Disney+ Releases in May 2022: What's Out This Week?

Disney+ is home to hundreds of shows, films, and other pieces of content, with more coming each and every day. What's coming and what's going in May?
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What is coming to Disney+ this week? | © Disney

Disney+ has been stealing television shows and films from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video ever since it dropped a couple of years ago. From Pixar to those classic Disney films we all love, from Marvel to Twentieth Century Fox, so much is available on the streaming platform that it's hard to figure out what we should be watching next. That's where we come in: let's take you through all of this month's releases, and break down what will be out every week.

Moreover, we'll be breaking down everything that is being removed from the platform as well. It might not be quite as extensive as what leaves Netflix every month, but it is still pretty significant. In the end, though, it's about what's available at any particular moment on Disney+ and whether it is a good value proposition for you and your family. That's what is key, that's what's important, so that's what we're here to help define for you.

Of course, it's still hard to pass on Disney+. This is a streaming service that offers just so much to its users that for so little money you could hardly say no. That being said, though, you have to remember that there are just so many darn streaming platforms now that you will inevitably have to pick and choose what is the best for you. Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Pirates of the Caribbean? Yes? Well, then this bad-boy's probably the one for you!

Disney+ Weekly Releases & Departures

Let's start off this article with a bang: what's out this week? Oh, and what's disappearing from our silver screens? You have to always take the bitter with the sweet, after all, so it's good to get yourself a nice dose of reality every now and again. It's also good to keep informed, so we'll update this section literally every Monday! Right now, you are reading the weekly additions and removals for the week May 16 to May 23.

What's Out on Disney+ this Week (May 16 - May 23)?

Disney+ doesn't have the same interminable stream of new content that Netflix does, but that doesn't mean that you ain't in for some kind of treat every week. After all, they have been busy bees, buying up everything they possibly can. Is that a good or bad thing? Well, that question kind-of depends on who you ask. Anyway, here's what's out this week...

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Alice’s Wonderland Bakery | © Disney

May 18, 2022

  • Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, Season One
  • I Cavalieri Di Castelcorvo, Season One
  • Secrets Of The Zoo, Season Five

May 20, 2022

  • Shook
  • Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers

What's Leaving Disney+ this Week (May 16 - May 23)?

Now it's time for a bit of a depressive blow. What is actually leaving Disney+ this week? A lot? Not too much? Well, you'll have to read the list to find out that kind of information, of course. All we will say is that we won't blame you for crying if you see that your favorite movie is diving off the platform. Seriously, cry your little hearts out. Oh, sorry, here's what's leaving Disney+ in the week May 16 to May 23.

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There really aren't many things being removed from Disney+ at the moment. | © 20th Century Studios

In May 2022

So, nothing is being removed from Disney+ this week (that we know of), but we do have a full list of Disney+ removals below.

What are the Disney+ Releases for May 2022?

Disney+ always likes to throw a lot of great stuff our way each-and-every month. Like, I swear this ain't some kind of sponsored ad or something, but it is actually crazy the quality of what gets put on this platform. It's just a bit sad that this also means quite regular deletions from the platform as well. Let's ignore those disappointments, though, and focus on the good stuff. What's out on Disney+ in May 2022?

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Obi-Wan Kenobi will be out on Disney+ this month! Are you hyped? | © Disney

Key Disney+ Releases in May 2022

Look, guys, this is a pretty big one. There's quite a few cool shows and movies coming out this month, and we can assure you that it's going to be a hella-good time figuring out what to watch and when. No one can watch everything, especially if you have other streaming services too, so here are a few highlights of Disney Plus' selection of releases in May 2022. Are you excited yet? Well, once you have seen a few of these trailers, you certainly will be!

Moon Knight, Season Finale: May 4, 2022

Moon Knight has taken the world by storm over the last couple of weeks, and for good reason. It has been pretty fantastic, though for many it was a disappointment. As is any new show, many will love and many will hate, so you really should just check it out for yourself and make your own mind up about it. If you end up loving it, though, you'll want to look out for the Season Finale on May 4, 2022.

Sneakerella: May 13, 2022

Okay, this looks pretty awful. Perhaps it's good? Most of the Disney+ shows and movies have been pretty good, and this is certainly aimed at teenagers and kids so... maybe? Looks, it's going to be a musical comedy about a bloke who just really likes sneakers. Yes, you read that right. Will we be watching it? Well, no, certainly not, but there may be those out there who'll totally dig this movie. Good for y'all.

Bad Boys: May 27, 2022

A classic Michael Bay and Will Smith movie, well before the famous slap that shocked the world. This really is a classic movie, too, and it's quite surprising to see it coming to Disney+. We're not complaining, though. Bad Boys centers around two Miami police detectives who are investigating the Mafia for its heroin trade. It's an action movie, so you can expect what will ensue. If you are excited for giant explosions and a classic buddy-cop movie, then this is the one for you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 1 & 2: May 27, 2022

For the first time in more than fifteen years, Ewan McGregor is returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi in this highly anticipated limited series. It's pretty darn exciting, if you ask us, and we can also confirm that Hayden Christensen will also be making an appearance as Darth Vader! Whether this will be more sequel-like nonsense, or something to the caliber of Rogue One or The Mandalorian, we can all get excited for new Star War content, can't we? Oh, Ewan, you sexy beast...

