chasing after the ice cream van and even an eventful day when Carl takes him to the park to show him butterflies.
Director: Christian De Vita, Merle-Anne Ridley
Writer: Lisa Akehurst, Tim Bain, Julie Bioget
Cast: Addison Holley, Kyle Breitkopf, Juan Luis Bonilla
In the dead of night, when the entire town goes to sleep, three superheroes emerge from their homes and work hard to ensure the villains and their crimes do not hurt the innocent people of their village. Stella, Max, and Peter are superheroes who work for the secret Council of Justice, and their biggest nemesis is Purry Feet.
This evil cat is hoping for the entire population of cats to arise and take over the homes and lives of the town and turn people into their submissives.
Monster at Work (2021)
Director: Bobs Gannaway
Writer: Bobs Gannaway
Cast: Billy Crystal, Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling
Tyler Tuskman was the top student at Monster University, where his teachers praised him for being the most efficient one to scare little children, which increases their electricity. However, a day before he started working at Monster’s Corporation, the evil boss Waternoose was fired, and Sully is now the new boss.
Under his control, a new method arose: children’s laughter could provide more fuel for electricity than their tears or screams. Now Tyler, who has never made a child laugh before, but has wanted to work at this organization all his life, has to work hard to figure out how to be funny.
Star Wars Resistance (2017)
Director: Carrie Beck, Dave Filoni, Kiri Hart
Writer: Carrie Beck, Dave Filoni, Kiri Hart
Cast: Christopher Sean, Scott Lawrence, Josh Brener
Kazuda Xiono has trained his entire life to be selected to work for the Resistance. This time, he is chosen along with thirteen other Pilots to work under the special orders of Princess Leia on a special mission regarding overthrowing Darth Vader.
The assignment involves travelling to the Planet where Vader and his comrades reside and investigating to find their plans to build the Death Star. This machine could offer the Resistance hope and give them access to the unit to better see and kill Darth Vader.
Miraculous: Tale of ladybug and Cat Noir (2015)
Director: Thomas Astruc, Wilfried Pain
Writer: Thomas Astruc, Fed Lenoir, Nicky Baker
Cast: Cristina Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook, Keith Silverstein
Marionette and Andrea seem like two ordinary best friends to the world as they go to school every day, do their homework, and then play in the park. But when no one is around, both of them transfer into superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, whose plan is to protect the city from evil villains trying to destroy citizens’ lives.
Their biggest enemy is Dog Lady, a notoriously lousy woman using dogs to steal the jewels and houses of different people and one day build an empire where dogs rule over towns.
Find Me in Paris (2018)
Director: Jill Girling, Lori Mather-Welch
Writer: Jill Girling, Lori Mather-Welch
Cast: Jessica Lord, Rik Young, Caitlin-Rose Lacey
Jessica and Sam are very much in love and have been dating for the past seven months. As a gift for her spectacular ballerina performance, Sam finds a gorgeous antique necklace in a mysterious shop which he gifts to her on the rooftop and promises that he will marry her when they are old enough.
However, the chain is a time-travelling charm that transfers into the 21st century. While Sam frantically searches for ways to bring back his girlfriend, Jessica blends in with the people by living with a new friend Raven in her apartment to hide from the time-travelling police, who will kill her as soon as possible they find her.
Big City Greens (2018)
Director: Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton
Writer: Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton
Cast: Chris Houghton, Marieve Herington, Bob Joles
Animated comedy-adventure series about a young boy Cricket Green, who is shocked when his father announces that he has accepted a new job in the city.
Along with his mom, dad, and three younger sisters, Ellie, Carol, and Rose, Cricket moves to the bustling town Netherpole where he has to start his seventh-grade class, and he feels out of place because he misses playing with the animals back home.
But when he forms a close bond with Vernon, a boy who shares his interest in barnyard animals, the two go on silly adventures together.
Director: Franck Salomé, Nicolas Sedel, Fernando Worcel
Writer: Franck Salomé, Nicolas Sedel, Fernando Worcel
Cast: Dylan Schombing, Áine Sunderland, Nahanni Mitchell
In the land before modernization, when dinosaurs walked the earth and humans were friends with them, the myth of the most giant and ferocious dinosaur, “Giganotosaurus,” is known by every creature who can recall the giant dinosaur scared everyone.
Still, one day it had walked into the forest and was never seen by anyone again. Now three curious relics which have grown up hearing stories about this scary beast long to know where Giganotosaurus went and why he went away. So they set off on an adventure to find and bring him back.
The Nevermoor Chronicles (2014)
Director: J. Elizabeth Martin, Jamie Voris
Writer: J. Elizabeth Martin, Mike McClenahan, Charles Harless
Cast: Sara Maraffino, Bill Mendieta, Michael John Lane
From the minds of “Goosebumps” and “The Twilight Zone” is another collection of horror short stories coming to your channel. Features spooky stories that will never allow you to sleep a good night’s sleep ever again creep the daylights out of you.
A woman waiting at night for her husband to come home keeps getting calls from him asking her to open the door. A family visits a young girl about to get married in her dreams.
A woman anxious to have a better collection of clothes and shoes than her sister-in-law finds a pair of shoes on the sidepath that are so gorgeous that she takes them. And a couple who sees her daughter strange when the husband spots her laughing with someone in another room.
Ice Age Scrat Tales (2022)
Director: Donnie Long, Lisa Allen Keane, Jeff Gabor
Writer: James Young, Jackson
Cast: Kari Wahlgren, Chris Wedge
A spin-off from the beloved “Ice-Age” trilogy comes the story of the squirrel Scrat, who is shocked when he finds out he is about to become a father for the first time.
Determined to do everything right, unlike his father, who had abandoned him when he was born, he searches the land for the best food and shelter to provide his wife with shelter and warmth and begins preparing a feast for his baby’s announcement.
KC Undercover (2015)
Director: Corinne Marshall
Writer: Corinne Marshall
Cast: Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden
Computer whiz kid Annabelle is shocked one morning when she walks into her parents’ bedroom to find out that they are secret spies working for the government who have the technology and dangerous weapons stored all over the house. Her parents realize that her intelligence and detective skills mean she could follow in their footsteps and become an even better spy than them.
So they enroll her in a training institute where she works and trains hard all day to become a person who saves the world from evil and crime.
Puppy Dog pals (2017)
Director: Harland Williams
Writer: Harland Williams
Cast: Harland Williams, Nana Kouno, Tom Kenny
Pug puppies Bingo and Rolly are fun-loving and enjoy nothing more than spending company with their owner Arnold who gives them belly rubs and feeds them their favourite snacks.
But when Arnold has to go to work, the twin puppies love going to the park, where they play with their friends all day and help resolve neighbour conflicts.
Mira, Royal Detective (2020)
Director: Becca Topol
Writer: Becca Topol
Cast: Leela Ladnier, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kal Penn
Mira is a brave and resourceful girl inspired by her mother, Lata, who leads the security head of the King of India.
After she successfully saves the prince from drinking poisoned wine, which proves to be the chef’s plan so that he could gain favour with the King, she is inspired to open her detective agency, where she helps resolve cases with her friend’s day.
Disney movies have an enduring appeal that has long outshone any other film we have watched in our lives. These movies encourage us to hope, dream and be resilient in the face of struggles.
In today’s turmoil climate, we know every parent wants their children to watch movies and shows that inspire them to keep working towards finding hope. So we have brought forward our list of best shows on Disney Plus to keep your children entertained all summer!