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The birds are chirping, trees are blooming, and there are finally more blue skies than grey!

Spring is here, and with it, the Easter holiday for many of us.

Let’s get into the spirit with some Disney Easter movies, all available to stream on Disney Plus.

The best Disney Easter movies on Disney Plus

Well, to be honest, Disney doesn’t have a lot of Easter movies, nor do its sister studios, such as Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, or 20th Century Studios.

So, I’m gonna have to stretch the definition here a bit and look for Disney movies featuring themes or concepts related to Easter, like the Spring season, rabbits and bunnies, candy, and Christianity.

Sound good? OK, now we can really talk about the best Disney Easter movies on Disney Plus!

NOTE: This post may contain spoilers to movie or show plots. These movies and shows are available to stream on Disney+ in the US as of publication time, unless otherwise noted. Availability can change at any time.

Bambi (1942)

Follow the story of Bambi, the prince of the forest, and his pals, Flower the skunk and Thumper the rabbit.

Much of Bambi takes place in the Spring season, making this a great pick to watch around Easter time.

Lastly, if you love this classic Springtime movie, you’ll likely be happy to learn that Disney is working on a live-action version.

Announced in 2020, the movie is still in the development stages, so it hasn’t started filming nor has it been announced when it will be released (source).

Bambi II (2006)

In this sequel, Bambi reunites with his father after his mother passes away.

The film is a lovely tale of father-son bonding, with a side of friendship featuring his pals, Faline, Flower, Owl, and Thumper.

Buried Secrets of the Bible (2019)

Albert Lin, National Geographic explorer and host of Buried Secrets of the Bible, takes viewers on a journey through the sands of time to unravel the mystery of the Bible.

In this two-part docuseries, Lin explores two infamous biblical stories – the parting of the Red Sea and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

With his distinctive approach and insight, alongside cutting-edge technology, you’ll be left questioning everything you thought you knew about the Bible and its origins. 

It’s the perfect blend between science and spirituality – an adventure packed with surprises!

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia series is based on a book series of the same name by C.S. Lewis.

This series is known to draw parallels with many stories in the Bible, hence why it could be a great series to watch when celebrating Easter.

In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 4 siblings are transported to a magical land through a wardrobe. However, the land has been taken over by a witch and is cold and barren.

The siblings band together with a lion to restore the magical land to its former glory.

Also on Disney+ from the Chronicles of Narnia series:

  1. Prince Caspian (2008)
  2. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

This one’s probably the most obvious Disney Easter movie on Disney Plus right now: Ice Age: The Great Egg Escape.

As the title suggests, our favorite Ice Age pals are up to some fun involving an egg hunt, a favorite Easter pastime. 

Also on Disney+:

  1. Ice Age (2002)
  2. The Meltdown (2006)
  3. Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  4. A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
  5. Continental Drift (2012)
  6. Collision Course (2016)
  7. Adventures of Buck Wild (2022)

Silly Symphony: The Goddess of Spring (1934)

In this short from 1934, the Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, is kidnapped, causing the Winter season.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002) & The Santa Clause 3 (2006)

Santa Clause 2 follows the story of Scott Calvin, who learns he must marry in order to keep the role of Santa Claus.

Santa Clause 3 puts Jack Frost in the villain role, as he tries to steal the role of Santa Claus from Scott Calvin.

In both of these Disney Christmas movies, the Easter Bunny is featured as a character, alongside other mythical childhood characters like the Tooth Fairy, Cupid, and the Sandman.

Secret of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special (2017)

In this National Geographic documentary special, the structure which is believed to hold the tomb of Jesus Christ is restored in a collaboration between architects, historians, scientists, and members of the religious community.

Sister Act (1992)

In this comedy film, Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg) is a seedy lounge singer who witnesses something she shouldn’t have and is placed into witness protection at a convent where she must pretend to be a Christian nun. 

As I’m sure you can guess, this mismatched placement leads to some pretty good laughs!

Also available on Disney+ is Sister Act 2: Back into the Habit

TIP: Disney is also working on a third installment that will premiere directly on Disney+.

