What's new on Disney+ Canada for kids and families in October 2020

Disney+ is always adding to their library of movies, TV shows and shorts to watch. Here's what your family can look forward to in October 2020.

What's new on Disney+ Canada for kids and families in October 2020

Photo: Walt Disney Studios

New content is coming to Disney+! The streaming service from Disney has announced which new TV shows and movies will be added to its lineup next month, and of course that means, more options for the whole family! There’s a handful of titles to look forward to in October, including the new movie Clouds, which is based on a true story, and a new Frozen short about the origins of Olaf the snowman! Check out the full lineup with specific release dates below.

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.

image of Olaf the snowman from Frozen with a snowglobe where his nose should be Photo: Walt Disney Studios

Once Upon a Snowman

Best for: 4+ Follow Olaf as he takes his first steps, comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle. Available October 23

Animal ER, Season 2

Best for: 10+ In season two of Animal ER, one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country opens up new departments for our cameras, including their Critical Care, Cardiology, Dermatology and Ophthalmology wings. This season, procedures include the miraculous recovery of sight, the ability to walk again, and saving animals in critical condition. But no matter what the technology, Gulf Coast's biggest asset is their staff, and their personal ties to their animal patients. Available October 2

Zenimation Extended Edition

Best for: Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zenimation—an animated soundscape experience. Whether it’s baby Moana being called by the ocean, Anna and Kristoff walking through an icy forest, or Baymax and Hiro Hamada flying over San Fransokyo, these iconic scenes become an aural experience like no other with the sounds of ocean waves, an icy forest and soaring flight. Zenimation pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legacy of films. Available October 2

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Best for: 7+ Disney+‘s Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favourite Josh Gad (Frozen, Frozen II) gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the most rare and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks’ 5,000 plus animals. New episodes every Friday in October

One Day at Disney


Best for: 7+ An inside look at some of the people working across Disney to make the magic happen. New episodes every Friday in October

Weird But True!, Season 3 (cont.)

Best for: 7+ Did you know there are more stars in the universe, than grains of sand on the whole planet?! So weird! National Geographic’s newest season of Weird But True! on Disney+ gets even weirder! New episodes every Friday in October

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Best for: 9+ Siblings Edmund and Lucy, along with their cousin, Eustace, meet Prince Caspian aboard the Dawn Treader, the royal ship. Together, they face many dangers as they try to save the seven Lords of Narnia. Available October 9

The Right Stuff

Best for: 13+ It’s 1959 and Russia is winning the space race. In order to compete, The United States forms NASA and chooses to recruit the nations best test pilots to form what will become the Mercury Astronauts. New episodes every Friday starting October 9

Disney Junior The Rocketeer, Season 1

Best for: 4+ Kit Secord learns she's secretly next in line to become The Rocketeer, a rocket-pack wearing superhero who can fly. Available October 16

Marvel’s Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United


Best for: 5+ Iron Man and Captain America must appreciate each other's skills and abilities and work together in order to stop Red Skull and Taskmaster from unleashing an army of Hydra Brutes into the world. Available October 16


Best for: 11+ Zach Sobiech is a fun-loving high school student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy, decide to spend Zach’s limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach’s mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver, Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy and his parents, Rob and Laura; Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music. Available October 16

Meet the Chimps

Best for: 8+ Meet The Chimps takes viewers into the secret life of one of the largest and most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the world–Chimp Haven—a 200-acre refuge tucked deep in the forested heart of Louisiana, which is home to more than 300 chimpanzees. Available October 16

The Last Secrets of the Nasca

Best for: 10+ Thanks to DNA analysis, 3D scanners, and NASA aerial radar, an expert team of scientists has been able to unveil the mysterious world of the Nasca. Available October 23

Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts), Season 4

Best for: 4+ Spider-Man forms a team with various other superheroes in order to fight crime and teach the basics of friendship and co-operation. Available October 23

Mr. Popper’s Penguins


Best for: 6+ Tom spends more time at work than with his children. However, when his father sends him penguins as a gift, they help him bond with his children. Available October 23

The Big Fib

Best for: 6+ Disney+‘ game show, The Big Fib, is back for another 15 episodes. Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E., each episode puts kid contestants in the hot seat as they question adults to find the real fibber. New episodes available October 23

The Mandalorian

Best for: 10+ The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. Series premiere available October 30

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