After the acquisition of Fox, Disney now has one of the biggest libraries of popular content in the world. Let’s see: it owns almost all Marvel characters, including the X-Men and Deadpool, it owns the Star Wars franchise, Pixar’s popular animated characters, not to mention all of its original content, ranging from characters ranging from Snow White to Mickey Mouse (and National Geographic).
It was to be expected, given this massive library of movies and series, from classics to modern-day blockbusters, that Disney will build a new service on top of this pile of programming, one that will be in tune with the sign of the times: a streaming service.
It was an open secret that it will launch the new service sometime this year – and in a press release published a few days ago, it has confirmed what many rumors have talked about.
Disney+, the streaming service owned by the Mouse House, will launch this November – for now, only in the US.
Across all platforms
Your smartphone might sooner or later be home to much more entertainment than just Netflix and the Betway online casino Uganda.
Disney+, set to be launched this fall, will cover pretty much every digital platform available today: connected TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets.
This, along with all the content it sits on, will make it a worthy competitor to Netflix – hopefully, one that will spread with the same speed across territories around the world.
A big pile of great content
As we showed above, Disney now has a huge collection of content to share: content created and released by Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, 20th Century Fox (and 20th Century Fox Animation), Fox Searchlight Pictures, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and all the associated television productions.
Plus, it owns the biggest American sports broadcasting network ESPN, National Geographic, History Network, and many others.
Disney+ will leverage this huge collection of movies and series, including more than 500 feature-length movies and 7,500 episodes previously owned by Fox, as well as a convincing list of original movies and shows from across its properties old and new.
Among others, Disney+ will feature exclusive programming from Marvel (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and a yet untitled Loki miniseries), a new feature-length Phineas and Ferb movie, the first scripted live-action Star Wars series titled “The Mandalorian”, an exclusive new season of “Star Wars:
The Clone Wars”, and a new live-action Star Wars series following Cassian Andor, an adventurous Rebel introduced in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
Plus, it will feature all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons”, classics like “The Princess Bride” and “The Sound Of Music”, and many others.
While the service will only be launched in the US this November, it plans to expand globally very fast.
Disney plans to make Disney+ available worldwide in just two years after its debut.