We all know Disney, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snoopy, and what not? But did you ever wonder that Disney has also made tons of documentaries as well?
Disney has amazing documentaries that will make you smarter! Especially with the addition of National Geographic on Disney Plus, there are lots of educational shows to watch.
List of the Best Educational shows on Disney Plus!
African Cats (IMDb 7.6)
This Disney nature documentary shows the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The documentary is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson showing the two big cat species—cheetahs and lions—as they explore into the African landscape.
Bears (IMDb 7.4)
One of the best educational Disney Plus show, set in Alaska. The documentary revolves around a bear family. Show your little one’s how a mother Bear guides her cubs to become independent as they go into the wild on their own.
Born in China (IMDb 7.2)
This documentary narrated by John Krasinski is an amazing journey into four different animal families. The cinematography is praiseworthy. The documentary features snow leopards, pandas, Tibetan antelopes, and golden snub-nosed monkeys.
Chimpanzee (IMDb 7.2)
The documentation of the traumatic turn in Oscar’s life, a chimpanzee whose life is at stake as an attack separates his mother from their group. The story can be a little too sad for children but is surely an epic lesson and motivation about life and survival!
Holes (IMDb 7.0)
Due to the misfortune of originating from an ancient family curse, the young Stanley is sent to the Yellow knots Camp Green Lake, a very different place, with no green, no lake. Upon his arrival, he and his colorful camps, Squid, Ambit, Zigzag, Magnet, X – Ray and Zero – had to dig a hole a day to keep Wharton at bay. But why?
Monkey Kingdom (IMDb 7.3)
A young monkey and her son are forced out of their homes. Witness how the cute little creatures find ways to protect themselves in a new environment far away from depths of the jungle, where they once used to reside.
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (IMDb 7.0)
Playing hide and seek is something we all have done as kids. Witness the journey of these 4 siblings that somehow end up in a magical world. This new-found world has beasts, dwarfs and giants and a witch that they need to defeat.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (IMDb 6.5)
This will be a great combination with “The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe”. The film shows the four siblings return to the magical land of Narnia, to fight an evil king. They team up again with Aslan to bring back Prince Caspian.
The Sound of Music (IMDb 8.0)
The story is inspired by the life of a governess who made a place in the hearts of the Von Trapp family. The film shows how her courage led the family to cross the Alps in their fight for freedom.
Wings of Life (IMDb 7.4)
Narrated by Meryl Streep this takes a look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats, flowers and other species. This film gives us a deep understanding as to how the entire world’s food supply is dependent on them. Also showing how terribly they are at risk.
Brain Games (IMDb 8.3)
Brain games in an Emmy Award-nominated show! Do you think you know your brain well? Think again, the show gives great insight into how the mind works. How perception, memory, attention, illusion, stress, morality subconsciously affect our brains. Why we comprehend somethings differently than others? Why two completely straight lines look skewed. This is a must-watch!
Continent 7: Antarctica (IMDb 7.4)
In a land with a temperature of -100 degrees F, survival depends on cooperation. Continent 7: Antarctica highlights the international communities of scientists, engineers and Antarctic veterans who must work together to combat brutal conditions and perform essential research in the Earth’s less hospitable terrain.
Disney Shop Class (IMDb 7.1)
The Shop Class is a new series where teams of young innovators and builders and given tasks to create their own unique creation. It is then judged for creativity, functionality, and design by a panel of experts!
Expedition Mars: Spirit and Opportunity (IMDb 8.0)
One of the most prominent enterprises of the advanced space age, Expedition Mars investigates the epic trials and tribulations of Defaces rovers Spirit and Opportunity. With an anticipated life expectancy of months, these wanderers endured for a long time on the cold, dusty, craterous scene of Defaces. Understudies will be in wonderment of these spearheading pioneers that brought modern life to NASA’s Defaces program. And presently, Damages may be a small less outsider to all of us.
The Flood (IMDb 8.1)
To numerous, envisioning Africa summons up pictures of fruitless deserts or dry territory. But, within the heart of southern Africa’s biggest desert, the Okavango Delta changes into a wet desert spring once a year. Investigate the yearly floodwaters that bring both life and peril to the inhabitants of the Okavango Delta in this dazzling 92-minute narrative.
Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted (IMDb 8.0)
Watch the popular chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay sets out on a globe-spanning mission to find modern and special cultures, dishes, and flavors. This journey for culinary and social experience finds Ramsay climbing valleys, diving into seas, navigating rainforests, and trekking up mountains in this 6 portion culinary travel experience.
Into the Grand Canyon (IMDb 7.5)
The Grand Canyon is considered by numerous to be one of America’s, and Earth’s, most sacrosanct places. Explore this astonishing landmark with a pair of climbers who set out to walk the 750-mile canyon end to end with the hopes of picking up a much better understanding of this special wonder and the improvements balanced to change it until the end of time.
John Carter (IMDb 6.6)
This film is based on the 7 novel arrangement highlights the travails of a military captain strangely transported to the planet Barsoom (Mars). Finding himself within the center of a clashed world on the brink of collapse, John Carter rediscovers himself while battling for the survival of the people of Barsoom.
