The 30 Best Disney Plus Shows Right Now (March 2021)

The best shows on Disney, from kids cartoons to shows for tweens

In addition to the massive library of modern and nostalgic movies on Disney Plus, there are also hundreds of old and original series to watch. The offerings include new shows, Disney Channel classics, documentaries, and multiple Star Wars spin-offs. We narrowed down the best Disney+ shows streaming right now to help you decide what you need to binge.

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The Muppet Show (1976): Best Retro Variety Show Run by Puppets

Ms. Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzy, and Kermit on the Muppets

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Genre: Comedy, Family, Music

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Created By: Jim Henson, Jack Burns

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 5

After you've watched all the other Muppet shows and movies on Disney Plus, it's time to travel back to 1976, when the Muppets got their first big break on prime time TV. After a few guest appearances on Saturday Night Live, Jim Henson's puppets got to star in their own SNL-style sketch comedy show, The Muppet Show.

The Muppet Show made Kermit the Frog and Ms. Piggy household names largely due to the many big-name celebrities who appeared on the show. Guest stars include Steve Martin, Elton John, and Mark Hamill in character as Luke Skywalker promoting The Empire Strikes Back.

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Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones (2020): Best Marvel Animated Shorts

Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Genre: Animation, Action

Starring: Rebecca Shoichet, Ian Hanlin, Giles Panton

Created By: Funko

TV Rating: TV-Y7

Number of Seasons: 1

In this series of shorts produced by Funko, Iron Man and friends find themselves trapped in an alternate dimension created by Thanos. If you've watched all of the Avengers films up to Endgame, Battleworld should tide you over until phase 4 of the MCU gets going.

Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones is practically a commercial for Funko's Avengers toys, and it ties in directly with a board game of the same name. Nonetheless, the shorts are high-quality, and they tell an engaging story.

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American Dragon: Jake Long (2005): Best Chinese-American Superhero Series

Jake Long in American Dragon

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy

Starring: Dante Basco, Charlie Finn, kittie KaBoom

Created By: Eddie Guzelian, Jeff Goode, Matthew Negrete

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 2

Jake Long (Dante Basco) is a pretty ordinary kid, except for one thing: He has the power to transform into a dragon. In addition to typical teenage trials like school crushes and pop quizzes, Jake also has to fend off a group of dragon slayers called the Huntsclan.

It's been more than 15 years since American Dragon first aired on the Disney Channel, making it officially nostalgic for a generation of adults. That said, this cartoon appeals to people of all ages, so watch it with your kids. You can also catch Jake in an episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series titled “Morpholomew,” which is also on Disney Plus.

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WandaVision: Weirdest Sitcom Starring Marvel Superheros

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in WandaVision

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn

Created By: Jac Schaeffer

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

What do you get when you cross a 1950s-style sitcom with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? You get WandaVision, a very weird series about Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living in the suburbs with nosey neighbors who are always on the verge of discovering their secret superpowers.

It may sound similar to beloved TV shows like Bewitched or I Dream of Genie, but by the end of the first episode, you'll realize that there's more going on than what meets the eye.

Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision will have nine episodes total, with new episodes being released every Friday until March 5.

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Dinosaurs (1991): Best Prehistoric Comedy For Kids and Adults

Earl and Fran Sinclair in Dinosaurs

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Starring: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

Created By: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 4

Dinosaurs is about a Megalosaurus logger and an Allosaurus housewife who work hard to help their children succeed in a rapidly changing world. Despite the show being set in the year 60 million BC, the Sinclair family frequently deals with modern-day problems like discrimination, body shaming, and even global warming.

Dinosaurs was first pitched by Jim Henson in 1988, but, in a pre-Simpsons world, the idea of a family sitcom with puppets seemed far-fetched. Unfortunately, Henson wouldn't live the see his idea come to light, but the world got four seasons of Dinosaurs before it went extinct in 1994.

