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Ant-Man and the Wasp, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, and The One and Only Ivan are just three of the many movie delights coming to Disney+ in August.

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Every night can be family movie night this August, as Disney+ adds adventure films including the original X-Men and Ant-Man and The Wasp, musicals The Greatest Showman and Beauty and the Beast, as well as family movies like The Peanuts MovieThe One and Only Ivan, and Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe.

Also, the newest season of National Geographic series Weird But True and family comedy series
Magic Camp land on the streamer, while Muppets Now and One Day at Disney continue to release new episodes.

Find out what else the family-friendly streaming service offers in the month, starting with our top picks.

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Howard (2020) 94%

Description: Directed by Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast), Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid and creator of musicals including Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death due to AIDS, Howard goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.

Premiere Date: Aug. 7, 2020

The One and Only Ivan (2020)

Description: An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.

Premiere Date: Aug. 14, 2020

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 87%

Description: In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.

Premiere Date: Aug. 14, 2020

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020)

Description: Stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb, their older sister Candace, Perry the Platypus and the Danville gang are back together again in Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, an out-of-this-world animated adventure from Disney Television Animation. Executive-produced by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (creators and executive producers of the long-running Emmy Award-winning series Phineas and Ferb), the movie centers on Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Premiere Date: Aug. 28, 2020

Available 8/7

Howard (2020) 94%
Muppets Now: Season 1 (2020) 68% – “Fever Pitch”
One Day at Disney: Season 1 (2019) – “Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director”
Disney Family Sundays: Season 1 (2019)  – “Goofy: Pencil Cup”
Pixar In Real Life: Season 1 (2019) – “WALL·E: BnL Pop-up Shop”
National Geographic: The Hidden Kingdoms of China (2020)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) 37%
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits
The Peanuts Movie (2015) 87%
UFO Europe: The Untold Stories: Season 1
X-Men (2000) 81%

Available 8/14

The One and Only Ivan (2020)
Muppets Now: Season 1 (2020) 68% – “Getting Testy”
Magic Camp
One Day at Disney: Season 1 (2019)  – “Pavan Komkai: Broadcast Engineer”
Weird But True: Premiere Episode 301 – “Dinosaurs”
Alaska Animal Rescue: Season 1
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 87%
India’s Wild Leopards
Jungle Animal Rescue: Season 1
Nature Boom Time: Season 1
Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge: Season 1
Scuba Sam’s World: Season 1
Spaced Out: Season 1
T.O.T.S.: Season 1
T.O.T.S. Calling all T.O.T.S.: Season 1
The Greatest Showman (2017) 56%
Wild Cats of India: Season 1
Zombies 2 (2020) 100%

Available 8/21

Muppets Now: Season 1 (2020) 68% – “Sleep Mode”
One Day at Disney: Season 1 (2019)  – “Heather Bartleson: Holiday Services”
Weird But True – “National Parks”
Back to the Titanic (2020)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) 71%
Mars: One Day on the Red Planet

Available 8/28

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020)
Muppets Now: Season 1 (2020) 68% – “The I.T. Factor”
One Day at Disney: Season 1 (2019) – “Eric Baker: Imagineering Creative Director”
Weird But True – “Farming”
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) 29%
Fantastic Four (2015) 9%

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