The Details of Disney+

Isabel Kasathsko, Columnist

Lately, Disney seems to always be buying other filming companies and expanding. Some companies that Disney has bought are ABC, Marvel, Pixar, and The History Channel. Over the past few years, Disney has also been gaining many valuable companies and transforming them into Disney brands, like “Star Wars,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, and the “Winnie the Pooh” franchise. 

Even though Disney has been busy buying other major properties, they have also been working on Disney +. Disney + is an American streaming service that is going to include all family-friendly Disney movies and TV series. It is going to be launched on Nov. 12, 2019, but at the time of writing, only preorders for subscriptions are available. According to CNBC, Disney is going to have most Pixar, Marvel, “Star Wars,” and Disney princess films available to watch at launch.  

A new cool feature in Disney + is that you are going to be able to choose an avatar from the Disney character library. The Disney character library includes a variety of Disney characters including villains and princesses, Marvel characters, Pixar characters, and more. This means that you can finally have your favorite Disney character as your profile picture.    

Disney + probably won’t have as many movies as Netflix has, but Disney’s goal is to immediately get the number of subscribers as large as possible. Disney + will cost $6.99 a month and $69.99 a year. According to CNBC, Disney’s streaming service is set to launch with an option that bundles it with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month, the same price as a Netflix standard plan. According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney plans to block all advertising by Netflix on all of its channels (except ESPN). Disney had planned to block ads from all of its streaming competitors,  though Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video appear to have avoided that ban, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to more than 25 original series and 10 original films that will be available on Disney + within the first year of launch, the streamer will also include much of Disney’s vast library of content from Marvel, Pixar, Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic, according to ABC7. Some original films that will be included in Disney + are “Dumbo (1941 and 2019),” “Pinocchio,” and “Mulan.” Overall, any of the Disney content you know and love can be found on Disney +,  and more is sure to come.