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The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011): Best Reality Show for Future Veterinarians

Dr. Pol in The Incredible Dr. Pol

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Genre: Documentary, Reality-TV

Starring: Jan Pol, Diane Pol, Ari Rubin

Created By: Monica Austin, Jonathan Schroder

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 17

Follow Dr. Jan Pol and his medical team at Pol Veterinary Services as they travel all over Michigan saving animals of all sizes. The show has had two seasons per year since 2011, so there are more episodes than you can probably binge in a month.

The Incredible Dr. Pol is appropriate for all ages to watch, but it might be too much for those who are sensitive to seeing animals in pain. Fortunately, the show never gets as graphic as other medical shows, and every episode has a happy ending.

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017): Best Animated Star Wars Shorts

The characters of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Disney

IMDb Rating: 5.0

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family 

Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Ashley Eckstein, Shelby Young

Created By: George Lucas

TV Rating: TV-Y7

Number of Seasons: 4

If you've finished watching all of the LEGO Star Wars shorts, here's another series you can enjoy when you have three minutes to spare. Each episode features a female protagonist from different eras of Star Wars, from Queen Amidala and Ahsoka Tano in the prequel trilogy to Rose and Rey in the more recent films.

Forces of Destiny originally debuted on YouTube before moving to the Disney Channel. In 2019, the show took home the accolade for Top Cable Television Series at the ASCAP Screen Music Awards. Several voice actors from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series return for cameos, including Mark Hamill as Luke.

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On Pointe (2020): Best Documentary About Training to Be a Professional Dancer

Ballerinas dancing in On Pointe

Disney

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Kai Misra-Stone, Sophia Thomopoulos, Gabrielle Marchese

Created By: Larissa Bills

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

On Pointe gives a glance at day-to-day life inside the prestigious School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York. The docuseries follows dancers as young as eight as they prepare for a performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in Manhattan.

If you didn't already know that ballet dancing is hard work, you'll certainly get the point (pun intended) by the end of this series. The amount of dedication the students put into their craft is a spectacle to behold.

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2020): An Optimistic Look at the Future of Humanity

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Disney

IMDb Rating: 9.2

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Created By: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

Over the past four decades, Cosmos has taken audiences to all corners of our vast universe. This time around, join astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on a journey into the past and future as he recounts the events that made space travel possible and speculates on what interplanetary societies could look like.

Possible Worlds is inspired by the classic 1980 book and TV miniseries Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan, and it's a direct follow-up to 2014's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Like its predecessors, the series is presented in thirteen parts, so it's perfect for a weekend streaming binge.

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The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (2020): Best Animated Shorts With Classic Disney Mascots

Mickey and Minnie in The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Short

Starring: Chris Diamantopoulos, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo

Created By: Paul Rudish

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

Mickey, Donald, and the rest of the gang are back in this series of new animated shorts. In an age where everything is getting rebooted, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse stands out for its charm and originality.

The episodes are simultaneously modern and timeless. The animation stays true to the classic character designs, but the quality is much better than older Disney shorts, so these are great for parents and kids to watch together.

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The Mandalorian (2019): Best Unifying and Original Star Wars Spin-Off

Mando in The Mandalorian

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.7

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Rio Hackford
Created By: Jon Favreau

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 2

Disney Plus is the only place you can watch The Mandalorian, which is reason enough to justify a subscription. In a time when Star Wars fans have never been more divided, The Mandalorian debuted to universal praise, with many proclaiming the show to be the best property in the franchise since the original trilogy.

If you haven't seen it yet, you likely know about the breakout star, Baby Yoda. With just eight episodes, the first season can be binged completely in a day. Season 2 debuted October 30, so now is the perfect time to catch up.

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Marvel's 616 (2020): The Stories Behind Your Favorite Marvel Heroes

Marvel's 616

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Sana Amanat, Paul Scheer, G. Willow Wilson

Created By: Sarah Amos

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Disney Plus has most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but if you want to know the stories behind your favorite superheroes, you should catch Marvel 616. Each episode focuses on a different topic, such as the inspirations behind the characters and artists.