All Disney+ Releases in May 2022

May 4, 2022

  • Life Below Zero, Season Eighteen
  • Disney Gallery: The Book Of Boba Fett
  • Moon Knight, Season Finale

May 11, 2022

  • Just Like Me, Season One & Two
  • Mira, Royal Detective, Season Two
  • Something Bit Me!, Season One
  • The Chicken Squad, Season One
  • The Wizard Of Paws, Season Two
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled—The Making Of Moon Knight
  • The Quest

May 13, 2022

  • Sneakerella

May 18, 2022

  • Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, Season One
  • I Cavalieri Di Castelcorvo, Season One
  • Secrets Of The Zoo, Season Five

May 20, 2022

  • Shook
  • Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers

May 27, 2022

  • Bad Boys
  • D. Wade: Life Unexpected
  • Hubble’s Cosmic Journey
  • Mission Pluto
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 1 & 2

What's Leaving Disney+ in May 2022?

For everything that's coming to Disney+ in any particular month, for every jump for joy at an exciting new release, there's some kind of disappointment. Those disappointments? The films and television shows that are leaving Disney+ in said month. What are these little nuggets, and why would they abandon us like this? Well, they must be lame... well, hopefully they are lame. If not, that'll be pretty sad. Anyway, here's what's leaving Disney+ in May 2022...

Was Anastasia removed from Disney+ in protest of the war in Ukraine? | © Disney

Key Disney+ Departures in May 2022

So, here's the deal: as we will establish again in the next section, they are yet to announce what will be leaving Disney+ in May 2022. Thus, until it has been revealed to us, we will populate this list with everything that has left the streaming platform so far. Yes, that's right, so little has actually been removed from Disney+ over the years that we can legit list it here no problem at all! Let's take the dive and check out our top four highlights of removed content from Disney+...

Mrs. Doubtfire

This classic Robin Williams movie features the late actor and comedian playing a bloke who's pretending to be a woman. It's a bloody blast, insanely funny, and will have you belly-laughing all your way to the forking moon. Honestly, if you haven't seen Mrs. Doubtfire yet, you must. The problem? Well... it's not on Disney+ anymore. That sucks, doesn't it?

Bend it Like Beckham

Another one of those "oh of course you've seen it" movies. Oh, and if you haven't seen it... what the actual fork? Featuring a family of British Indian Sikhs living in London, this is a football movie for the ages. As the title suggests, the main character wants to "Bend it Like Beckham" and this is the movie of how she gets there. It's full of drama, football, and fun. What else do you need? Oh, yeah, for it to maybe be on Disney+ so you can watch it! Well, I guess you will just have to buy the DVD... pfft... as if...

Doctor Dolittle

A bunch of Doctor Dolittle movies have been removed from Disney+ over the years, even the good ones. This 1998 American fantasy comedy film, though, is the best of the lot. It even stars Eddie Murphy! What more could you want? Am I about to make the quip again about it not being on Disney+? Maybe. Yeah, let's not. This is a true classic of a 90s film, a lot of fun for the whole family and definitely not something you need to watch on Blu-Ray. Seriously.


Oh, sweet Mary mother of God, this is a bad movie. A hilariously bad movie, full of cats, lasagna, and bad acting. What is there not to love? Look, I will keep it short. This movie deserves to have been taken off Disney+. It also deserves to be consumed like a nice plate of cheesy pasta. It's bad for you, and it makes you feel like shit afterwards, but by god do you enjoy it during the moment. Just awful, truly awful. Yay...

All Disney+ Departures in May 2022

Disney Titles Removed

  • White Wilderness
  • Shaggy Dog
  • I Captured the King of the Leprechauns
  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Pacifier
  • Snow Dogs
  • Old Dogs
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Holidaze
  • Snow
  • Tomorrowland
  • Million Dollar Arm

20th Century Studios Titles Removed

  • Ramona & Beezus
  • Millions
  • Walking With Dinosaurs
  • Alvin & The Chipmunks – Chipwrecked
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • Doctor Dolittle 2
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Thumbelina
  • Never Been Kissed
  • Garfield
  • Flicka
  • The Sandlot 2
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • Miracle On 34th Street
  • Flicka 2
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Everyone’s Hero
  • Percy Jackson & The Sea Monster
  • Dr Dolittle 3
  • Far From Home
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Eddie The Eagle
  • Night At The Museum 2
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Aquamarine
  • Rio
  • Catch That Kid
  • Anastasia
  • Baby’s Day Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Mr Poppers Penguins
  • Mrs Doubtfire.
  • The Sandlot

Disney Channel Titles Removed

  • Disney Family Singalong, Volume 1
  • Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
  • Disney Channel Holiday House Party
  • Disney Channel Summer Singalong
  • Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

Lucasfilm Titles Removed

  • Strange Magic

National Geographic Titles Removed

  • Easter Island Uncovered
  • Continent 7: Antarctica
  • Hunt for the Abominable Snowman

Other Titles Removed

  • The BFG
  • Chadwick Boseman – Tribute For A King
  • Taylor Swift City Of Lover Concert
  • Deep Blue

So, there you have it, folks, everything that will be coming to Disney+ in May, and everything that's leaving. We will update this article every Monday, giving you a look at the week's releases and departures from Disney+. We'll also update this article every month so that you can feast your eyes every few weeks on everything that you can expect for the next month. Exciting, right? Well, yeah!