The streaming service has been in the works since 2017, and it’s finally going to make its debut. Disney+ will be the first place to watch Marvel’s first live-action Star Wars TV series. As well as all of the movies from The Black Panther Series.
Star Wars Films from Star Wars Solo onward. Its original content will be home to many popular animated films from Disney, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios, including Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4 that have yet to come out on other platforms.
Disney Plus will stream both original programmings, including TV shows, movies, documentaries, and shorts. Disney has acquired nearly 25 percent of its library through acquisitions from Fox for $71 billion. Pixar for $7.4 billion, Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, Lucasfilm for $4 billion.
And 20th Century Fox Television along with FX Productions for roughly $20 million in 2017. Additionally, Disney has licensed content from studios like Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Lionsgate Entertainment-owned studio Pantelion Films.
It’s also developing several properties in-house including The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series written by Jon Favreau. That follows a lone gunfighter set after Return of the Jedi when it airs next year.
With so many new releases, we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of our favorites coming to Disney+. Shows like: Star Wars: The Mandalorian, multiple Marvel shows (like WandaVision and Loki), Stargirl, Lady & The Tramp, plus all of our favorite animated classics.
Not only will they be available at launch. But there are also plans for more than 40 Disney films releasing on Disney+ in just three years. It’s an exciting time for us all!
Disney+ will feature original programming from Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm. The service will be priced at $6.99 per month for a basic package. With advertising to be available for an additional cost.
It will launch on November 12th as a streaming service as well as be preloaded into many smart TVs as an app. It can also be accessed via iOS or Android apps. In addition to watching shows directly from their phones. Viewers can log in to one of those devices with their username and password via TV Everywhere functionality.
And pick up where they left off in a show or movie on another platform if they have a subscription through cable or satellite TV provider.
A New Look at Disney’s Streaming Service: Even More Content and a Formal Launch Date: We know we have some great content coming. So we wanted to be able to share our launch date, said Dana Walden, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks.
With Disney+ offering more titles that are family-friendly, our whole family can enjoy movies together on a device of our choosing. I’m excited to finally be able to show my toddler all of those classic Disney films I grew up watching—the content won’t be there.
But at least now she’ll have some background knowledge. If you’ve got kids who are between 5-10 years old, you might want to start prepping them for what’s about to come. Try introducing them to classics like Cinderella or The Lion King so they can get used to watching these kinds of stories before Disney Plus becomes available in their preferred viewing format.