Launching on November 12, 2019 Disney+, Disney’s own streaming service will bring streaming services to a whole new level.
“We are all in.” Says The Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger.
Disney Plus will cost subscribers $7 a month or $69 when paid yearly. It expects subscribers to total 60 million to 90 million by 2024.
Back in 2012, Netflix and Disney signed an agreement that guarantees Netflix retains streaming rights to Disney titles released in 2016, 2017, and 2018 through the end of 2019.
But Disney is not positioning itself to replace current major streaming services. Back in 2017, Iger stated the pricing would be, “substantially below Netflix because we’ll have substantially less volume.”
Disney Plus will allow downloading, so all content from the service can be accessed offline! This is not the only streaming service to offer such a service but other services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube Red only offer downloading on some content. Hulu, however, has announced that soon they will make all of their content downloadable.
Marvel’s new superhero, Captain Marvel, will be available on inaugural day of Disney+.
Also available on this day will be every single item in Disney’s Signature Collection, every episode of High School Musical. Malcolm in the Middle and more. 5,000 episodes of exclusive Disney Channel content and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies will stream on day one.
Coming exclusively to Disney+ is all thirty seasons of the Simpsons.
On launch day, you will be able to find, view and download each and every Pixar short. Every Pixar film will be available on Disney+ within the first year of the service launching.
All Star Wars content will be available from day one of Disney+.
According to a Tweet from Disney on April 11, “the extensive Disney Plus movie library is endlessly enchanting: Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland (2010), and much more will all be available the day Disney Plus launches.
Over two hundred and fifty hours of NatGeo content will be available from day one of the streaming service. Also available will be the NatGeo original series titled, The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
Before the end of the first year of the service, subscribers will have access to over 7500 episodes and 500 films of content.
Want exclusive shorts and series? Disney+ has those too. The Phineas and Ferb movie, an animated feature, a live action version of the beloved classic, Lady and the Tramp will debut on November 12. Togo, a new original film that describes the real-life incredible journey of a man and his lead sled dog’s through the rough Alaskan tundra.
Star Wars fans rejoice, The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series is coming. A Marvel series called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is also coming.
Bo Peep, from Toy Story will get her own short. Also from Toy Story, Forky Asks a Question comes in the form of a series of shorts. The Making of Frozen 2, a documentary series will take fans behind the scenes of the much anticipated sequel. A new documentary series following conservationists and the animals they spend their lives studying is yet another series coming exclusively to Disney+.
And a cooking competition, yes a cooking competition is coming as well. Be Our Chef is a unique, no really it is a unique cooking show and competition where two families will be tasked with coming up with a dish that best represents their family’s Disney traditions. The twist? The winning dish is going to be served at Walt Disney World! Sign me up!
Think that’s it? Not a chance.
(Re)Connect is a new show about families being torn apart by today’s vices like too much technology or workaholic parents. The show will highlight the journey these families take to confront their problems and bring families back to a good place.
Kristen Bell is bringing her producer talents to Encore! A series about former high school musical classmates reuniting to re-create their original performance. I see a lot of laughs with this one.
Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic all coming in November. Are you all in?
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