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Disney+ Hotstar Premium is bringing in August with an exciting line-up of titles, with captivating content and the launch of highly anticipated shows and films. Catch the classic characters Phineas & Ferb at their comical best in Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe. Explore the untold story of Howard, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and many such masterpieces. So, get ready to unveil the action packed August with Disney+ Hotstar Premium.


Spies in Disguise (08 Aug)

In this high-flying animated comedy, super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is none of the above. But this unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world when a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon!

Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka

Howard (08 Aug)

Directed by Don Hahn Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen  archival  footage,  personal  films  and  photographs,  as  well  as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and  the  process  behind  the  music. Spanning  his  childhood  in  Baltimore,  to  his  formative  years  in  New  York, and  his untimely death due to AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.

The One & Only Ivan (21 Aug)

An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, “The One and Only Ivan” is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.

Cast: Sam Rockwell (voice of Ivan), Angelina Jolie (voice of Stella), Danny DeVito (voice of Bob the dog), Helen Mirren (voice of Snickers the poodle), Brooklynn Prince (voice of Ruby), Ramon Rodriguez (mall employee George), Ariana Greenblatt (George’s daughter Julia), Chaka Khan (voice of Henrietta the chicken), Mike White (voice of Frankie the seal), Ron Funches (voice of Murphy the rabbit), Phillipa Soo (voice of Thelma the parrot)

Underwater (14 Aug)

A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their deep-sea laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean’s depths to fear

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, T.J. Miller, Gunner Wright, Fiona Rene, Amanda Troop

Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (28 Aug)

Step Brothers Phineas and Ferb, their older sister Candace, Perry the Platypus and the Danville gang are back together again in “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” an out-of-this-world animated adventure from     Disney     Television     Animation. Executive-produced by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (creators and executive producers of the long-running  Emmy  Award-winning  series “Phineas  and  Ferb”) the  movie centers  on  Phineas and  Ferb  as  they  set  out  across  the  galaxy  to  rescue  Candace,  who  after  being  abducted  by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Cast: Ashley Tisdale (Candace Flynn)Vincent Martella (Phineas Flynn)David Errigo Jr. (Ferb Fletcher)Caroline Rhea (Mom)Dee Bradley Baker (Perry the Platypus)Alyson Stoner (Isabella)Maulik Pancholy (Baljeet)


Weird But True! Season 3 (14 Aug)Children’s entertainers and educators Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi host the third season of the Emmy Award-winning series and this time, they’re embarking on even more imaginative and strange adventures to reveal surprising and interesting facts about the world.

Set both in studio and in the field, “Weird But True!” is a 13-episode series that integrates a mix of arts and crafts, unbelievable facts and real-life exploration. Whether hunting for dinosaur fossils, hiking volcanoes or flying planes, the science-loving duo inspires kids to get excited about the world around them.

Host: Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi

Lovecraft Country (17 Aug)

Based on Matt Ruff ‘s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Cast: Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Kenneth Williams

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