Disney+ reveals launch date and pricing for new streaming service

Sergio Cunningham
April 12, 2019

The power of Disney with its old content was enough, but throwing The Simpsons, Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Disney Channel, and more, it looks like the studio is going to be unstoppable when the platform wars kick into overdrive.

The entire Signature Collection (which includes animated classics like Bambi, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid, ) will be available on the day of launch.

The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the longtime entertainment powerhouse has laid out plans for its attack on Netflix and a formidable cast of competitors, including Amazon, HBO Go and Showtime Anytime.

The service will launch on November 12, 2019 and it will cost $6.99 a month.

Subscribers will be able to download and stream content offline, as well as customize parental control settings and set up individual profiles for family members. All Pixar films will be available on the first year of launch, with theatrical shorts, including the Oscar-winning Bao, watchable at launch.

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In addition to Disney+, the company is looking to bring its ESPN+ and Hulu services to more countries outside of the USA, although it's unclear if that includes Canada. The studio is also releasing another short featuring Bo Peep from the massively popular franchise, entitled Lamp Life.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team for a series titled Falcon and Winter Soldier.

Noelle is a holiday comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader that will premiere exclusively on Disney+ sometime after launch. Content will be ad-free.

For more on Disney+, be sure to check out the links below and stay tuned through Stars Wars Celebration for more news on The Mandalorian and more.

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