The 50 best series to watch on Disney+ right now – The Sun

IF there's nothing catching your eye on Netflix and Amazon Prime, head over to Disney+ for some family-friendly content.

Despite being new, Disney+ has no shortage of content for everyone. Follow the latest and greatest series with this roundup of the best shows on the streaming platform.


1. Marvel's Agent Carter

Peggy Carter has to balance routine office work with the Strategic Scientific reserve with helping Howard Stark, who finds himself being framed for selling weapons to enemies of the US.

Carter is helped by Stark's butler to track down those responsible for the weapons and dispose of them before they can cause harm.

She moves to Los Angeles from New York in order to deal with the threats by the Secret Empire during the aftermath of World War II.

Setting up a new life with new friends, a new home and even a new love interest, you'll find yourself glued to Peggy's trials and tribulations.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86 %


2. The Mandalorian

A Star Wars story of a lonely bounty hunter in the outer galaxy who is far from the authority of the New Republic.

This new warriors in the Star Wars universe is set after the fall of the Empire but before the emergence of the First Order.

If you're a Star Wars fan then this series is definitely for you, and if you're not it's a great place to start the Star Wars journey.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%


3. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Action-adventure series based on the Marvel Comics.

This secret intelligence agency is headed by Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who puts together a small team of agents to head up strange cases.

Coulson has to rebuild the agency after a series of attacks while holding off Hydra – the anti-superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D agents and newly revealed superhuman race called inhumans. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%



4. Phineas and Ferb

The show follows the adventures of step brothers Phineas and Ferb.

In a bid to avoid boredom during summer vacation, they take it upon themselves to invent different contraptions.

Their sister, Candace (voiced by Ashley Tisdale) can't stand the mayhem they cause and tries to alert her parents every-time, but ends up failing when their various inventions magically disappear before their parents can see.

There's also the pet platypus that they have as a pet – Perry. Who is actually an undercover spy fighting the evil Dr Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%


5. Kim Possible

Call me, beep me if you wanna reach me.

Kim Possible's catchphrase pretty much sums up the life of a high schooler who is a secret spy.

With only her best friend and Rufus the naked mole rat knowing about her secret, her life is thrown into chaos when she has an assignment due the next day but also has to fight an evil genius the same night.

The gang get up to all manner of wild adventures, plus there's a live action remake on the way.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%


6. Big Hero 6 The Series 

The series is set in the aftermath of the hit film based on 14-year-old tech genius Hiro Hamada.

He is joined by his compassionate robot who resembles a marshmallow and was created by his late brother.

Hamada along with friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred embark on a series of adventures as they protect the city from a range of scientifically enhanced villains.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74%


7. The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been a staple in the animation world since it first aired in December 1989.

More than 30 years on, it's still going strong with a legion of fans – old and new – avidly following the exploits of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

As well as the core family, the supporting characters, famous guest stars and the show's insane ability to predict future events make the show a fun watch.

With 31 seasons to wade through, there's plenty to keep you occupied.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 77%


8. Toy Story: Forky Asks a Question

Forky was a new addition to the Toy Story franchise in Toy Story 4, so much so he landed his own spin-off series.

The 10-part series is very simple, but adorable, as Forky asks questions that have been playing on his plastic mind.

These range from 'What is cheese?' to 'What is time?' and offers children an insight into the answers.

For an extra spoon – or should that be spork – of delight, Forky is joined by other Toy Story characters along the way including Rex and Hamm.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 80%


9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Disney+ is the home of Star Wars and alongside the films and the hit series The Mandalorian is this fun animated series.

The Clone Wars reveals what happened between Episodes II and III in the film franchise, delving into the lives of Anakin Skywalker – before he becomes Darth Vader, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The pair and their fellow Jedi knights battle the evil Count Dooku and General Grievous across seven seasons.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 39%


10. Gargoyles

This animated series follows the titular characters who are stone gargoyles by day and defenders of the innocent at night.

Led by Goliath, the ancient group find themselves flung into the modern day where there mere existence is in peril thanks to science, technology and advanced weaponry.

Despite being a Disney show, it can be quite dark at times and as such, has built up quite a cult following.

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11. Spider-Man (1981)

This series was originally a crossover with the popular Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends animated series.

It is also an updated version of the 1967 series, with almost identical characters, but the theme tune has been updated and is quite the bop.

One for any Spider-Man superfan.

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12. Star Wars Rebels

The Star Wars Universe is a large one and there's certainly room for more than one animated series. Rebels was first introduced in 2014 and takes place five years before the events of the film, A New Hope.

