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New Shows on Netflix and Disney+ in March 2023

Hop into spring with some new family entertainment

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: February 24, 2023

Dad watching tv on a computer with two daughters

This month marks the Pacific Northwest’s first 6 p.m. sunset since October — spring is knocking on the door! But as we well know, there will be plenty of rainy days ahead, giving you lots of time to curl up and enjoy a new show with the whole family.

From animated series and dystopian adventures to new feature films, there is plenty of entertainment on offer this month to delight viewers both young and old(er).

And don't forget to get ready for the Oscars on March 12 by watching the five animated feature film nominees! Read on to find out where to stream each one. 


March 1: “Gecko’s Garage – 3D” (Volume 2) – At this repair shop that cares, cheerful mechanic Gecko and his robot sidekicks (The Mechanicals) look after all the vehicles in town and make sure they are running smoothly. This show, which originates from England, is for the littlest Netflix fans.

March 1: “Little Angel” (Volume 2) – Sing along with Baby John in this animated series for kids. Preschoolers will enjoy the classic nursery rhymes and catchy new songs that help them learn about the world.

March 1: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015) Why is the fourth and final movie of the “Hunger Games” series coming to Netflix first? Your guess is as good as mine. Dive straight into the exciting conclusion as Katniss Everdeen takes on the evil President Snow for the last time. This movie is rated PG-13 and has a fair amount of violence and tension (including the death of children), so it’s probably best for the teen and older crowd.

March 2: “Karate Sheep” (Season 1) – In this accurately named animated series, two clever sheep use karate and high-tech gadgets to protect their flock from a hungry wolf.

March 6: “Ridley Jones” (Season 5) – Ridley Jones and her friends protect the Museum of Natural History’s treasures and keep the secret that everything inside comes alive at night. Kind of like “Night at the Museum,” but with skateboards and friendly dinosaurs and mummies. And while this Jones wears a familiar-looking hat, I don’t think she is any relation to another Jones who is starring in an adventure this summer.

March 16: “Shadow and Bone” (Season 2) This epic fantasy series based on the popular books by Leigh Barbugo is back for another season of adventure. Dark forces conspire to stop our hero when she unleashes her power that could change the world. If you have a fantasy fan in your home, this show is not to be missed, and the books are pretty great, too. It is rated TV-14, so best for tweens and older viewers.

March 16: “Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure” (2023) – Barbie has been around since 1959, and she is still having new adventures! Join Barbie, little sister Skipper and all of their other pointy-toed friends in this animated special in the Barbie universe.

March 17: “The Magician’s Elephant” (2023) What would you do to find someone you love? This movie, based on the Newbery Medal–winning book by Kate DiCamillo, follows the extraordinary adventure of a young boy searching for his sister. A fortune teller tells him that an elephant will help him find his sister. To make the elephant his, the boy has to complete a series of “impossible tasks.” This beautifully animated film is rated PG and is sure to please the whole family.

March 21: “We Lost Our Human” (Season 1) – When Pud (a cat) and Ham (a dog) discover that not just their humans, but all humans, have disappeared, they venture out of their home for the first time to discover strange mysteries. The viewers get to be involved in this interactive animated special. Make the right choices, and you just might help Pud and Ham save the universe. No pressure.

March 31: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Season 2) – The heroes in a half shell are back to fight Shredder and his evil henchmen. This animated series packs plenty of punches and action, and is sure to be totally radical, dude.

There are a few other interesting things coming to Netflix that are not kid-focused, but worth noting:

  • March 4: “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” (2023 – LIVE) – For the first time, Netflix is broadcasting live. Chris Rock’s standup will be streamed live at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST. What will this look like exactly? You'll have to tune in to find out. 
  • March 10: “Nike Training Club” specials – This series of 14 workout videos offers everything from 10-, 20- and 30-minute workouts to high-intensity training and yoga. Now’s your chance to revisit that New Year’s resolution! 


March 1: “Eureka!” (S1, 4 episodes) – Eureka is back with more inventions and adventures. This time, she accidentally unleashes a steam geyser at her mom’s restaurant, which leads to the invention of pizza! Follow Eureka and her friends to see what the young inventor comes up with next.

March 8: “MPower” – From Captain America and the Scarlet Witch to every member of the Black Panther’s Dora Milaje, women play a major role in the Marvel world. “MPower” salutes these women, onscreen and off, who have brought these iconic heroes to life. While this is sure to be an inspiring special, I’m not sure how it could get more epic than the all-female Avengers scene in “Endgame.”

March 8: “Chibiverse” (S1) – Your favorite Disney characters featured in animated shorts in “chibi-form.” Created in a lab out of the remnants of Disney characters found in a vault, these big-headed, adorable versions of Disney characters have all kinds of adventures. Weird, but cute.

March 8: “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” (S2, 4 episodes) – Your favorite crime-fighting friends are back, in Disney Junior form. Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy join forces with Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther to fight their common enemies and learn that working together as a team is the best.

March 10: “Chang Can Dunk” – Unpopular, underestimated 16-year-old Chang is determined to learn how to dunk a basketball in an attempt to beat the school all-star player and win the attention and affection of his crush, Kristy. In his quest to impress others, he ends up learning more about himself, his best friend and his family. This film (rated PG) is written and directed by Jingyi Shao, who is included in Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch for 2023.

March 15: “Firebuds” (S1, 4 episodes) – Iggy and Rod are back and ready for more rescue-vehicle adventure. Your little fans of trucks with flashing lights will enjoy the adventures in this fantasy world where emergency vehicles come to life and help their friends save the day.

March 15: “Doogie Howser, M.D.” (Seasons 1–4) – Looking for some early ’90s vibes and an adorable teen heartthrob? The search is over: Doogie Howser has returned! Neil Patrick Harris stars in this ’90s series about a kid genius who becomes a doctor at age 14. He may be performing heart transplants, but he’s also concerned with all the normal teenage dramas, including parents, dating and learning to drive. Enjoy this blast from the past with the whole family.

March 15: “Kiff” – This series follows Kiff (an optimistic squirrel) and Barry (a mellow bunny) in the mountains, where animals and odd magical creatures tackle day-to-day life together. Kiff’s good intentions often lead to chaos in these short and funny animated episodes.

March 22: “Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes” (S1, 4 episodes) – Kiya and her two best friends (Jay and Motsie) live in the South African–inspired Kimoja City. Through the use of their crystal-charged power, they work together until harmony is restored to their city. Preschoolers will love the high-energy dance and martial arts skills featured in this fun animated series.

March 25: “Saturdays” (S1, 6 episodes) – Follow the life and adventures of Paris Johnson, who considers roller skating to be part of her soul. On weekends she heads to her seemingly magical roller-rink, the neon-lit Saturdays.

March 25: “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” (S3) – Griffin and his family move into a haunted hotel on the edge of a small town. With the help of his new friend Harper, they manage to unlock a time-traveling portal and encounter ghosts from the past. This show sounds like it has all the elements for adventure and some slightly creepy fun! Rated PG.

March 29: “Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Funhouse” (S2, 4 episodes) – Join Mickey and his friends as they go on adventures at the Funhouse. This show is packed full of adventure and laughs.

Ongoing series: 

  • “The Mandalorian” (S3) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (S2) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Bonus: Oscars!

You can stream all of this year’s animated feature film Oscar nominees online! Get ready for the festivities by watching these five films. Each family member can cast their own vote for the winner. Watch the Oscars (or just follow live updates online) on March 12 to see who is right!

And the nominees are:

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