With Star Wars Celebration set to kick off in Chicago today and expected to bring our first look at the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Disney has also unveiled a lot of the major details surrounding their brand new streaming service. Unlike the recent Apple announcement, they actually set a release date and announced the pricing for Disney+, which perhaps unsurprisingly will undercut Netflix. They also hinted at some of the many original movies and TV series in the works. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
At a recent press conference, Disney announced that their Disney+ streaming service will launch in the U.S. on Nov. 12th with Europe and Asia expected next year (no word on where Canada will fit into that equation). The service will cost $7 a month and will include content from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and even National Geographic and Fox which they now own. They promised 10 original films and 25 original series within the first year, including three Marvel Cinematic Universe shows. All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will also be available at launch along with (nearly) all the Star Wars movies and the entire Pixar library.
The original shows in development include the Jon Favreau-produced Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Marvel spin-offs centering on Loki, Scarlet Witch and The Winter Soldier / Falcon, and a Monsters Inc. series called Monsters At Work. Upcoming movies targeted for Disney+ include live-action remakes of Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone plus a Christmas movie called Noelle starring Anna Kendrick as Santa’s daughter. All of this will be in addition to their vast catalogue of older content from Disney and Fox. Will you be subscribing to Disney+ on launch?