You'll also learn about lesser-known characters and spin-offs. For example, the first episode is about the Japanese version of Spider-Man, which popularized the superhero genre in the country. The second episode honors women Marvel creators and characters. With eight full-length documentaries, there's something for MCU fanatics and casual fans to enjoy.

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The Right Stuff (2020): Best Mini-Series About the Space Race

NASA press conference from The Right Stuff

National Geographic

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Drama, History

Starring: Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O'Donoghue

Created By: Mark Lafferty

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

After you watch Hidden Figures on Disney Plus, you might want to check out The Right Stuff. It recounts the early days of the space race from the astronauts' perspective, reflecting on the risks they accepted and the fears of their families.

The series is based on a book, which was adapted into a movie in 1983. The hour-long premiere focuses on Project Mercury, the first spaceflight program of the U.S. government. Future installments will explore events leading up to the 1969 Moon landing.

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The Simpsons (1989): Longest-Running Cartoon Sitcom in History

Bart, Homer, and Lisa in The Simpsons

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 8.7

Genre: Animation, Comedy

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer

Created By: Matt Groening

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 31

Disney's streaming service is now home to Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Homer (Dan Castellaneta), and the rest of the Simpsons family. You won't find the latest episodes, but the first 31 seasons of The Simpsons are available to stream on Disney Plus.

The Simpsons has won innumerable awards and cemented its legacy in television history. As the show enters its fifth decade, you can enjoy over 600 episodes of America's longest-running animated show.

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Earth To Ned (2020): Best Late Night Talk Show Hosted by Extraterrestrials

Earth To Ned on Disney Plus

Disney

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Genre: Comedy, Talk Show

Starring: Paul Rugg, Michael Oosterom, Colleen Smith

Created By: Brian Henson

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

Earth To Ned is a new show from the Jim Henson Company hosted by Earth-dwelling extraterrestrials Ned (Paul Rugg) and Cornelius (Michael Oosterom). Although originally tasked with plotting a full-scale invasion, the alien duo now interviews celebrities and offers insightful commentary about Earth culture on their intergalactic podcast.

The concept of the show is similar to Muppets Now, but it follows a narrative rather than presenting a collection of skits. All 10 episodes of the first season are available for you to binge now.

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The Rocketeer (2019): Best Animated Show for Young Kids

Kit in The Rocketeer

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Animation, Action

Starring: Kitana Turnbull, Callan Farris, Frank Welker

Created By: Nicole Dubuc

TV Rating: TV-Y

Number of Seasons: 1

This Disney Junior exclusive is loosely based on the 1991 film of the same name. The Rocketeer is about a young girl named Kit (Kitana Turnbull) who is in training to become a jetpack-powered superhero.

Following its first season, The Rocketeer was nominated for five Daytime Emmys Awards. Although the humor is aimed at young children, the animation and voice acting are above average for a kids' show.

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Muppets Now (2020): Best Sketch Comedy Shorts With Muppets and Celebrities

Muppets Now promotional logo

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Genre: Family, Comedy

Starring: Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

Created By: Jim Henson

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

The Muppets are back with a series of improvised shorts reminiscent of The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang star alongside celebrities like Seth Rogen and Aubrey Plaza in a variety show format. The episodes are only about 10 minutes long, but you'll likely want to watch them over and over again.

With its family-friendly comedy and adept puppetry, Muppets Now serves as an excellent reintroduction to Jim Henson's legendary franchise. If you can't get enough Muppets, there are dozens of Muppet movies on Disney+ to enjoy.

