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The Greatest Showman Is Coming To Disney+ In August 2020

The Greatest Showman Is Coming To Disney+ In August 2020

If lockdown was good for anything, it was the chance to binge your way through every movie and TV show available on streaming services. But having reached the end of the scroll for new stuff to watch, you'll be pleased to hear that Disney+ has unveiled its latest additions for August.

Oh, and the really good news? Smash hit musical The Greatest Showman is at the top of that pile. You're welcome.

Eighteen months may have passed since star Hugh Jackman said he was up for a sequel to the hugely popular movie, but at least can rewatch it to your heart's content while we wait for an update. It'll be up on the service from 14 August.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

There are also brand new episodes of Muppets Now - who doesn't love those guys? - and the Disney+ original documentary Howard, which is directed by Beauty And The Beasts' Don Hahn and which tells the story of Howard Ashman, the lyricist behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty And The Beast. He was also the creator of 1986 cult classic horror musical Little Shop Of Horrors.

Other notable additions include The One And Only Ivan, which stars Sam Rockwell as the voice of a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant (Angelina Jolie) and Bob the dog (Danny DeVito).

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

Here's the full list of what is coming to the service in August (and when):

Friday 7 August

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Friday 21 August

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Friday 28 August


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Disney+ is the newest kid on the streaming block, but it came rushing into the game at full speed, offering the Star Wars films, the X-Men franchise and - as of last month - the world's favourite historical musical, Hamilton.

Well, here's a new load of treats to add to your to-watch lists. Happy viewing!

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: TV and Film, Disney Plus

Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]