Disney+ is the name of the streaming service that is going to premiere later this year. We are finally starting to get a better idea of what we can expect.
First off, the new streaming service will be available on November 12. The cost is going to be $6.99 a month, or you can buy it for a year for $69.99. Considering that Netflix just raised their rates, it sounds like this is going to be a real bargain, especially with all that you are going to get.
Speaking of what you will get with Disney+, let’s start with classic Disney films. It has been announced by Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation, that the “13 film signature collection” will be available starting on the first day. This collection includes films such as The Jungle Book, Bambi, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It looks like the infamous Disney Vault will finally be opened!
If you’re a Pixar fan, you’ll be happy to know that there will be 18 Pixar films available once the service launches. This will include shorts, as well as full length features. Monsters at Work will be a series that picks up six months after Monsters, Inc.
Of course Star Wars is going to be included with your subscription. The first seven movies, as well as Rogue One will all be available on November 12. Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi will be available within the year. There will also be a brand new live action series that is based on Star Wars. It looks as if The Mandalorian will be the flagship series for the new streaming service. The Mandalorian will feature a bounty hunter who is suspiciously like Boba Fett.
Marvel fans are going to have a field day with Disney+. Not only will Captain Marvel (and presumably many other titles) be available the first day, there are also several series in the works. They are Wanda Vision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If… The premise of What If… is that the series will explore what would have happened if certain events never took place.
If you’ve loved The Simpsons for the past 30 years, you will spend a lot of time binge watching. That is because all 30 seasons of the show are going to be available on Disney+. That’s a lot of Bart!
Also included with Disney+ will be ESPN+. Over 24,000 live events will air on the service. It is expected that Disney+ is also going to be bundled with Hulu.
That’s the basics of what is going on with Disney+, and I’m sure that I’ve missed something. It looks like Disney+ is going to have something for everyone. I’m excited, and I’m thrilled with the price. Now if we could only find a way for them to move Stranger Things to the service, I’d be set.