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Raven's Home (2017): Best Sequel Series Exclusive to Disney+

The cast of Raven's Home

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Genre: Comedy, Family

Starring: Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Ziraili Robinson

Created By: Jed Elinoff

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 3

Disney Channel favorite Raven Simone returns in this sequel series to That's So Raven. Raven Baxter, now a divorced mother of two, decides to move in with her childhood friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) and Chelsea's son Levi (Jason Maybaum). The premise may sound eerily similar to Fuller House, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Considering That's So Raven ended over a decade ago, the show features impressive storyline continuity and character consistency. If you run out of episodes to watch, you can binge the original series on Disney Plus.

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Andi Mack (2017): Best Coming-of-Age Show for Tweens

Peyton Elizabeth Lee in Andi Mack

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Genre: Comedy, Family

Starring: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie

Created By: Terri Minsky

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 3

In this heartwarming series, Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars as 13-year-old Andi Mack, a middle school student with a complicated family life. While remaining appropriate for all ages, the storylines focus on real-life issues that kids deal with, including panic attacks, learning disabilities, and coming out.

During its two-season run on the Disney Channel, Andi Mack earned numerous awards, including the 2018 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming and the 2018 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for Television With a Conscience. The show is notable for being the first Disney Channel show to feature a gay main character.

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Diary of a Future President (2020): Most Inspirational Show for Tweens With a Strong Female Lead

Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva, Charlie Bushnell in Diary of a Future President

Disney

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Genre: Comedy, Family

Starring: Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva, Charlie Bushnell

Created By: Ilana Peña

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

Kids desperately need role models they can look up to, which is why shows like Diary of a Future President are so important. Twelve-year-old Elena Cañero‑Reed (Tess Romero) is only in middle school, but she has already decided what she wants to be when she grows up: President of the United States of America.

Elena's day-to-day challenges aren't much different from the average tween's. Still, seeing an ambitious young woman handle life like a boss is a positive message for boys and girls of all ages. Be sure to catch up on season one now so that you can be ready for the second season coming 2021.

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Shop Class (2020): Best Kid-Themed Game Show for Aspiring Architects

A young girl uses a screw driver in Shop Class on Disney +
Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Genre: Game Show, Family, Adventure

Starring: Kelly Ractham, Justin Long, Daron Yacoubian

Created By: David Decker

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

Ready for a competitive show that doesn't involve adults behaving like kids? Instead, Shop Class is about kids doing adult things like woodwork and electrical wiring. Teens are given the power tools and other supplies they need to build contraptions that are judged by a panel of experts. There's no drama or bombastic personalities, just kid-friendly construction projects.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019): Best Live-Action Musical Mockumentary

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Disney

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama

Starring: Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett

Created By: Tim Federle

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a mockumentary about a group of teenagers who put together a stage production of Disney's wildly popular film franchise. While the cast of the original movie has long since graduated, their successors carry on their legacy with some truly impressive dancing and singing.

HSM: TM: TS received a GLAAD Media Award nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming thanks to its positive portrayal of LGBT characters. The show was so successful upon its release that Disney has already announced a second season for 2021.

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The Proud Family (2001): Best Groundbreaking Animated Sitcom

The cast of The Proud Family

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Comedy, Animation, Family

Starring: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton

Created By: Bruce W. Smith

TV Rating: TV-Y

Number of Seasons: 2

The Proud Family was initially passed up by Nickelodeon before the Disney Channel took a chance on it in 2001. The first animated sitcom about an African American family, The Proud Family centers around 14-year-old Penny (Kyla Pratt) and her relationships with her parents and grandparents.

The show's success inspired a Disney Channel original movie, a web series spin-off, and a crossover with LiLo and Twitch. Disney announced a new Disney+ exclusive series, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, in 2020.

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Gargoyles (1994): Darkest Character Developing Disney Cartoon

Goliath in Gargoyles

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation

Starring: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett

Created By: Greg Weisman

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 3

Gargoyles was Disney's answer to Batman: The Animated series. It was darker, deeper, and more mature than anything else on Disney's Saturday morning lineup, but it's still appropriate for young kids.

Because the show emphasizes character development and long-form storytelling, the series is best watched in order. There are only three seasons, and the episodes tend to fly by, so it's perfect for a weekend of binge-watching.

