- Disney+, the new streaming service from Disney, will .
- The price will be $7 per month.
- Disney is also developing lots of new family-friendly movies and shows to debut on the streaming service.
In a world of , , , HBO Go, CBS All Access, and many others, is there really room for another streaming service? When it's backed by Disney, the answer is yes — especially if you have kids, or if you're a fan of Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar.
Wait a minute, you might be thinking. Aren't all of the Disney movies on Netflix anyway? Why would I need to subscribe to another service? Check again, because Disney ended its relationship with the streaming giant at the end of 2018, and new releases and titles like as Disney prepares for the launch of Disney+. So, what will be available once Disney+ gets going? Information is coming out in bits and pieces, but here is everything we know so far.
Disney+ launches in November, and you get a lot for your money.
: During a presentation to investors, the company revealed that Disney+ will launch November 12, 2019. Just in time to re-watch Frozen before Frozen 2! (Speaking of, there will be a Making Frozen 2 documentary available through the service when it debuts.)
Disney CEO Robert Iger said on a previous investor call that the "plan on the Disney side is to price this ,” MarketWatch reports. And it looks like they'll stay true to their word: The price for the streaming service will be $7/month. Right now, , and that doesn't come in HD.
All of the previous Disney Animation films will be released on the site — ending the longstanding practice of the "Disney Vault."
In the past, Disney has had this infuriating-for-collectors tradition of only making a few of its animated movies available for purchase at a time. The ones that weren't currently in print were said to be in "The Vault." It was always a big deal when a movie came out of "The Vault" — meaning if you wanted it, you'd spend big bucks on a clamshell VHS or a shiny new DVD or a Blu-Ray, whatever format happened to be in use at the moment.
No longer. In a phone call with shareholders, The Verge reports, Disney CEO Robert Iger said — including titles that have been in "The Vault." That's good news for fans of The Jungle Book or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which are currently locked away and can only be purchased through third-party sellers. It is unclear, however, if they will all be available when the service launches, or if they'll trickle in over time.
It'll have plenty of new releases, plus some original shows and movies.
In addition to the old favorites leaving Netflix, Disney has a lot of shows and movies coming up that'll really beef up the streaming offerings.
Here is what's been confirmed:
Disney Live Action and Pixar
- According to Variety, all new Disney live-action and animated movies, , will be available through the site.
- Pixar movies starting with Toy Story 4 will be on the service.
- There will also be a short animated series, Forky Asks a Question, starring the new Toy Story 4 character, and the short film Lamp Life.
- There will also be with the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Monsters At Work, will premiere on Disney+ in 2020.
- The High School Musical franchise will also be available there, along with High School Musical: The Series, if there are still any Wildcats fans still on the prowl.
- Though none of the Star Wars movies released before 2019 will make it to the site before launch, all of the movies starting with will be there.
- will be revived with a new season, much to the delight of fans devastated by its cancellation.
- A big-budget, limited-episode, live-action show called will be shepherded by The Lion King remake director Jon Favreau.
- Diego Luna will star in a live-action Rogue One prequel series about
- There are also reports that in development, too.
- will be the first MCU film to be featured on the site.
- starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will focus on the adventures of The Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
- , starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will follow some of Captain America's buddies.
- will be an animated series. "Each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory," Disney said in a statement.
- There are plans for a live-action Loki series starring Thor's Tom Hiddleston. (And maybe , too? Though that hasn't been officially announced)
- There will be two documentary series: Marvel 616 will be a nonfiction show about Marvel creators, while the Marvel Hero Project will focus on real-life kids and the heroic things they do in their communities.
- People are hoping that, in the future, , like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, but there is something in the contracts that .
Original Movies and Shows
- Gina Rodriguez is executive-producing Diary of a Female President, a on a journey to become the President of the United States.
- Encore, with executive producer Kristen Bell, reunites the casts of high school musicals and has them put on a reunion performance.
- There will also be a , starring Zoe Kravitz in the role played by John Cusack in the film.
- The site will feature new live-action movies including a , starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, and , starring Willem Dafoe
- Tom McCarthy, the director of Spotlight, is developing .
- Remakes include starring Justin Theroux and Janelle Monae, as well as a possible remake of .
- A , starring Grace VanderWaal, winner of America's Got Talent, is also planned.
- National Geographic will make two series: The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which will look into the science of everyday objects, and Magic of the Animal Kingdom, a documentary series about the animals at Disney parks. Another series, Earthkeepers, will also focus on conservationists' attempts to help animals.
- There will also be a Phineas and Ferb movie, with much of the original cast returning.
- The Office's Angela Kinsey will host a cooking competition called, fittingly, Be Our Chef, while Shop Class pits students who design, engineer, and build things against each other in engineering challenges. Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son, meanwhile, will host an off-the-beaten-path travel show called Rogue Trip.
- Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies looks at classic props, costumes, and other memorabilia from beloved Disney movies, while another still-untitled docuseries will look at the impressive feat of Disney "imagineering."
- (Re)Connects follows families attempting to improve their homes lives. "Every episode focuses on one family with a modern-day, relatable issue that’s driving a wedge between them," Disney said in a statement. "Issues range from workaholic parents or overly competitive siblings to technology addiction or a family secret that has recently been revealed."
And something no one would have guessed
- All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available on the service starting on the first day, now that Disney has absorbed Fox.