One Day at Disney (IMDb 7.4)
Behind the brilliant magical world of Disney are normal, however exceptional, individuals. One Day at Disney highlights 10 of these people who bring the magic and creative energy of Disney to life with an arrangement of stories that give an insinuate look into their special journey. The narration is by This Is Us and Black Panther star Sterling K. Brown, follow the story of One Day at Disney as imagined by CEO Bob Iger in this 61-minute documentary Disney fans of all ages are beyond any doubt to appreciate.
Wild Yellowstone (IMDb 8.4)
Both you and your students will be fascinated by this amazing two-part series focusing on one of America’s most treasured natural sites, Yellowstone. A National Park paradise, the challenges of life for the fauna here are numerous, and this documentary series chronicles them across the summer and winter with amazing close-range footage and beautiful scenic backdrops you can’t find anywhere else.
America’s National Parks (IMDb 7.9)
This is a two-part series centering on one of America’s most cherished natural destinations, Yellowstone. A National Park, the challenges of life for the fauna here are countless, and this documentary series chronicles them over the summer and winter with astonishing close-range film and lovely picturesque backdrops you can’t discover anyplace else.
Apollo: Missions To The Moon (IMDb 7.7)
With the objective of landing a man on the Moon, the United States propelled a space program in the late 1960s. There is a huge list of movies almost around this time, but this documentary covers the 12 years and 12 manned-missions of Project Apollo’s improbable objective.
Atlantis Rising (IMDb 6.6)
Watch James Cameron once more as he works with a devoted team to explore for the lost city of Atlantis. Students will get to see cool artifacts and things from the Bronze Age in this exciting underwater endeavor.
Drain The Oceans (IMDb 7.6)
What would happen on the off chance that we may fair drag the plug on the seas and see all of the covered up privileged insights and misplaced universes prowling underneath? Okay, it’s a little bit frightening to imagine what could be down there, but it’s too inconceivably captivating.
Easter Island Unsolved (IMDb 7.2)
We’ve all seen those monster carved statues, but what does the normal individual truly know about Easter Island? Generally separated and strange, this unimaginable documentary gives us an up-close see at this exceptional society.
Hostile Planet (IMDb 8.2)
How does the animal kingdom survive within the world’s most hostile environment? Hostile Planet is one of the leading instructive Disney+ shows and gives us an inner view at some of the epic stories of resilience.
Lost Cities with Albert Lin (IMDb 8.0)
There’s no question about it—the show will get you on your feet. By applying 3D filtering to a few of the most exceptional and old civilizations, Misplaced Cities some way or another combines exceptional visuals and hi-tech archeology to make one extraordinary documentary that you will love!
Origins: The Journey of Humankind (IMDb 6.7)
This time-travel film is one of the finest educational Disney+ shows and investigates how mankind got to be what we see in advanced culture nowadays. It’s an awfully thought-provoking journey through the major improvements that have molded our lives.
Titanic: 20 Years Later (IMDb 7.2)
It’s difficult to accept that it’s been more than 20 a long time since James Cameron released Titanic, but here we are. This narrative takes after as the director returns to the wrecked and rusted ship with the latest technology. Will he discover answers to a few waiting questions?
Waking Sleeping Beauty (IMDb 7.6)
Disney went through a bit of a droop a few decades back, but this documentary takes a curious eye at the Disney Renaissance of the late 80s and 90s that was to a great extent driven by the release of blockbusters such as, The Small Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion Ruler, and Beauty and the Beast.
More Educational Shows
Here are some more Disney Plus Educational shows:
1. How Dogs Got Their Shapes (2005)
2. Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan (2007)
3. Stonehenge Decoded: Secrets Revealed (2008)
4. Kingdom of the Blue Whale (2009)
5. Bizarre Dinosaurs (2009)
6. Journey to Shark Eden (2010)
7. Great Migrations (2010)
8. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011)
9. Secrets of the King Cobra (2012)
10. Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise (2012)
11. Life Below Zero (2013)
12. Sharks of Lost Island (2013)
13. Miracle Landing on the Hudson (2014)
14. Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (2014)
15. Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (2014)
16. World’s Greatest Dogs (2016)
17. Before the Flood (2016)
18. Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures (2017)
19. Earth Live (2017)
20. Kingdom of the Apes: Battle Lines (2017)
21. Diana: In Her Own Words (2017)
22. Breaking2 (2017)
23. Jane (2017)
24. Secrets of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special (2017)
25. Man Among Cheetahs (2017)
26. Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (2017)
27. Planet of the Birds (2018)
28. Giants of the Deep Blue (2018)
29. Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue (2018)
30. Into the Okavango (2018)
31. Science Fair (2018)
32. Free Solo (2018)
33. Under The Sea: A Descendants Short Story (2018)
34. Mars: Inside SpaceX (2018)
35. Mission to the Sun (2018)
36. Tree Climbing Lions (2018)
37. Paris to Pittsburgh (2018)
38. Lost Treasures of the Maya (2019)
39. The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great (2019)
40. Apollo: Missions to the Moon (2019)
41. Kingdom of the White Wolf (2019)
The lockdown is getting to our heads, it would be great to watch these educational movies on Disney Plus and invest your time in becoming smarter! Binge on these documentaries with your kids so you can have an amazing family time learning!