For Disney fans worldwide, a new option to watch all of their favorite films, shows and series will be available Nov. 12.
Disney announced pricing for its new streaming service, Disney Plus, April 11, with prices starting at $6.99-per-month or $69.99 annually (coming out to about $5.83-per-month). The company announced its new streaming service at its annual Investor Day, stating that the service will offer new originals, and an “unparalleled library offering from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel Studios and National Geographic, as well as “The Simpsons” and 20th Century Fox Titles “The Sound of Music,” “The Princess Bride” and “Malcom in the Middle.”
Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark,” said Robert Iger, Disney chairman and CEO.
“We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike,” Iger said.
Concurrently to Disney’s streaming service announcement, Netflix recently let users know prices would raise up to $11 to $13 per month on a standard plan.
Disney also announced that in addition to its extensive library of offerings, the company will also release more than 25 original series, 10 films, documentaries and some specials. Here are some of the titles Disney Plus announced: “From Marvel Studios, Disney Plus will release ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,’ a live-action series with Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier; ‘WandaVision,’ a live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as The Vision; ‘Marvel’s What If…?,’ the first animated series from Marvel Studios, taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name, and each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.”
Pixar will release “Toy Story”-based projects, “Forky Asks a Question,” a short film series and “Lamp Life,” a short film.
From National Geographic, Disney will release “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” a documentary series and “Magic of the Animal Kingdom,” a documentary series.
Disney will also release some Disney Television animation such as “The Phineas and Ferb Movie.” All 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will also be available “on the service from day one.”
Disney projects that more than 7,500 television episodes and 500 films will be available on the streaming service.
“We’re extremely excited about our growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings. As we demonstrated today, with Disney+ we will deliver extraordinary entertainment in innovative ways to audiences around the world,” said Kevin Mayer, Disney chairman and direct-to-consumer and international. “We’ll continue to enhance the user experience with a constant pipeline of high-quality programming, making the service even more appealing to consumers.”
Disney boasts that the platform will be easy to navigate while the service “personally curates titles to their unique tastes.”
The service will be available on a variety of devices including mobile devices, smart TVs, gaming consoles and streaming media players.