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What’s coming and going on Netflix in April

What’s coming and going on Netflix in April

April is upon us and it's no joke, Netflix content will come and go as usual.

Unfortunately, there are a bunch of big departures happening in April. Multiple seasons of TV favorites like "Firefly," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel,"  "The X-Files," "House," "Bones," "Ally McBeal" and "Roswell" are all leaving in April so binge-watch these while you still can.

Movie departures include the "Superman" movies, "The Usual Suspects," "Vanilla Sky" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." But fear not, a whole slew of great content will surely fill the void.

Disney's "The BFG" (2016)

Last month's Disney's Netflix highlight should've been Steven Spielberg's live-action movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel "The BFG." Originally scheduled for March 15, the Netflix debut of "The BFG" was pushed back to April due to a "licensing issue."

This 2016 flick tells the story of the friendship between a girl named Sophia and the titular BFG (Big Friendly Giant). Unlike the other man-eating giants of their magical world, the mysterious BFG turns out to be a benevolent soul. This a classic tale the whole family will enjoy.

Disney's "The BFG" will finally loom large on April 6.

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1

Everyone's favorite science guy, Bill Nye, will debut his brand new Netflix-produced talk show "Bill Nye Saves the World" next month.

Nye will bring in various experts and famous personalities as guests to talk about science and how it touches various aspects of society such as politics and popular culture. The first season will tackle topics like climate change, alternative medicine, video games, and sex, with a scientific twist.

Bill Nye starts saving the world on April 21.

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

2016's critically acclaimed stop-motion fantasy epic "Kubo and the Two Strings" is on its way to Netflix this April to put its magical spell on the whole family.

Made by the famed animation studio Laika, this movie recounts the tale of Kubo, a young boy who accidentally summons the old vengeful spirit, the Moon King, from the past.

With the help of his new friends Monkey and Beetle, Kubo must start a perilous journey and learn about his family's legacy in order to secure his late father's magical armor, the one thing he needs to defeat the Moon King and his minions.

"Kubo and the Two Strings" features the voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Fiennes and it starts enchanting Netflix subscribers on April 8.

Other noteworthy additions

Other great additions in April include the Netflix relaunch of "Mystery Science Theater," part two of "The Get Down," controversial show "Dear White People," fashion mogul Sophia Amoruso's biopic "GirlBoss" and a new Adam Sandler movie "Sandy Wexler."

Old classics like "Schindler's List," "Gremlins," "Cool Runnings," "Tropic Thunder" and "The Prestige" are also set to grace the streaming giant's lineup next month.

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