What’s Streaming in May for Kids and Families

What's Streaming in May for Kids & Families - SavvyMom

May always feels like one of the busiest months of the year. It’s not quite summer, but it’s the promise of the start of summer, with its long weekend and warmer weather. It’s also the month where a zillion spring activities are underway, and schools shift into those final pushes before the lazier days in June.

That said, if you need a bit of downtime with the family, you can check out tons of great content across Canadian streaming services. From fresh Star Wars offerings tied to May the 4th to a new Muppets project you may enjoy more than your kids, here are the projects streaming in May for kids and families.

What’s Streaming in May for Kids & Families

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All
Wednesday May 3 on Disney+

Ed Sheeran fans of all ages won’t want to miss this four-part docuseries that gives fans a more intimate look at the crooner’s life. The show includes exclusive footage behind Sheeran’s iconic hits, previously unaired personal archive footage with his friends and family, and stadium performances highlighting his world.

Star Wars: Visions (Volume 2)
Thursday May 4 on Disney+

Would it really be May the 4th without a new installment of Star Wars? Of course not. Luckily, Lucasfilm and co. are here to deliver with the second volume of this animated series. The Emmy-nominated project is back with nine new shorts from nine studios worldwide. Each episode offers a unique perspective on Star Wars mythos, making it the perfect thing for fans to celebrate their big day with.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures
Thursday May 4 on Disney+

The fandom is not kidding around. Because one new May 4th Star Wars entry isn’t enough, this new original also kicks off on the annual holiday. Young Jedi Adventures follows younglings training at a Jedi temple in the world of Tenoo. There, they blast off on new adventures and help those in need.

The Muppets Mayhem
Wednesday May 10 on Disney+

The Muppets are streaming in May – back for another round of adventures. This time the action homes in on The Electric Mayhem Band. Follow along as Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, and Lips embark on a musical-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. The series includes plenty of guest stars and cameos, plus Canadian Lilly Singh in the starring role of music executive Nora.

Queer Eye (S7)
Friday May 12 on Netflix

If your family is into the feel-good glow-ups featured in this series, mark the calendars because Season 7 debuts this month. This time around, the Fab 5 (Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Tan France) are hitting up New Orleans to help residents get a fresh start in life—from the inside out.

May 12 on Disney+

If you’re looking for a coming-of-age film targeted at tweens and teens, this Disney original movie has lots of feels. The sci-fi action picks up on a lunar mining colony where a boy named Caleb (Isaiah Russell-Bailey) loses his father. Before he’s shipped off to another planet, he and his friends embark on one last adventure—to explore a mysterious crater his late father was obsessed with.

The Family Stallone
Wednesday May 17 on Paramount Plus

If your family loves Sly and all of his big-screen films, consider settling down to catch him in this completely different role. Stallone stars alongside his wife, Jennifer Flavin Stallone, and his daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet in this candid (and frankly unexpected) reality show.

XO, Kitty
Thursday May 18 on Netflix

This spinoff is the perfect new TV show for all the families out there who caught the To All the Boys film series and need just a little more of Jenny Han’s world. The series streaming in May features Anna Cathcart reprising the title role as she goes on her own journey to find true love.

Prehistoric Planet (s2)
Monday May 22 on Apple TV+

Get ready for more dinos when this David Attenborough-narrated series returns with a new season. New episodes drop daily during the premiere week through until Friday, so if you want to have a little dino-themed TV marathon with the kids during the last weekend of May, plenty of content will be available.

American Born Chinese
Wednesday May 24 on Disney+

This incoming series is based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel and offers something for the whole family. It follows the trials and tribulations of a regular American teen whose life is changed when he becomes besties with the son of a mythological god. It’s about fitting in, finding your identity, and conquering the world, with plenty of comedic moments and Kung-Fu action to round it all out. Ben Wang and Oscar winners Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh star.

Secrets of the Elephants
May 24 on Disney+

The next installment of the award-winning nature series is here, and this time it explores the world of these gentle giants. James Cameron (yes, that James Cameron) helms this one, bringing viewers from the Savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia. Learn how elephants think, feel, and communicate, getting a rare and in-depth look into their culture.


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