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Disney+ Titles with Audio Description

Time to talk more Disney+!  After sharing my post detailing the Disney+ Accessibility Features, a lot of the discussion I saw on my social media feeds was about audio descriptions.  Unsurprisingly, the two questions I saw the most frequently were: “What is an audio description?” and “Is there a list of the Disney+ titles with audio description that will be available?”  Luckily, I have answers to both!

For those of you who don’t need a background on audio description and just want the movies and series, the following link will take you straight to the list of titles with audio description.

What is Audio Description?

Audio description icon for video content

Audio description provides information about visual details for those who may not be able to see them.  This can include descriptions of the setting, costumes, action, or non-verbal character reactions.  If you’ve read my post Creating an Accessible Instagram Account, think of it as alternative text, but for moving images.  An audio description track plays over of the movie, almost like a commentary track, except the additional narration only occurs during pauses in character dialogue.

If you’re curious what this sounds like, below is the Frozen trailer with the audio description.

Will There Be Disney+ Movie and Series with Audio Description?

The good news: YES! Disney+ includes almost 300 movies and series with descriptive audio, ranging from new movies like Noelle with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, animated classics like The Little Mermaid, and even some older live action films like 1969’s The Love Bug.  And once you set your primary audio to English (Audio Description), Disney+ will save that as your preference and automatically play it for any other title with audio description. If descriptive audio isn’t available, it will play the standard English audio.

Related Post:  Marvel Movies with Audio Description on Disney+

The bad news: Unlike other streaming platforms with have categories to filter titles with audio description or bring up a list of titles when you enter “audio description” into the search, there is no way while using Disney+ to tell if what you are about to watch has audio description available until you start playing it.

I will do my best to keep this list updated as new titles are added, but I would also encourage you to visit the Audio Description Project. Maintained and organized by the American Council of the Blind, they will have the most accurate and updated listings of titles with audio description for Disney+, as well as all other streaming platforms.

Disney+ Titles with Audio Description

If you notice that a title I have listed here is not available with audio description at this time, or have feedback on how I can improve this list, please reach out to me on Twitter at @GertieTheDino.

To see this list in chronological order, check out Audio Description on Disney+ By Year.

Last Updated: 3/20/2020 with 7 titles added: Almost Angels, Disney Insider, Flight of the Navigator, G-Force, High School Musical, I Didn’t Do It (Season 1), Piglet’s Big Movie

#’s

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996 Live Action)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1961 Animated)
  • 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

A

  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Adventures of Andre & Wally B
  • The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • The African Lion
  • Aladdin (1992 Animated)
  • Aladdin (2019 Live Action)
  • Aladdin: The Return of Jafar
  • Aladdin and the King of Thieves
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951 Animated)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010 Live Action)
  • Almost Angels
  • America’s Heart & Soul
  • Amy
  • Andi Mack (season 1)
  • Annie (1999)
  • Ant-Man
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • The Aristocats
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Atlantis: Milo’s Return
  • Austin & Ally (seasons 1-4)
  • Avatar
  • The Avengers
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Avengers: Endgame

B

  • Babes in the Woods
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Bambi
  • Bambi II
  • The Band Concert
  • Bao
  • The Bears and I
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991 Animated)
  • Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Benji the Hunted
  • The BFG
  • The Big Bad Wolf
  • Big Business
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Biscuit Eater
  • Bizaardvark (seasons 1-2)
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Black Hole
  • Black Panther
  • Blackbeard’s Ghost
  • Blank Check
  • The Blue Umbrella
  • Bolt
  • Boundin’
  • Brave
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • Brother Bear
  • Brother Bear 2
  • Burn-E

C

  • Camp Nowhere
  • Candleshoe
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain Marvel
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Cars 3
  • Cars Toons: Bugged
  • Cars Toons: El Matador
  • Cars Toons: Mater the Greater
  • Cars Toons: Rescue Squad Mater
  • Cars Toons: Spinning
  • Casebusters
  • The Castaway Cowboy
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • Cheetah
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • Chef Donald
  • Chicken Little
  • The Christmas Star
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Cinderella (1950 Animated)
  • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
  • Coco
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Cool Runnings
  • The Country Bears

D

  • Dan in Real Life
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little People
  • Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
  • Day and Night
  • Deep Blue
  • Diary of a Future President
  • Dinosaur
  • Disney Family Sundays
  • Disney Insider
  • Disneyland Around the Season
  • DisneyNature: African Cats
  • DisneyNature: Bears
  • DisneyNature: Born in China
  • DisneyNature: Chimpanzee
  • DisneyNature: The Crimson Wing
  • DisneyNature Wings of Life
  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Season 2)
  • Doctor Strange
  • Doug’s 1st Movie
  • DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  • Dug’s Special Mission
  • Dumbo (1941 Animated)
  • Dumbo (2019 Live Action)

