Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Disney Plus reveals launch date, price, slate of content coming to service

Disney Plus reveals launch date, price, slate of content coming to service

Disney+ will allow downloading so that all shows and movies on the service can be accessed offline. A variety of Disney theatrical films, including "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Mary Poppins", will added for launch day, with more coming within the first year.

There are many movies and series that will be available on launch date and Disney promises that it will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials within the first year.

Disney's standalone streaming service Disney+ is set to launch in the back half of 2019 and the studio has finally revealed some details about what you can expect.

Disney raises the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally.

Disney is developing numerous new TV shows and films based on some of the studio's most beloved brands, including Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel.

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Disney Plus reveals launch date, price, slate of content coming to service

Like Netflix, Disney Plus will be free of ads. The service will be ad-free, supported exclusively by subscription fees, and will be available on gaming consoles, smart TV's, and connected streaming devices.

The Fox takeover helps Disney tighten its control over TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theatres, streaming services and other avenues.

Pixar's theatrical shorts will be made available on day one, including shorts featuring "Toy Story" characters Bo Peep, in "Lamp Life", and Forky, in "Forky Asks a Question".

Elsewhere in the Star Wars universe, Disney+ is launching a series in 2021 about Diego Luna's Rogue One character, Cassian Andor, with Alan Tudyk reprising his role as the voice of the droid K2-SO.

Other films set to debut on Disney+ including Timmy Failure from Oscar Winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), an Alaskan sled dog adventure titled Togo starring Willem Dafoe, Disney's live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, the Christmas comedy Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, and the Young Adult drama Stargirl based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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