Is Disney+ available in Africa?
Disney+ is not available anywhere in Africa yet, but Disney favourites, ABC hits and Marvel shows are all available on Showmax.
From Mickey Mouse to Iron Man, some of the biggest names in entertainment come from Disney. Whether you want to watch an adorable kids’ show or settle in with an action movie, they’ll serve up something for you.
Disney+ launches globally (but not in Africa)
In many parts of the world, Disney content is now streaming via their own service, Disney+, as of November 2019. It’s not available in Africa yet. Thankfully, there’s a treasure trove of Disney streaming on Showmax.
Here are some of our favourite Disney picks.
9 fantastic animations for younger kids
- Disney has its roots in kids’ animation – did you know the company started way back in 1923? And of course, the most famous Disney character of all is Mickey Mouse. Born in 1928, Mickey lives on with all his friends in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, a favourite with younger kids.
- Sofia the First wasn’t born royal – but with the help of her friends and family, she’s learning all about how to be a real princess, by being kind and helpful and going on plenty of adventures!
- Elena of Avalor is the ruler of her kingdom – and she will do anything to protect it. This is full of positive messages for young girls about standing up for what’s right.
- Destined to be the ruler of Corona, Rapunzel realises she has to learn a lot more about the world. Luckily Eugene, Pascal and Maximus are ready for the adventures. But so is the hair… Tangled: The Series builds on the story from the popular movie.
- In Star vs The Forces of Evil, Star Butterfly is the heir to the throne of Mewni. Sent to Earth to learn how to behave, she goes to school and makes friends with Marco Diaz. Together, they go on a series of adventures trying to save her magic wand.
- Kids love the antics of little superheroes PJ Masks. Connor, Amaya and Greg are just ordinary kids… until they activate their animal amulets and turn into the superheroes Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, ready to save the world.
- In Big Hero 6: The Series, Hiro is the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. He now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus.
- Disney also owns the rights to the Muppets franchise. Watch little Kermit and all his puppet friends in Muppet Babies.
- Kion, the son of Simba, leads his young friends, called The Lion Guard, in their quest to protect the Pride Lands.
4 popular series older kids will love
- Zendaya stars in K.C. Undercover. She’s a normal teen until her genius brain gets her recruited as a spy – by her spy parents. Now, she and her family are tasked with saving the world, one adventure at a time.
- The Evermoor Chronicles follows an American teen who moves to a sleepy English village. She soon discovers there are many mysteries to solve – not the least of which is her true identity!
- In Shake It Up, high spirited best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue land their dream job as background dancers on the most popular teen dance show, Shake It Up, Chicago.
- In The Wizards of Waverley Place Alex and her brothers discover they are part of a long line of wizards and they have to start training their powers. But that doesn’t mean real life stops… Enjoy this much-loved teen comedy, now available in its entirety.
3 hits from the Marvel Universe
The richly woven Marvel Universe is the home of many of our favourite superheroes, from Ghost Rider to Spider-Man. Follow the interweaving stories in these series.
- The second season of Cloak & Dagger launched first on Showmax in Africa. Having come to terms with their superpowers and how they work better together, Tandy and Ty take a new approach to fighting evil. They also discover how to strengthen their powers.
- Legion is a visually stunning series is based on Marvel Comics’ character David Haller (AKA Legion). David is a troubled young man who’s spent his life in and out of psychiatric care until a strange encounter reveals his special powers.
- In Marvel’s Runaways, six teenagers realise their parents are super-villains and hiding dark secrets. They’ll have to band together and use their special abilities to stop them before it’s too late. First on Showmax.
3 Marvel Universe animations
- See animated versions of some of your favourite heroes in Marvel Avengers: Secret Wars When a new version of Cabal leaves the Avengers scattered in other dimensions, Black Panther assembles a new team of Avengers – including the likes of Ant-Man, Ms Marvel and Vision – to reunite the others and save the universe.
- In Marvel’s Spider-Man, Peter Parker, a new student at the famous Horizon High, fights evil super-villains as the costumed superhero.
- Six supervillains are joining forces to defeat Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6. Spider-Man reaches out to other heroes who can help him fight this new and dangerous gang.
ABC is Disney too! Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family in the house
The Walt Disney Company also owns multiple other big names in entertainment, including ABC, the production company behind hits like Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy (S1-15 are now streaming) and American Housewife.