By far, the most buzzed-about new streaming service this year has been Disney+, which finally launches Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Along with a wide array of older films and TV shows from the vast Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars libraries of content that will be available on the service, Disney+ will also launch with a number of new original series and movies (see below).
Beyond the new titles available right away, Disney+ also excited fans with announcements of future shows in the works. There will be Marvel-inspired series based on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe like Loki, Wanda Maximoff (a.k.a. Scarlet Witch), Vision, and the Falcon and Winter Soldier, all starring the actors who have portrayed these characters in the feature films. There will also be Marvel series based on characters who have not yet been seen onscreen: Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight.
Disney+ taps into the Star Wars universe right away this month with the live-action series The Mandalorian (see more below), but also in development is an Obi-Wan Kenobi series that will find Ewan McGregor reprising that character from the Star Wars prequel films, and a live-action series that has Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their roles from the feature Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Plenty more has already been announced, so when it comes to Disney+, there is certainly no lack of interesting content. Finding time to watch it all, though, may be another story.
Check out disneyplus.com for more details and announcements.
Launch Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12
How Much Does Disney+ Cost?: A Disney+ subscription costs $6.99 per month, or an annual rate of $69.99.
Where/How Can I Stream Disney+?: Disney+ can be streamed on smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets and gaming consoles.
- Subscribers have access to unlimited downloads of shows and movies on the Disney+ app to watch offline later on up to 10 mobile or tablet devices, with no constraints
- Commercial-free viewing
- Subscribers can set up to seven different profiles and chose an avatar tailored to their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars characters, with over 200 avatars available
- Disney+ allows subscribers to concurrently stream video content on up to four registered devices with no up-charges
Notable Disney+ Series & Movies Available At Nov. 12 Launch:
Kristen Bell is an executive producer of this series that brings together former castmates of high school musicals for a reunion and to re-create their original performance years after they last performed it.
Forky Asks a Question
Craft project-turned-toy Forky (voice of Tony Hale), a breakout character from this past summer’s theatrical hit Toy Story 4, stars in this short-form animated series. In each episode, Forky ponders questions about how the world works.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
This fictional series is set at the real-life East High, where the original fan-favorite Disney Channel film High School Musical was filmed. It follows a group of students as they count down to the opening night of their school’s first ever production of the High School Musical stage musical.
Lady and the Tramp
Disney’s 1955 animated classic gets a live-action remake with this film. As the original did, this movie follows the unlikely romance between a pampered cocker spaniel from a good home and a bad-boy mutt from the streets. And, yes, that iconic scene where the doggos share a smooch over spaghetti in a back alley will be re-created. Stars the voices of Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux and Sam Elliott.
The first live-action Star Wars series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog star.
In this holiday comedy film, Kris Kringle’s daughter Noelle must save Christmas after her brother Nick, who will take over from their father, crumbles under the pressure and takes off. Anna Kendrick, Billy Eichner and Bill Hader star.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
This series produced by recently acquired Disney property National Geographic is hosted by beloved actor and internet favorite Jeff Goldblum. In each episode, Goldblum takes viewers on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride as he pulls the thread on a deceptively familiar object with a seemingly simple backstory to unravel a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history. The first of 12 half-hour episodes launches Nov. 12, the second on Nov. 15. A new episode will then air subsequent Fridays.