Disney+ Price, Release Date, & More Exciting Details Announced

Disney confirms its Disney+ streaming service will eventually launch globally

Disney finally revealed the details of its long-awaited streaming platform. A lot was covered during the almost 3-hour presentation, so let's dive in on everything you need to know. The service will include five different hubs covering Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Among highlights of the reveal included offline downloading, allowing users to download content and access it without an internet connection - something several movie and music streaming services have already made a standard in the industry.

Captain Marvel will be available on the service from Day 1. One of the biggest dilemmas will centre on how long Disney waits after a new film's theatrical release to make it available on its new streaming service.

They have also announced they'll have two Star Wars live-action series, the upcoming High School Musical series, Noelle starring Anna Kendrick, and Stargirl. As for Disney+ itself, it will launch on November 12. There also will be a series based on Star Wars that focuses on a bounty hunter like Boba Fett, and one produced by Marvel that has to do with the Avengers characters.

While it's not a huge surprise that Disney+ is coming to consoles given that so many other streaming services have rolled out onto these platforms over the years, it's still a big market that Disney+ seems to be aiming for in its attempt to take on major streaming competitors in its field, such as Netflix and HBO.

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In addition to offering Disney's established catalog of movies and other shows, Disney+ will offer its subscribers more than 25 original series and 10 original movies, specials, and documentaries during its first year. "WandaVision" will be a live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as The Vision.

David Mickey Evans, who directed and wrote the feature film, is writing and executive producing the new series and the entire cast is expected to be returning.

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 entertainment behemoth has been planning its own streaming venture for years as a competitor to Netflix, but on Thursday in California, it announced new TV spin-offs and that it would stream The Simpsons, which Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox last month. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will be joining forces once again for a new show based on Cassian Andor for the streamer.

A new series called "The World According to Jeff Goldblum" will also premiere at launch, promising a unique look at the world around us through the curious mind of actor Jeff Goldblum.



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