The streaming service from Disney has announced which TV shows and movies will be added to its lineup next month and we’ve chosen the four titles we’re most excited about—including the new Disney/Pixar movie Luca, which is giving us ALL the summer vibes.
But first, an important note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.
Best for: 5+
Your family can dive deep into summer with this heartwarming, coming-of-age story that focuses on a young boy named Luca, who experiences an unforgettable time filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: they are both sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Best for: 10+
Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Trenton Lee Stewart, this series follows a group of orphans who are placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute and must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Your kids are sure to be enraptured, whether they’ve already read the book or not.
The Owl House, Season 1
Best for: 7+
This animated series, which aired on TV last year, is finally available to stream! Luz is a confident teenager who happens to find a portal to a fantastic world where she meets a feisty witch named Eda the Owl Lady and a small-but-mighty warrior named King. With her new friends’ help, Luz moves into The Owl House and enrolls in the magical school in order to become a witch herself—despite the fact she’s just a human.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Best for: 6+
Raya and the Last Dragon was released on Premier Access in March, but it’ll available to all subscribers this month, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet, now’s your time! This movie takes viewers on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.