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May is usually when the theatrical slate heats up and the big movies of the year start to come out. However, since we're still dealing with the insanity that is the global pandemic, we're not quite there yet. However, luckily we have streaming services like Disney+ and May is a very strong month for the service, assuming of course, you're willing to shell out a few extra bucks for the month's big release.

May starts off with May the Fourth, and Disney+ has something special for Star Wars fans this year on the official Star Wars holiday, in the form of the premiere of The Bad Batch, the new animated series that follows the events of The Clone Wars, from Dave Filoni and company. The special Tuesday premiere is an extra long episode, and then we'll get new episodes every Friday as is normal for Disney+ series.

Early May will also bring us a pair of Fox/Marvel titles in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and X-Men: The Last Stand. We'll also get the premiere of Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, as well as new episodes of other Disney+ original series like Mighty Ducks: Game Changers and Big Shot.

Tuesday, May 4

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Episode 101

Friday, May 7

Disney Wander over Yonder (S1)
Disney Wander over Yonder (S2)
Everyone’s Hero
Flicka 2
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Big Shot - Episode 104 “Great in the Living Room”
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers - Episode 107 “Pong Hockey”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Episode 102

Friday, May 14

Disney Special Agent Oso (S1)
Disney Special Agent Oso (S2)
Disney Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps (S1)
X-Men: The Last Stand
Life Below Zero (S15)
Race to the Center of the Earth (S1)

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Season Two Premiere
Big Shot - Episode 105 “This is our House"
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers - Episode 108 “Change on the Fly”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Episode 103

However, the big Disney+ release for the month comes in the form of Cruella. The movie will get a day-and-date theatrical release as well, but will be available as a Premiere Access title on Disney+, so if you'd rather stay home, you can spend an additional $30 to pick up the origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain. One other smaller release, but one worthy of note, is the second season of Bluey, which is a hilarious series of animated shorts that are especially funny if you've got kids, but probably works even if you don't.

Emma Stone as Cruella

Friday, May 21

Disney Big City Greens (S2)
Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures (S1)
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
Fury Files (Interstitials)
Ice Road Rescue (S5)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (S6)

Inside Pixar: Unpacked -About Time, Everybody Loves a Villain', The Squint Test, Inner Drive, No Small Roles
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Episode 202 “Typecasting”
Big Shot - Episode 106 “Carlsbad Crazies”
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers - Episode 109 “Head Games”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Episode 104

Friday, May 28

Bluey Shorts (S2)
Disney Sydney to the Max (S3 - Episodes 1-8)
Kingdom of the Polar Bears (S1)
Wicked Tuna (S10 - Episode 1-7)

Cruella (Premiere Access)
Launchpad - American EID, Dinner is Served, Growing Fangs, The Last of the Chupacabras, Let’s Be Tigers, The Little Prince(ss)
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Episode 203 “Valentine’s Day”
Big Shot - Episode 107 “Kalm Korn”
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers - Episode 110 “State of Play” Season Finale
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Episode 105

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