Disney has finalized some details regarding their upcoming streaming service, Disney+, most notably its debut date. The service will launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019, at a price of either $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually. This announcement was made at Disney’s Investor Day event.
Investors present at this announcement, along with everyone following the livestream, were also treated to the first look at the user interface of Disney+ on both televisions and mobile devices. Users will be able to navigate their way through Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content with ease.
Disney+ will be the exclusive home to films released by the Walt Disney Company in 2019 and beyond, with the likes of Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, The Lion King, and many more set to be available.
From Disney, users will be able to expect both animated and live-action classics as well as plenty of new content. There will also be unique Disney content available, such as a documentary series about Walt Disney Imagineering.
On the Marvel end, Disney+ will be the home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including plenty of exclusive new content. These include new original shows such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, WandaVision, starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and Loki, focusing on Tom Hiddelston. There is also a planned Marvel’s What If…? series, the first animated series from Marvel Studios which will look at various moments from the MCU and examine what could have happened if things played out differently.
In terms of Star Wars, Disney+ will launch with the first two complete trilogies as well as The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; The Last Jedi and Episode IX will both be available at a later date. Original programming from the franchise will include a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the live-action The Mandalorian series.
From the recently acquired Fox catalog, standouts include the entire history of The Simpsons – all 30 seasons – as well as classic films like The Sound of Music and The Princess Bride.
“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. 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,” Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said.