The details you’ve been waiting for are finally here — how much Disney’s new streaming service will cost you, and when you can get it. As announced at today’s massive Investor Event, Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019 and will cost $6.99 a month. The plan is for a U.S. debut in November, with a rapid international rollout in “nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years.”
That’s a major flex by the upcoming streaming service, which is positioned to become a rival to industry titan Netflix, who are losing some of their premiere content with the loss of Disney’s film catalog and continue to raise prices. Yet another hike is coming up in May, when the Standard Plan will increase from $10.99 to $12.99 per month, the Premium Plan will increase from $13.99 to $15.99, and the Basic Plan — which only allows for a single non-HD stream — will bump from $7.99 to $8.99.
By contrast, Disney+ subscribers will get access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and NatGeo content for the two dollars less than the most basic Netflix plan. The announcement also came with a whole bevy of film and series reveals and confirmations, including the Scarlet Witch and Vision series WandaVision, Alan Tudyk boarding the Untitled Cassian Andor Series with Diego Luna, and the news that Disney+ will become the exclusive streaming home of The Simpsons. Check out the full breakdown of confirmed titles below.
From Marvel Studios:
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a live-action series with Anthony Mackie returning as Falcon and Sebastian Stan reprising his role as Winter Soldier.
- WandaVision, a live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany reprising his role as The Vision.
- Marvel’s What If…?, the first animated series from Marvel Studios and takes inspiration from the comic books of the same name. Each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios:
- Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary series showing the hard work and imagination that go into making one of the most highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios features of all time.
From Pixar Animation Studios:
- Toy Story-based projects Forky Asks a Question, an animated short series, and the short film Lamp Life
From National Geographic:
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a documentary series where Goldblum pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and a whole lot of big ideas
- Magic of the Animal Kingdom, a documentary series which takes viewers behind the scenes with the highly respected animal-care experts, veterinarians and biologists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium
From Disney Television Animation:
- The Phineas and Ferb Movie (working title), an animated film featuring many of the original voice cast
Scripted originals previously announced for Disney+ include The Mandalorian, the world’s first scripted live-action Star Wars series; the exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; the untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk; the Marvel Studios’ series Loki starring Tom Hiddleston; Monsters at Work, Diary of a Female President; and live-action films Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure and Stargirl.
A major coup to arise out of Disney’s recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Disney+ also announced that all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available on the service on day one. In the service’s first year, audiences will also have access to family-friendly Fox titles like The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride and Malcolm in the Middle as part of a collection that includes more than 7,500 television episodes and 500 films, including some 2019 titles. You can read the full announcement on the official website.