E

  • Eight Below
  • Emil and the Detectives
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Encore!
  • Escape to Witch Mountain

F

  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Ferdinand the Bull
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Dory
  • The Finest Hours
  • First Kid
  • Flowers and Trees
  • Flubber
  • Forky Asks a Question
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • The Fox and the Hound 2
  • Frankenweenie (1984)
  • Freaky Friday (1977)
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • Freaky Friday (2018)
  • Frozen
  • Frozen II
  • Fun and Fancy Free

G

  • G-Force
  • The Game Plan
  • George and AJ
  • George of the Jungle 2
  • Glory Road
  • The Golden Touch
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Grasshopper and the Ants
  • Gravity Falls (Season 1)
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Gus

H

  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Heavy Metal Mater
  • Heavyweights
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
  • Herbie Rides Again
  • Hercules
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Holes
  • Home on the Range
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

I

  • Ice Princess
  • I Didn’t Do It (Season 1)
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • The Imagineering Story
  • The Incredible Journey
  • The Incredibles
  • Inner Workings
  • Inside Out
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Inspector Gadget 2
  • Invincible
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Iron Will

J

  • Jack
  • Jack Jack Attack
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates (season 2)
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Jessie (seasons 2-4)
  • Jungle 2 Jungle
  • The Jungle Book (1967 Animated)
  • The Jungle Book 2
  • The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
  • Jungle Cat

K

  • Kazaam
  • A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • Disney’s The Kid

L

  • Lady and the Tramp (1955 Animated)
  • Lady and the Tramp (2019 Live Action)
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
  • La Luna
  • Lamp Life
  • Lava
  • The Legend of Mor’Du
  • Lend a Paw
  • Leroy & Stitch
  • Life with Mikey
  • Lifted
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • The Lion King 1 1/2
  • The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
  • The Little Whirlwind
  • The Living Desert
  • Lonesome Ghosts
  • Lou
  • The Love Bug (1969)
  • Luxo. Jr.

M

  • The Mandalorian
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Marvel Hero Project
  • Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe
  • Mary Poppins
  • Meet the Deedles
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Melody Time
  • Mickey Mouse Roadster Racers (season 1)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • Mike’s New Car
  • Miracle
  • Miracle at Midnight
  • Moana
  • Monster’s University
  • Mr. Boodedy
  • Mulan
  • Mulan II
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • My Favorite Martian

N

  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • Newsies
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Noelle

O

  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Old Dogs
  • The Olde Mill
  • Oliver & Company
  • One Day at Disney (feature documentary)
  • One Day at Disney (shorts)
  • One Magic Christmas
  • Operation Dumbo Drop

P

  • The Parent Trap (1961)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Partysaurus Rex
  • Perri
  • Pete’s Dragon (2016)
  • Peter Pan
  • Peter Pan: Return to Never Land
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Pinocchio
  • Piper
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pixar in Real  Life
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
  • Pollyanna
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1962 Live Action)
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Puppy Dog Pals (season 1)

Q

  • Queen of Katwe

R

  • Radiator Springs 500 1/2
  • Ratatouille
  • Raven’s Home (season 1)
  • Recess: All Growed Down
  • Recess: School’s Out
  • Recess: Taking the 5th Grade
  • Red’s Dream
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Remember the Titans
  • The Rescuers
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Return from Witch Mountain
  • Return to Oz
  • Riley’s First Date?
  • Robin Hood
  • The Rocketeer
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • The Rookie

S

  • Saludos Amigos
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Secret of the Magic Gourd
  • Secret of The Wings
  • Secrets of Life
  • The Shaggy D.A.
  • Shake it Up (Season 3)
  • Shipwrecked
  • Shop Class (Season 1)
  • Short Circuit
  • Sister Act
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Small Fry
  • Snowglobe
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
  • Society Dog Show
  • SparkShorts
  • Splash
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated  movie)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 7)
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Stargirl
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Stitch! The Movie
  • The Strongest Man in the World
  • Stuck in the Middle (seasons 1-2)
  • Sultan and the Rock Star
  • Super Buddies
  • Super Rhino
  • The Swap
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • The Sword in the Stone

T

  • Tangled
  • Teacher’s Pet (2004 Animated Film)
  • That Darn Cat (1965)
  • That Darn Cat (1997)
  • Thor
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Those Calloways
  • The Three Caballeros
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Three Men and a Little Lady
  • The Three Musketeers (1993 Live Action)
  • The Three Musketeers (2004 Animated)
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • Toby Tortoise Returns
  • Togo
  • Tom and Huck
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 4
  • Trail of the Panda
  • Treasure Island
  • Treasure of Matecumbe
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tron
  • Tron: Legacy
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Turner & Hooch