Sparkshorts: Burrow (2020)

Promotional poster for the Pixar Sparkshorts film, Burrow, featuring underground burrows with silly scenes featuring animals like moles and mice.
Photo courtesy of Disney+.

In this short film, a bunny attempts to dig herself a burrow, but keeps running into trouble. Eventually she learns a lesson about never being ashamed to ask for help.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

In this animated/live-action hybrid, a cartoon character, Roger Rabbit, is accused of a crime. He asks a human detective to help him find the real person – or cartoon – who did it. 

Love bunnies? Check out my list of Disney rabbits – some you may have forgotten about!

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)

Our favorite A.A. Milne pals from the Hundred Acre Wood are excited that Spring has arrived and want nothing more than to play outside. But Rabbit has other plans: Spring cleaning.

Also on Disney+:

  1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  2. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-91)
  3. Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
  4. Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999)
  5. The Tigger Movie (2000)
  6. The Book of Pooh (2001)
  7. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
  8. Piglet’s Big Movie (2003)
  9. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)
  10. My Friends, Tigger & Pooh (2007-8)
  11. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  12. Christopher Robin (2018)

Wreck it Ralph (2012)

This one’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s a great film that I don’t get to feature very often in my Disney Plus watch lists!

Ralph is a video game villain that wishes he was a hero – so he sets out to become one.

Along the way he picks up a pint-sized sidekick, Princess Vanellope von Schweetz, who is basically a candy princess.

Like I said, it’s a stretch, but at least it’s a sweet one.

Also on Disney+: Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Zootopia (2016)

In this fun animated movie, Officer Judy Hopps, a bunny, partners with a scammy fox, Nick Wilde, to help prove her worth as a member of the police force.

Also available is Zootopia+, a new series with new characters and old!

The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse (2022)

Promotional poster for the short film, The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Photo courtesy of Disney+.

Hold on to your mouse ears, folks! Disney is bringing back our favorite classic duo in a short film that will make you spring into happiness.

The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse follows our beloved Mickey and Minnie as they adventure through a magical spring.

Think jelly beans blossoming in the trees and flowers bouncing like balls. With each step, the dynamic duo finds themselves in a playful world full of wonder and, of course, mischief.

This short film is the perfect pick-me-up and a reminder that there’s always magic to be found, especially in the springtime.

Disney Easter episodes

While there aren’t many Disney Easter movies, there is a good mix of shows with Easter episodes available on Disney+. 

Here’s an ongoing list of Disney shows with Easter episodes on Disney+:

  1. Bluey, Season 2, Episode 51: Easter
  2. My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Season 2, Episode 13: Flowers for Eeyore / Easter Rabbit
  3. Black-ish, Season 4, Episode 17
  4. Stuck in the Middle, Season 2, Episode 7: Stuck in the Diaz Easter
  5. Rolie Polie Olie, Season 3, Episode 8: Gotcha! / Springy Chicken / A Polie Egg-Stravaganza
  6. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Season 3, Episode 3: Mickey’s Springtime Surprise

The Simpsons Easter episodes (1989-present)

This long-running animated series has multiple Easter episodes, all available on Disney+.

  1. Season 10, Episode 221: Simpsons Bible Stories
  2. Season 17, Episode 363: The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
  3. Season 19, Episode 407: Husbands and Knives
  4. Season 24, Episode 524: Dark Knight Court
  5. Season 29, Episode 632: Fears of a Clown
  6. Season 30, Episode 654: 101 Mitigations

The Park Pixie’s top picks

Last, but not least, from the above movies and series episodes, here are my top picks on what to watch:

  1. Best Easter movie: Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
  2. Best supporting rabbit: Roger Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  3. Best stretch pick: Wreck-it-Ralph (2012)
  4. Best Easter episode: The Simpsons, Season 17, Episode 363 (The Last of the Red Hat Mamas)

What are your favorite Disney Easter movies and episodes?

I hope you found something fun to watch to help you celebrate Easter.

About the author

Photo of Meg Frost on Buzz Lightyear: Space Ranger Blast at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
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Meg Frost is the creator of The Park Pixie, where she covers Disney World, Disney+, and Disney fandom.

She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami in Florida.

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This post was originally published February 17, 2022. It was last updated October 10, 2023.

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