August is a month full of big-name titles for Disney+, including the streaming debut of “Lightyear” and highly anticipated new series from both the Marvel and “Star Wars” universes.
The animated “Toy Story” prequel “Lightyear” (Aug. 3) drops first, hitting Disney+ a month and a half after its theatrical release in mid-June. The Pixar movie disappointed at the box office, and Disney
execs are surely hoping it’ll be more of a hit for kids watching from home.
A week later comes Season 3 of the charming animated kids show “Bluey” (Aug. 10). Spoiler alert for adults: The animated Australian show about a family of dogs is ostensibly for kids, but it’s also a primer on how to be a great parent. On the same day, “I Am Groot” also drops, featuring a collection of five shorts starring Baby Groot from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.
Aug. 17 sees the debut of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” a legal comedy starring Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) as a 30-something attorney who can transform into a massive, superpowered hulk just like her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Tim Roth and Jameela Jamil co-star as the villains. The trailer, released in May, was ridiculed for its shoddy CGI effects, but Disney has promised they’ll be cleaned up by the time the series streams.
The end of the month brings “Andor” (Aug. 31), a series that’s a prequel to the best of the “Star Wars” sequels, 2016’s gritty “Rogue One.” Diego Luna stars as a rebel spy in the grim early days of the rebellion against the evil Galactic Empire.
Here’s the full list of what’s coming in August, as of July 21 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in August 2022
Aug. 3Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (S1, 5 episodes)The Ghost and Molly McGee (S1, 5 episodes)Lightyear
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel
Aug. 5The Lion King (2019) (Sing-Along Version)The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (Sing-Along Version)Old DogsLEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation
Aug. 10Bluey (S3, 25 episodes)Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge (S1)I Am Groot
Aug. 12Disney Summer Magic QuestFather of the BrideFather of the Bride Part II
Aug. 17Meet Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S2)She-Hulk: Attorney At Law
Aug. 19Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Sing-Along Version)Beauty and the Beast (2017) (Sing-Along Version)Tangled (Sing-Along Version)
Aug. 24Blackish (S8)Chibi Tiny Tales (Shorts) (S2)
Aug. 26Doc McStuffins: The Doc is 10!
Aug. 31America’s National Parks (S1)Europe From Above (S2)Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (S3)Andor