It follows the early days of a fledgling rebellion that forms as the Galactic Empire hunts down and kills the last of the Jedi.

A new hero called Ezra emerges, having started out as a teenage con artist before training as a Jedi.

With four seasons to digest, it's worth a watch to add further colour and characters to the Star Wars landscape.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 81%


13. Jake and the Never Land Pirates

This is a great animated series for young kids as it's educational and entertaining in equal measure.

The group of young pirates – Jake, Izzy and Cubby – try to outsmart Captain Hook and his sidekick, Mr. Smee.

While it's part of the Peter Pan universe, the character features rather infrequently and Captain Hook is more focused on spoiling their fun rather than shedding blood.

With puzzle-solving and catchy songs, it's a great tool of engagement for children aged 3-5 years old.

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14. Boy Meets World

Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and his best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) are two average sixth-graders, however, they have many important lessons to learn.

The slice-of-life sitcom follows Cory on his adventures with love, life and how he overcomes obstacles throughout middle school and high school.

A heartwarming family-friendly comedy series that is bound to cheer anyone up.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%


15. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Dylan and Cole Sprouse star as the twins who live in a hotel with their mum and wreak havoc for the hotel's manager.

The two hyper youngsters cause all sorts of trouble and mischief whilst living in the building.

They star alongside Ashley Tisdale and Brenda Song.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%


16. That's so Raven

Life for a high schooler is hard, and it's even harder when you're a psychic and you have visions that allow you to peer into the future.

Raven get's visions that allow her to see snapshots of the future both in her life and those of her close friends and families.

With the help of her nearest and dearest she's able to find a happy balance – sometimes, at least.

In the meantime she has to let life run its course, without trying to interfere too much with the natural timeline of things.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%


17. K.C Undercover

KC seems to have a normal life as a math genius with a loving family, albeit an annoying brother.

That is, until her parents recruit her into the secret organisation they've been working for as undercover spies.

Her brother later joins the spy family as a new recruit, but working with your family comes with its challenges, as KC is about to discover.

Zendaya plays KC, long before her days on adult drama series Euphoria.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%


18. High School Musical: The Series 

If you enjoyed the 3 High School Musical films then this mockumentary type series will have you hooked.

Taking place in East High School, Salt Lake City, Utah a new drama teacher starts work as a drama teacher.

She decides to cast for a musical where the students form interpersonal relationships and form familiar bonds with each other.

They do this in order to overcome the struggles they face away from school. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 79%


19. Hannah Montana 

Miley Cyrus stars as a teenager who wants to live the life of a pop star but also wants to live life as a normal teenager.

After the death of her mother, her and her father devise a plan to make sure she has a normal teenage life.

Cyrus’s real life father Billy Ray Cyrus also stars in a series about a girl who fooled everyone by simply putting on a wig. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%

20. Diary of a Future President

This family comedy is produced by Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, who also stars in the show.

It follows a 12-year-old girl called Elena who will one day by President of the United States of America.

Gina plays the adult version of Elena, who finds her childhood diaries and recalls her high school rivalries and embarrassing teenage moments.

Thankfully there isn't too much angst – even when Elena has to deal with her mother's new partner – so kids can enjoy a fun show while being inspired along the way.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 84%



21. Tut's Treasures: Hidden Secrets

The scene is set in 1922 where Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamun's tomb.

The discovery made headlines around the world and now all 5,398 objects are being reunited at the Grand New Egyptian Museum.

Educational and interesting for anyone interested in Ancient Egyptian history.

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22. National Geographic's Drain the Oceans

This docu-series scans locations at the bottom of the ocean where everything from sunken ships to hidden treasures and cities lie.

The series discusses how those cities, treasures and ships ended up on the ocean floor, looking back at their history.

For any ocean enthusiasts, this will definitely be an eye-opening watch.

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23. The World According to Jeff Goldblum 

This docu-series is led by none other than Jeff Goldblum.

The Jurassic Park actor explores the extraordinary in the ordinary.

He travels across the world to guide viewers on a mind-blowing adventure where he breaks down the complex science of ordinary, simple things.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 81%


24. Pick of the Litter

All we can say is…puppies! Six of them to be precise.

This adorable series follows the pups as they go through their training in a bid to become certified guide dogs.

The pups are certainly put through their paces as the criteria is understandably strict and there's no guarantee all the pooches will be successful in the end.

