Disney+: everything you need to know about Disney’s streaming service

The Walt Disney Company on Friday officially revealed details surrounding the launch of its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. This included a release date and subscription fee, as well as a first look at the platform and its content.

“The service will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic,” Disney said on its website.

Each section of the platform will host new, exclusive content, as well as classic movies, series and documentaries from the company’s various brands.

Users will also be able to download content for offline viewing.

What content is heading to Disney+?


From its own studios, Disney will release several original titles like the Phineas and Ferb Movie and a High School Musical series.

A documentary series, Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, will also feature on the platform.


A number of new Marvel series coming to Disney+  will feature some of its original big-screen cast, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision. The latter show will follow the lives of Scarlet Witch and The Vision.

Marvel Studio’s first animated series, Marvel’s What If, will also be released on the platform.

“Each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory,” Disney explained.

Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki for a yet-to-be-named series as well.

National Geographic

Disney+ will include over 250 hours of National Geographic content, along with a new science series starring Jeff Goldblum.

In The World According to Jeff Goldblum, the actor “pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and a whole lot of big ideas”.


While a bunch of Disney Pixar movies and Shorts will be available on Disney+,  a few new Pixar series based on Toy Story characters are also in the works.

Forky Asks a Question will star Toy Story 4’s latest character Forky, and Lamp Life will focus on the adventures of Bo Peep.

Meanwhile, to remind everyone that it bought 21st Century Fox, Disney also announced that all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be exclusively available on Disney+ when the service launches.

These are just some examples of the vast amounts of content Disney+ will feature when it launches at the end of the year.

When will Disney+ be available, and how much will it cost?

The service will go live in the United States on 12 November 2019 and will cost subscribers $6.99 a month, undercutting its primary rival Netflix.

It will roll out to the rest of the world over a period of two years. It’s not yet clear if South Africa’s included in its plans.

Feature image: screenshot, The Walt Disney Company 

Shereesa Moodley


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