When the sun finally comes out and the weather heats up, summers in the Pacific Northwest are magical. But between the hikes, water parks and beach trips, sometimes you need to cool down and relax. When you need a break before heading out on your next adventure, check out these shows on Netflix, Hulu and Disney+.
- Aug. 1: “Big Tree City” (Season 1) — Tune in to this British animated series for some family entertainment. Follow the adventures of Major Prickles and his team as they try to save the citizens of Big Tree City.
- Aug. 1: “Spider-Man 2” (2004) — Remind your kids why Tobey Maguire and Doctor Octopus are in the new Spider-Man movie as you watch them face off in this classic superhero adventure.
- Aug. 4: “Super Giant Robot Brothers” (Season 1) — The title of the show sums up this new fast-paced animated Netflix series. Two giant robot brothers bring a little sibling rivalry to their mission to help defend Earth from evil.
- Aug. 5: “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” — This movie is the newest in the 32-year-long history of the franchise. A time-traveling friend comes to help the turtles fight aliens that are intent on destroying the world.
- Aug. 12: “13: The Musical” — Get ready to sing along! Evan Goldman is turning 13 and about to have his bar mitzvah when his parents split and he has to move from New York City to a small town in Indiana, where he knows no one. Based on a hit Broadway musical, “13: The Musical” follows Evan as he navigates his new social world, makes sure his party is a success, and learns about life and friendship along the way.
- Aug. 19: “The Cuphead Show!” (Season 2) — Follow the adventures of Cuphead and his brother, Mugman, in this Netflix animated series. This show is based on a popular video game, and the animation is done in a style intended to imitate the hand-drawn animation of the 1930s.
- Aug. 19: “Uncharted” — Originally scheduled to be released on Netflix in July, this new action adventure starting Spider-Man’s Tom Holland is now premiering in August.
- Aug. 24: “Lost Ollie” — This animated series follows the journey of a lost toy as it tries to find the boy who lost him. The voice cast boasts some real star power, including Jonathan Groff (“Frozen” and “Hamilton”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and music legend Mary J. Blige.
- Aug. 11: “Trolls: TrollsTopia” (Season 7) — This is the seventh and final season of this fun animated series featuring the trolls who first danced and sang their way into our hearts in 2016. Follow the bright-haired friends through even more adventure, as Val’s vacation turns into a bust and Cloud Guy heads off to college! They grow up so fast ...
- Aug. 18: “Dragons: The Nine Realms” (Season 3) — From DreamWorks Animation, this series is part of the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise (one of our family’s favorites). Set in the modern world, 1,300 years after the events of the movies, this show follows a group of kids who discover the truth about dragons and where they have been hiding.
- Aug. 31: “The Croods: Family Tree” (Season 4) — Based on the popular movie, this show is set in prehistoric times. When two very different prehistoric families come together to run a farm, you can bet there will be bushels of laughs. Throw in some prehistoric (made-up) animals, and you’ve got one fun show.
- Aug. 5: “Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation” — Watch your favorite animated “Lego Star Wars” characters take a break from battling Storm Troopers to enjoy a much-deserved beach vacation in space. Adventure ensues when our hero Finn is separated from the group and encounters three Force-ghosts who help him learn that vacations can be about more than just having fun. Throw in some new original music by Weird Al Yankovic, and what’s not to love?
- Aug. 5: “The Lion King” and “The Lion King II — Simba’s Pride Sing-Along” – Relive your favorite moments with Simba and Nala in these animated classics. The sing-along versions provide song lyrics on the screen, helping you get every word right as you belt out “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.”
- Aug. 10: “I Am Groot” — This collection of five shorts stars everyone’s favorite Flora colossus, Groot. Watch animated baby Groot utter his famous line as he has enjoys adventures with new and unusual friends.
- Aug. 10: “Bluey” (Season 3) — Join Bluey, a 6-year-old Blue Healer dog, on her adventures in this heart-warming animated family show. Along with her little sister Bingo, Bluey uses her imagination and love of play to explore her world and conquer her fears.
- Aug. 10: “Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge” — Survivalist Bear Grylls teaches his celebrity guests survival skills that they must master — and prove they can use! His shows are full of exciting (sometimes gross) adventures, but everyone is always safe at the end of the day.
- Aug. 17: “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (Episode 1) — Jennifer Walters just wants to be a normal lawyer. But there is one small problem — like her cousin Bruce Banner, Jennifer transforms into a hulk, She-Hulk to be exact. Follow her adventures in this new series from Marvel Entertainment.
- Aug. 17: “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” (Season 2) — Follow the adventures of Spider-Man and friends Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales in this animated series intended for the preschool superhero-craving crowd.
- Aug. 19: “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” (animated and live-action version) — Do you know all the words to “Be Our Guest”? Are you sure? Put your Disney knowledge to the test with the sing-along versions of this classic. The words to the songs appear on screen, making sure you never skip a beat.
- Aug 19: “Tangled Sing-Along” — This 2010 retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale is also getting a sing-along retread. Get ready to join Flynn and Rapunzel to sing your heart out as you watch this popular Disney movie.
- Aug. 31: “Star Wars: Andor” (Episodes 1 and 2) — This new “Star Wars” series takes place at the beginning of the rebellion against the Empire, recounting the story of how people and planets became involved (five years before “Rogue One”). The plot follows the saga of Cassian Andor and his journey to become a rebel hero.