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All new Disney Plus movies & TV shows this month (August 2020)

Published: 21/Jul/2020 15:48 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:53

by Jacob Hale

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Disney+ has been a hit since it arrived on people’s screens, bringing a tremendous back catalogue of some of the best family films and TV shows of the last century, as well as original stories from our favorite characters.

While Disney is most commonly associated with programming for children and young families, it has used its streaming platform to bring the likes of Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, Marvel films and National Geographic documentaries to its audience.

In August 2020, they’re bringing a whole host of new content to Disney+, from sci-fi stories to Hollywood blockbusters. Here’s everything coming to Disney+ this month.

August 7

Disney Plus Howard art
Disney
Howard follows the work of Howard Ashman, who provided the lyrics to classic songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and more.

Sci-fi fans will be happy to see more Star Wars content arriving on Disney Plus, while the Disney Family Sundays series finale is sure to interest those with kids.

  • Hidden Kingdoms of China
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Adventure Awaits
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • UFO Europe: The Untold Stories (S1)
  • X-Men
  • Howard
  • Muppets Now Episode 102
  • One Day At Disney Episode 136
  • Disney Family Sundays Series Finale Episode 140
  • Pixar In Real Life Episode 110

August 14

Animal fanatics rejoice as the likes of Alaska Animal Rescue and India’s Wild Leopards appear on Disney+ for the first time — not to mention the incredible The Greatest Showman finally making its way to the platform.

  • Alaska Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • India’s Wild Leopards
  • Jungle Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Nature Boom Time (S1)
  • Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge (S1)
  • Scuba Sam’s World (S1)
  • Spaced Out (S1)
  • T.O.T.S. (S1)
  • T.O.T.S. Calling all T.O.T.S. (S1)
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Wild Cats of India (S1)
  • Zombies 2
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Muppets Now Episode 103
  • Magic Camp
  • One Day at Disney Episode 137
  • Weird But True! Episode 301

August 21

Disney Beauty and the Beast Emma Watson
Disney
The 2017 live action remake, starring Emma Watson, makes its way to Disney+ in August.

The headliner on August 21 is, of course Beauty and the Beast, an absolute classic from Disney. It’ll be worth checking out Nat Geo’s Mars: One Day on the Red Planet, too, to “join the relentless search for life there.”

  • Back to the Titanic
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Mars: One Day on the Red Planet
  • Muppets Now Episode 104
  • One Day At Disney Episode 138
  • Weird But True! Episode 302

August 28

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Fantastic Four arrives on Disney+ 15 years after it was first shown in theatres.

In the last content update of August 2020, Fantastic Four will entice the action fans while the Phineas and Ferb movie will be perfect for kids ready to head back to school.

  • Fantastic Four
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
  • Muppets Now Episode 105
  • One Day At Disney Episode 139
  • Weird But True! Episode 303

So, that’s everything coming to Disney Plus in August 2020! Make sure to check back soon to find all the new films and TV shows streaming in September.

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4 video games that deserve a live-action series after Assassin’s Creed

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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With news that a live-action Assassin’s Creed series will be coming to Netflix, fans everywhere are wondering: what is next?

Netflix has generally had success bucking the trend of negative video game adaptations with its The Witcher series and Castlevania, so they have a good track record.

Now, with Assassin’s Creed next up and a Splinter Cell anime in development, the sky’s the limit for the streaming platform.

Here are four video games we want to see get a live-action adaptation in the future.

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Red Dead has a lot of potential as a series.

Red Dead Redemption

Westerns are a genre ripe for premium television – just look at Westworld. With Rockstar’s second-biggest franchise, there are a lot of opportunities given the series’ different time periods.

Plus, the series itself may not have to center itself around Arthur or John Marston, but rather serve as a prequel about Dutch van der Linde.

With a large enough budget, Red Dead could be one of the best franchises to make a jump to Netflix and expand the lore in significant ways.

Shooting aliens in Dead Space
Dead Space
Life and Alien have proven space-themed horror works.

Dead Space

When it comes to video game horror, Dead Space is one of the greats and could make for a great series.

Given the success of space-themed horror films such as Life and Alien, it’s proven that the concept works well.

However, the game may work best as a limited series and keep the focus on seven episodes rather than turn it into a multiple-season show.

Max Payne poster
Rockstar Games
Max Payne is in dire need of a reboot.

Max Payne

Noir is always a popular theme and no video game does noir better than Max Payne.

While the series has faltered with film adaptations, the story and style of Max Payne is too impressive to leave it on the sidelines for much longer.

If the series can land the right director and get the right people involved, there is serious potential for it to be a hit. Combine that with the bullet time theatrics and Sin City vibes and you have yourself a winner.

Sim City 4
EA
Sim City would give writers a blank slate.

Sim City

Of all the games, you may be wondering why Sim City makes the cut. The answer is simple: the disasters.

The original game is iconic, but doesn’t have much in the way of a story, which could make for some unique perspectives and give writers a fresh start to work up something original.

With the game’s many disasters ranging from monster attacks to nuclear meltdowns, crafting a disaster type show could be the best option.