U

  • The Ugly Dachshund
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Unidentified Flying Oddball
  • Up

V

  • The Vanishing Prairie

W

  • Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • WALL-E
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale
  • White Fang
  • The Wild
  • Willow
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
  • The Wise Little Hen
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Y

  • Ye Olden Days
  • The Young Black Stallion

Z

  • Zootopia

Recently Removed

Most streaming services cycle through what titles are available, usually due to licensing agreements,  and Disney+ is continuing that trend.  The following titles with audio description that were previously available have been recently removed:

  • The Shaggy Dog (2006)
  • Strange Magic

While it’s disappointing to say goodbye to films on occasion, the good news is that with Disney owning all of this content, more than likely it will return to the platform at some point.

Coming Soon

In addition to all of the Disney+ titles with audio description listed above, Disney has listed some movies on their platform with “Coming Soon” dates.  Most of these movies have a delayed arrival to Disney+ because they were already made available to other streaming services and Disney won’t be able to start streaming them until those existing agreements expire or reach their end date.  But here are some additional movies with audio description we can look forward to being added to Disney+ over the next two years!

2020

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017 Live Action)
  • Be Our Chef (Series)
  • The Big Green
  • Black Panther
  • The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story
  • Christopher Robin
  • Frankenweenie (2012 Animated)
  • George of the Jungle
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Max Keeble’s Big Move
  • Mr. Magoo
  • National Treasure
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • The Pirate Fairy
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Shop Class (Series)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Stargirl
  • Tarzan
  • Tarzan 2
  • Walt & El Grupo

2021

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
  • Space Buddies
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Tomorrowland
  • Treasure Buddies

Want More Information about Disney+ or Audio Description?

If you’re still on the fence about signing up for Disney+, my good friend Patty from No Guilt Life has written The Ultimate Parent Guide to Disney Plus!  You can also hear me chatting with her about Disney+ Accessibility on an episode of Now Streaming Disney Plus, the podcast she hosts with Andrea from Theme Park Parents.

To learn more about audio description, don’t forget to check out the Audio Description Project!

Theresa is a Maryland native who is grateful to only be a 2-hour flight from Walt Disney World. She loves exploring new locations & cuisines, and can beat anybody in a game of “Oh! You know what else that actor was in?” Although myopic macular degeneration is deteriorating her eyesight, it hasn’t dampened her spirit or sense of humor; she likes to tell people this simply makes her a “temporary visionary.” Visit About Theresa to learn more or send an email to insightfulllife@gmail.com!

9 Comments

  1. Brian Runyon Reply

    Impressive. If only the Roku would have it as an automatic feature, like it does with Netflix, same goes for Hulu and other streaming services. No Disney Sitcoms with it as a feature yet?

    • Disney+ seems to have a lot of usability issues even beyond accessibility at the moment, so hopefully as they make updates it will improve the experience for everybody.

      I haven’t found AD on many series yet, but that’s not to say it doesn’t exist on them if they aren’t listed here. But since Disney hasn’t released an official list yet, it’s a lot of trial and error to see if any have it. I’m working on posts with categories, including one for series and specials, so hopefully that will make it easier for people to see what’s available as more is added to the list.

  2. Thank you so much for the list! I was hoping The Mandalorian especially would have audio description so my Nan can enjoy it with me. She has macular degeneration now, but Star Wars has always been our thing. Thrilled her Pirates of the Caribbean will have audio description too!

    • I’m so glad to hear that! Disney has confirmed all of their series and movies created for Disney+ will have audio description, so your Nana will also be able to enjoy the upcoming Obi Wan and Cassian Andor series coming in the next few years!

  3. Is Disney going to add audio description to the other Star Wars movies episode two through six like they offer on iTunes?
    I too enjoy the fact I get to watch the Mandalorian as well as the expectation of the Obi-Wan series coming

    • Unfortunately I don’t have a definitely answer for that, but I hope they do – especially since the movies have audio description already recorded and available from iTunes and physical copies. I’m keeping an eye on it and will update here and with a new post once I find out anything.

  4. Bradley Johnson Reply

    Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a way to disable said Audio Descriptions. It kind of detracts from the Aristocats, and is kind of annoying actually. I’ve already tried changing the audio track to an alternate English (without descriptions) but it doesn’t seem to actually change the track.

      • Bradley Johnson Reply

        Actually, it seems as if it doesn’t save the selected audio track unless you let the menu auto-close.

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