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Gravity Falls (2012): Best Weirdly Satisfying Supernatural Show

Dipper and Mabel in Gravity Falls

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.9

Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation

Starring: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

Created By: Alex Hirsch

TV Rating: TV-Y7

Number of Seasons: 2

Gravity Falls is best described as Twin Peaks for kids. Set in a fictional Oregon town where the paranormal is the norm, twins Dipper (Jason Ritter) and Mabel (Kristen Schaal) spend their summer tending a local tourist trap and investigating the mysteries of their temporary home. Much more than just a collection of spooky stories, Gravity Falls is weird enough for both kids and adults to enjoy.

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Disney Family Sundays (2019): Best DYI Crafts Show for Kids and Parents

A young girl holds Mickey Mouse ears over her head as her mom laughs

Disney

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Genre: Family, Reality TV

Starring: Amber Kemp Gerstel

Created By: Amber Kemp Gerstel

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

Stuck inside with your kids? Make the most of it and learn how to create some Disney-themed arts and crafts together. Host Amber Kemp Gerstel provides step-by-step instructions for do-it-yourself projects that are appropriate for all ages.

Each episode focuses on a different Disney franchise, so pick your favorite and dive right in.

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Big Hero 6: The Series (2017): Best Hand Drawn Cartoon Based on a Movie

Big Hero 6: The Series promotional image

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure

Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Brooks Wheelan

Created By: Bob Schooley

TV Rating: TV-Y7

Number of Seasons: 2

If you liked Disney's Big Hero 6 (or the comics the film is based on), this show is a must-watch. Big Hero 6: The Series picks up where the movie left off, and a new season started September 21, so now is the perfect time to get caught up.

Instead of CGI, the show features vibrant hand-drawn animation. The series has been nominated for multiple Emmys, and it won an Annie Award for Outstanding Editorial team in an Animated Television Production.

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Star Wars Resistance (2018): Most Underrated Star Wars Animated Series

Star Wars Resistance promotional image

Disney Plus

IMDb Rating: 4.9

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Starring: Christopher Sean, Scott Lawrence, Josh Brener

Created By: Dave Filoni

TV Rating: TV-Y7

Number of Seasons: 2

There's no shortage of Star Wars content on Disney Plus, so it's easy to overlook Star Wars Resistance. The events in this 3D-animated series take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It's about Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean), a pilot for the Resistance who is tasked with spying on the emerging First Order.

For its first season, the show won the 2019 Saturn Award for Best Animated Series on Television. Unfortunately, the second season is said to be the last, but that's understandable since the story ends where The Force Awakens begins.

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Pixar in Real Life (2019): Best Reality TV Show for All Ages

WALL-E meets a pug dog in Pixar in Real Life

Disney

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Comedy, Family, Reality TV

Starring: David Greenberg, Curtis Retherford, Zihan Zhao

Created By: Pixar Animation Studios

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

Pixar movies are known for their groundbreaking computer animation, but what would your favorite characters look like if you met them in person? The Pixar team answers that question by bringing iconic movie moments to life.

While it's interesting to see how the animatronic version of WALL-E works, the real fun is watching people's candid reactions to seeing him roam around the streets of New York.

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Weird But True (2017): Best Educational Nature and Science Show for Kids

Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi in Weird But True

Disney

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Genre: Documentary, Family

Starring: Charlie Engelman, Carly Ciarrocchi

Created By: Charlie Engelman

TV Rating: NR

Number of Seasons: 3

This show from National Geographic Kids takes viewers all over the world to learn about different animals, environments, and scientific phenomenon. Hosted by the energetic team of Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi, every episode of Weird But True! teaches kids lots of facts, including how to make some science-related arts and crafts.

Weird but True! won the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for the Best Educational and Informational Series. The third season is exclusive to Disney Plus, and you can watch additional shorts on the National Geographic Kids website.

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