Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs

Carla Harmon
April 12, 2019

Disney's announcements of its streaming service's full lineup and features included the official unveiling of numerous long-rumored series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring some of the most popular Avengers in their own solo (or paired) TV series. A lot was covered during the almost 3-hour presentation, so let's dive in on everything you need to know. Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series, will premiere on Disney+ at launch.

During the company's Investor Day conference, executives announced Disney Plus will launch on November 12 at $6.99 a month. Netflix and Amazon allow you to download some content for offline viewing, but Disney+ is going to let you download any and all content from the service so you can watch on road trips, airplanes, or tragic times when the wi-fi goes down.

For those that may not be familiar, Disney+ is the upcoming streaming service from Disney that will bring much of the company's vast library of content to subscribers.

All Pixar films will be available within the first year of launch and all Pixar theatrical shorts will be available from Day 1. Titled Disney+, the service will have just about every Disney movie and TV show, including "The Lion King", "Snow White", and "Mary Poppins". A live-action remake of "Lady and the Tramp" will also be released at the service's launch. At the top is the "hero carousel" that will have Disney+ originals, films and series.

"These shows will be on the same level of quality that you've come to expect from Marvel Studios and we're taking advantage of the freedom offered by Disney+, exploring the MCU and our favorite characters over multiple episodes". Since Disney now owns a majority stake in video streamer Hulu following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, it plans to offer a combined subscription price for Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Peggy Carter will be the focus in the first story, after she takes the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers.

Kathleen Kennedy said that all of the now available Star Wars movies will arrive on the service, with future titles to be included as well. The show will be based on Luna's character, Cassian Andor.

NatGeo will roll out 250+ hours worth of content at launch, including the 2019 Oscar and BAFTA Best Documentary victor Free Solo. The company recently announced Apple TV+, which will see a variety of different major motion pictures and television series, but only said that it would be launching later this year.

Lots of Fox titles, including shows like Malcolm in the Middle and movies like The Princess Bride.

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