Yesterday, in an extended reveal event, Disney shared exhaustive new details about their new streaming service, Disney+. Set to release November 12, Disney+ will cost only $7/month, almost half the cost of Netflix, and the company is aiming to give subscribers their money’s worth. (h/t Variety)
Disney+, as we knew already, will host all preexisting Star Wars and Marvel properties, though the service is also set to release several new original series under both banners. Here’s what we learned:
- On the Marvel side, Falcon and the Winter Soldier will follow the two second-tier heroes in a limited series. That show will appear alongside WandaVision, another series about Scarlet Witch and Vision, known for their off-beat romance in the Avengers film series. The company will also release What If, a new animated Marvel series, exclusive to the service.
- The much-anticipated Star Wars series The Mandalorian will be available on launch day, and we can be confident in that window: The first footage was unveiled at the event.
But of course, Disney has tons of original properties to tout themselves, the library of which might make this service worth the price on its own. Not only will Disney’s entire library of classics be available on day one, but Disney+ will have over 100 Disney Channel Original Movies. But wait, there’s more!
- New movies, such as a live-action Lady and the Tramp, will debut on Disney+ on launch day. Other original movies include Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, and Stargirl, with Grace VanderWaal.
- Special new Disney Channel shows, like High School Musical: The Series will premiere on the service, too.
Catch your breath for a second, because that’s not even the thing we’re most excited about. If all this wasn’t enough for you, and if the Disney nostalgia isn’t strong enough in your heart to push toward the monthly cost. Maybe this will:
— Disney (@Disney) April 11, 2019
That’s right. Every Simpsons episode ever. More than 600 of them. Exclusive to Disney+. Man, just when we think we won’t be able to justify another one of these things. Something like this happens.
We’ll say it loud with the rest: You win, Disney. Now shut up and take our money.