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Disney will launch streaming service late this year

Disney will launch streaming service late this year

As the streaming wars between major giants like Netflix and more continue to build up demand for new origial series and content, this fall another major competitor will enter the field this fall through Disney, and it appears that game consoles will be among the supported devices for the service's launch later this year. The service will be priced at $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a year. As a result, a previous report stated that Disney+ will launch with 500 films from the Disney library along with over 7,000 episodes from Disney TV.

Disney+ will be the ultimate streaming destination for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

Captain Marvel will be available on day one of the subscription streaming service's launch, and so will Disney's entire Signature Collection.

The series will debut Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary that goes captures the behind-the-scenes process of making the animated film. The Series, live-action version of Lady and the Tramp, and more.

"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".

Also available at the start will be 18 Pixar movies and every one of their theatrical shorts, as well as numerous Star Wars movies. Via The Wrap, Disney Plus will be available starting November 12th of this year.

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Disney will launch streaming service late this year

As company executives noted during the lengthy presentation on Disney+, the company has a unique relationship with what it called "true fans".

A Star Wars-centric live-action series, titled "The Mandalorian" and directed by Jon Favreau, was also revealed for a launch-day release. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will be joining forces once again for a new show based on Cassian Andor for the streamer.

Disney+, which is Disney's first foray into direct-to-consumer streaming service, will debut exclusively in the US sometime this fall.

Additionally, Disney+ announced that all 30 seasons of "The Simpsons" will be available on the service on day one.

NatGeo's The World According to Jeff Goldblum will premiere at launch.

In its annual Investor Day webcast, the company spoke in broad terms about its goal to bring its digital services to as many countries as possible.




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