Disney has officially announced a launch date for its upcoming video streaming service, “Disney+.” Coming to the U.S. on November 12th, 2019 at just $6.99/month or $69.99/year, Disney+ is throwing a bomb into the video streaming service industry.
In addition to price and launch date, Disney also announced an extensive list of content coming to the service. According to Disney:
“Disney+ will launch in November with a robust library of theatrical and television content, and in its first year will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials by some of the industry’s most prolific and creative storytellers.”
Some notable titles coming with Disney+ include:
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a live-action series with Anthony Mackie returning as Falcon and Sebastian Stan reprising his role as Winter Soldier
WandaVision, a live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany reprising his role as The Vision
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary series showing the hard work and imagination that go into making one of the most highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios features of all time
The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a documentary series where Goldblum 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
The Mandalorian, the world’s first scripted live-action Star Wars series
The exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
And now with Disney’s completed acquisition of 21st Century Fox, all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be included at launch with Disney+.
While this press event was intended for Disney investors, I believe the company made a highly convincing argument to consumers that are beginning to the feel the monetary strain of so much content on so many different services. Disney laid out an impressive amount of content - some of which, like Marvel and Star Wars, has the most devoted fan-base in the world - all for an incredible price of $6.99/month. That’s an entire vault of new and old Disney content for about half the price of Netflix, and less than a music subscription with either Apple Music or Spotify. Disney+ is a bargain.