However, you'll find yourself rooting for the cute canines as the series goes on.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%


25. Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

If you can't get enough of the Star Wars series, this behind-the-scenes series should scratch that itch.

Taking an in-depth look at every aspect of producing the hit show, the series features fascinating roundtable interviews with showrunner Jon Favreau, all the directors involved in each episode and the cast.

It also includes behind-the-scenes footage and how technically advanced the show is in producing the stunning sequences seen on screen.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%

26. Encore!

Frozen star Kristen Bell hosts this fun reality music series which brings high school musical students back together as adults.

They work together to recreate their shows and performances from high school.

The former high school students work under the tutelage of Broadway directors, choreographers and voice coaches.

With episodes dedicated to hit musicals such as, Grease, Annie and yes, even High School Musical even non-musical theatre lovers can find fun in this show.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%


27. Fairytale Weddings

Disney+ wouldn't be complete without a reality docu-series dedicated to couples chasing the 'happily ever after' narrative.

Fairytale Weddings follows couples who are preparing to hold Disney themed nuptials.

The show gives a behind-the-scenes look at the weddings and engagements of couples that take place at Disney destinations including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and at Aulani in Hawaii.

Packed with romantic proposals and even a surprise acapella performance by Pentatonix this hopelessly romantic show will warm any heart.

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28. The Big Fib

The game show hosted by Community's Yvette Nicole Brown also features Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) as C.L.I.V.E., her robot sidekick.

The Big Fib is based on the podcast Pants on Fire and has contestants try to figure out who is fibbing and who's telling the truth. Made up of 30 episodes, contestants have to decide between the two people who they are told are experts in the field of the question they've been asked, which one is telling the truth.

It's fun to play along and see if you can get it right at home.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A


29. Be Our Chef

Hosted by The Office's Angela Kinsey each episode of the show of this cooking show pits two families against each to see who can make the best dish based on a character on a visit to Walt Disney World.

The character gives them hints about the food they like and the families get 60 minutes to prepare the dish.

A chef from a restaurant in Disney World will determine which dish is the best, with winners getting the chance to win a Disney cruise to the Bahamas.

Very yummy indeed.

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30. The Muppets

There's nothing like a classic show to keep you entertained and Disney+ certainly delivers with the 2015 comedy series The Muppets.

Set in LA, it follows the lives of The Muppets during production of Up Late with Miss Piggy, a fictional late-night talk show starring Miss Piggy.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 64%


31. Gravity Falls

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel are set for a catalogue of mysterious events as they travel to the strange town of Gravity Falls in Oregon.

There for their summer holidays, the pair are staying with their great-uncle at his bleak, tourist trap resort.

Created by Alex Hirsch, the animated comedy series ran for two seasons with a total of 40 episodes.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


32. DuckTales

The hilarious antics of Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, were given a revamp back in 2017.

With the likes of David Tennant, Ashley Jenson and Catherine Tate roped in to voice the animated characters.

So far running for three seasons, there doesn't yet appear to be an end on sight for the popular cartoon.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A


33. Pixar in Real Life

Heartwarming moments as memorable Pixar characters and moments are brought to life on the streets of New York City.

A prank show with a difference which shows the reaction from children and adults alike as Pixar scenes are recreated in front of them.

Episodes include the aquarium escape from Finding Dory, the Toy Story traffic cone rescue and Wall-E roaming the streets of the city.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: N/A


34. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Superhero action based on the original Avengers team for Marvel Comics.

Here the team consists of Iron Man, Giant Man, the Wasp, Thor and the Hulk who work together to capture escaped supervillains.

And there's lots to keep you entertained with 52 episodes across two seasons.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


35. Marvel’s Hero Project

A heartwarming series showing young everyday heroes working in their community.

Viewers watch as their stories are told and they are then surprised with their very own Marvel comic.

The stories range from Genius Gitanjali, a young inventor who creates a device to test for contaminates in water – to the Unstoppable Adonis, a blind American football player determined to make it to the top.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%


36. Doug

Doug is a classic animation which follows Doug Funnie, who regularly daydreams about his school crush, Patty Mayonaise while also trying to avoid school bully Roger Klotz.

Doug's mind often runs away with him, whether it's worrying that everyone hates him or seeing himself and best friend Skeeter as pop stars.

However, each episode teaches Doug – and kids watching – that the reality of life is never as overwhelming as it might seem.

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37. Darkwing Duck

This show was originally considered to be a Duck Tales spin-off, but creator Tad Stones revealed in 2016, that Darkwing exists in a parallel universe.

