Well folks, the wait is almost over. Disney’s standalone streaming service Disney+ is set to launch in the back half of 2019 and the studio has finally revealed some details about what you can expect. Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger unveiled the long-awaited first details today at a presentation in Burbank, Ca, where the executive finally unleashed a glimpse at the streaming service expected to rival giants like Netflix and Amazon, along with the upcoming Apple TV+ launch.
First thing’s first: Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019 and will cost $6.99 a month. And it looks like Disney is gonna give you some bang for you bucks (not to mention ensuring themselves a healthy subscriber base) by including content from across the Disney brands, including Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as titles from the recent Fox acquisition. Here are the details
Captain Marvel will be available on the service from Day 1.
- The entire Signature Collection (which includes animated classics like Bambi, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid,) will be available on the day of launch.
- Live-action Disney films including Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland (2010) will also be available day of launch.
- All Pixar films will be available within the first year of launch and all Pixar theatrical shorts will be available from Day 1.
- Disney+ will allow downloading so that all shows and movies on the service can be accessed offline.
- The service will come with customized settings and individual profiles, including the option to create a custom avatar with characters from the Disney library.
- Disney plans to roll out the service in “each major region of the world” in the next two years.
- The series will debut Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary that goes captures the behind-the-scenes process of making the animated film.
- Disney+ will host a series of Pixar shorts called Forky Asks A Question, based on the new character in Toy Story 4, available on Day 1 of the launch. Bo Peep will also get her own short, titled Lamp Life.
- The Scarlett Witch and Vision series starring Elizbeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will be called WandaVision.
- Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team for a series titled Falcon and Winter Soldier.
Other films set to debut on Disney+ including Timmy Failure from Oscar Winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), an Alaskan sled dog adventure titled Togo starring Willem Dafoe, Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, the Christmas comedy Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, and the Young Adult drama Stargirl based on the best-selling novel of the same name.
- NatGeo will roll out 250+ hours worth of content at launch, including the 2019 Oscar and BAFTA Best Documentary winner Free Solo.
- NatGeo’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum will premiere at launch.
- Over 5000 hours of Disney Channel series and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies will be available at launch, as well as the new High School Musical series, High School Musical: The Musical.
- The original voice cast of Phineas and Ferb will return for The Phineas and Ferb Movie (working title), which will debut exclusively on the streaming service.
- Former Fox titles including films like The Sound of Music and The Princess Bride will be available, as well as series like Malcolm in the Middle.
- Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home for all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
Iger also offered up the first look at the service’s design: