CONFIRMED: Disney+ announces launch date, pricing, and slew of content announcements!
Disney+ is coming and all for the low, low, price of $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year should you elect that option.) You can expect to start your subscription on November 12, 2019. The service will offer fans unparalleled content including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and will be available on connected TV and mobile devices.
In addition to its robust library of theatrical and television content, in its first year Disney+ will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials by some of the industry’s most prolific and creative storytellers. New original titles for Disney+ announced today include:
- “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” live-action series with Anthony Mackie returning as Falcon and Sebastian Stan reprising his role as Winter Soldier (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “WandaVision” live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany reprising his role as The Vision (RELEASE: YEAR TWO)
- “Marvel’s What If…?,” the first animated series from Marvel Studios, taking 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 (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
Walt Disney Animation Studios
- “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” documentary series showing the hard work and imagination that go into making one of the most highly-anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios features (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
Pixar Animation Studios
- Toy Story-based projects, “Forky Asks a Question” animated short series and “Lamp Life” short film (RELEASE: AT LAUNCH)
- “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” documentary series where Jeff 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 (RELEASE: AT LAUNCH)
- “Magic of the Animal Kingdom” 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 (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
Disney Television Animation
- “The Phineas and Ferb Movie” (working title) (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
But Wait, There’s More
Additionally, Disney+ announced that all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be available on the service on day one. In year one, audiences will also have access to family-friendly Fox titles like “The Sound of Music,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” This content will join an impressive collection of more than 7,500 television episodes and 500 films including blockbuster hits from 2019 and beyond.
These titles will join previously announced scripted originals including:
- “The Mandalorian,” the world’s first scripted live-action Star Wars series (RELEASE: AT LAUNCH)
- “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” the exclusive new season (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” (RELEASE: AT LAUNCH)
- The untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk (RELEASE: YEAR TWO)
- “Loki” starring Tom Hiddleston (RELEASE: YEAR TWO)
- “Monsters at Work” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Diary of a Female President” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Lady and the Tramp” (RELEASE: AT LAUNCH)
- “Noelle” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Togo” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Timmy Failure” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Stargirl.” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
Nonfiction series also announced earlier this week include:
- “Be Our Chef” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (wt)” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Encore!” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Marvel’s 616” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Marvel’s Hero Project” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “(Re)Connect” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Rogue Trip” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Shop Class (wt).” (RELEASE: YEAR ONE)
- “Earthkeepers (wt)” (RELEASE: YEAR TWO)
- “Ink & Paint” (RELEASE: YEAR TWO)
Using the Service
Subscribers will have the ability to create custom profiles with each receiving personalized experiences curated to their unique tastes based on past behaviors and preferred content.
The Disney+ service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected TV devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs, and will adjust to the best possible high definition viewing experience based on a subscriber’s available bandwidth, with support for up to 4K HDR video playback. Fans will also have access to an unprecedented amount of content for offline viewing.
Following its U.S debut, Disney+ will rapidly expand globally, with plans to be in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years. Visit DisneyPlus.com to register your email and be kept up to date on the service.
Twitter Live Stream
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See it for Yourself
A broad range of content has already been confirmed for Disney+ including Monsters at Work, The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and Marvel’s Loki. Plus, Supper Club will be responsible for a large variety of non-fiction content. Disney also recently unveiled their first look at how the app will look across smart TV and mobile devices.
Disney+ launches in the US November 12, 2019. An exact release date for the above shows has not yet been announced.