Darkwing is the superheroic alter-ego of ordinary suburban duck Drake Mallard, who takes on a staggering array of villains during the show's 91 episodes.

Couple the excellent animation and storylines with an ear worm of a theme tune and you've got a great cartoon to indulge in.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90%


38. So Weird

Described by some as 'The X Files for kids', So Weird follows  Fiona “Fi” Phillips and her rock-star mom, as they investigated supernatural phenomenon.

The show had a legion of fans across its three seasons and with it last airing on TV in 2003, it's a great addition to Disney+'s back catalogue.

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39. Big City Greens

This animated series follow country family the Greens as they travel to Big City where they face all sorts of challenges, leading to plenty of jokes.

Young Cricket Green is a fan favourite thanks to his antics, but the whole family and how they interact with each other and the people they meet make this a heartwarming show to watch.

It's a show for all the family and with two seasons now available, it's as good a time as any to get stuck in.

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40. Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers

This was a must-watch for any 90s kid and is still a fun watch today, as the two chipmunks head out on weekly adventures.

As with any detective duo, Chip and Dale have different personalities, with Chip being the responsible one while Dale is all about the fun, and that's what makes it a great watch.

For ages 5-7.

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41. Inside Pixar

This documentary series gives animation fans an insiders look at the Pixar studios and its day-to-day goings on.

With a big new film, Soul, coming out, the team are working around the clock and the behind-the-scenes footage gives an interesting insight into how a hit Pixar film is made.

It will also feature upcoming Pixar artists behind their Sparkshorts program.

No Rotten Tomatoes audience rating


42. Muppets Now

The Muppets have always been popular with kids and this new series features the well known characters in different segments linked together by Scooter.

They include a game show, a cooking show and a talk show, all of which are improvised.

The show has also introduced two new characters,  Joe the Legal Weasel and Beverly Plume.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 53%


43. The Right Stuff

This historical drama is loosely based on the 1979 book of the same name and its 1983 film adapation.

It follows the origin and growth of the United States space program and the original Mercury Seven astronauts and their families.

They become instant celebrities as the nation competes to be the top space program, despite the equal chances of being immortalized or killed in the process.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 75%


44. Marvel's Runaways

This TV series is set in the MCU alongside the hit films, and follows six teenagers from different backgrounds who unite against their parents.

That's because their parents run a criminal organisation called Pride, and the teens have to try and figure out a way to stop them.

With three seasons to enjoy so far, it's a must for any Marvel or comic book superfan.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 77%


45. Tron Uprising

This animated series is part of the Tron franchise and is set between the Tron and Tron: Legacy films.

It follows Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood), a young program who becomes the leader of a revolution inside the Grid computer world.

Beck is trained by Tron, the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known, to challenge the brutal military occupation of the city of Argon.

He also teaches him to become a courageous and powerful leader and control his impulsive nature.

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46. Dolphin Reef

This documentary is narrated by Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and tracks the life of a young dolphin called Echo.

Echo has a playful personality and wants to explore everything the ocean has to offer, but her pod can only survive and thrive in their coral reef if everyone does their bit.

The documentary follows Echo as she tries to figure out when to be silly and when to grow up and take on new responsibilities, and it is a heartwarming watch.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 91%


47. Marvel's 616

Marvel enthusiasts are sure to devour this docu-series which focuses on a different aspect of the Marvel Universe in each episode.

Episodes include Marvel cosplay, the Japanese version of Spider-Man and the MCU action figures and look at the historical, societal and cultural impact of the franchise.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


48. Earth to Ned

Ned is an alien from outer space who comes to Earth on a mission to invade it, only to fall in love with its pop culture.

This leads him to want to host his own late night talk show where he can interview Earth's top celebrities, abducting famous faces and beaming them into his space ship for a chat.

It may sound a bit nuts, but its a fun watch.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%


49. X-Men (1992)

Everyone's favourite X-Men feature in this animated series; Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey, and Professor X.

Staying true to the comics in both the look and feel of the series, it combines stories from the original source material with new ones.

Adopting a more serious tone, it stood out from the competition at the time with its multi-episode story arcs and avoided any cute gimmicks.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 96%


50. Elena of Avalor

If you want a modern day Disney princess, look no further than Elena, a 16-year-old princess who was trapped in an amulet for 41 years.

When she was finally freed, she manages to save her kingdom from an evil sorceress but soon finds ruling with fairness and compassion isn't always easy.

Elena is Disney's first Latinx princess, with her country Avalor created to be a blend of Latin cultures and beliefs.

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