Disney is set to launch their streaming service on November 12th, 2019 and I am already totally in!
Disney+ will cost $6.99/month or $69.99/year which is next to nothing when you consider it will “offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.” Not to mention that it has promised all 30 seasons of The Simpsons available from day one. Take THAT, Netflix!
The service also plans to release 25 original series and 10 original films in its first year alone. Among these new titles, we will find The World According to Jeff Goldblum. This National Geographic documentary series features Goldblum Ian Malcoming all over us as he “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”. *literally screaming*
Other original titles include the first Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, the Pixar animated short Forky Asks a Question, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier featuring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Monsters at Work with Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprising their iconic Monsters Inc. roles.
The Disney+ service will be available on gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs. The stream 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. There will even be content available to fans for offline viewing.
After the U.S. debut, Disney+ plans to go international and be available in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years.
Disney is truly taking over the world, my friends, and I am totally cool with that.