Disney Plus Day takes place today (12th November) and there's lots to look forward to - *calls in sick*.
Here's everything we know about Disney Plus Day 2021.
What is Disney Plus Day?
Firstly, if you're new to the platform or have never heard of this before, Disney Plus Day is an annual event on the streaming platform which sees some of the most popular movies being released at no extra cost, special insights into upcoming films and TV series, and lots of other treats.
"The inaugural Disney Plus Day will be a grand-scale celebration of our subscribers across the entire company," said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. "This day of appreciation brings to life our mission to entertain, inform, and inspire fans and families around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, and will become an annual tentpole event to be amplified across our global businesses."
How much is a Disney Plus subscription?
Disney Plus subscriptions are usually £7.99 a month or £79.99 a year.
But now's a good time to join as new customers are being offered their first month for £1.99 if they join before 14th November.
All the details about subscription fees and the limited time offer can be found here.
Disney Plus Day: UK releases and schedule
"Subscribers to the service will be entertained with an inaugural Disney Plus Day fan celebration on Disney Plus, which will include breaking news, first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from Disney Plus creators and stars," said the platform.
Shang-Chi, Jungle Cruise and Home Sweet Home Alone are just some of the streaming platform's free premieres on 12th November. There's also some exciting news for Star Wars and MCU fans.
Marvel to release latest films and sneak peeks on Disney Plus Day
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will be premiered to all subscribers at no extra cost on Disney Plus Day. Off the back of the new superhero flick, there's also a docu-special titled Marvel Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
And in preparation for Hawkeye, Disney Plus is releasing a special episode, Marvel Studios Legends: Hawkeye, which revisits all of Hawkeye's epic moments from the MCU. The first two episodes of the new series will then be released on 24th November.
The premieres from Marvel will start at 4:45pm GMT on the platform.
Star Wars special to be released ahead of Book of Boba FettA special celebrating the origins and legacy of Star Wars' legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett, will premiere on the channel ahead of the upcoming series The Book of Boba Fett, which is due to be released on Wednesday 29th December.
Other films and TV series on Disney Plus Day
In addition there's:
- Jungle Cruise, which will become available to all subscribers
- A live-action/animated musical fantasy of the 2007 rom-com Enchanted, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey
- The premiere of the new Disney Plus Original movie Home Sweet Home Alone, a reimagining of the popular holiday franchise
- Olaf Presents, an all-new original series of shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios sees Frozen's beloved snowman retelling several classic Disney tales "as only he can," says the streaming service
- An animated short film called Ciao Alberto from Pixar, sees characters from this summer's animated hit breakout film Luca return
- A new short from The Simpsons that pays tribute to Disney Plus's marquee brands
- The first five episodes from season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic
- Dopesick, an original series starring Michael Keaton, which will be released in international markets as part of the Star general entertainment content offering.
The streaming service will be unveiling trailers for upcoming films and TV series on its social media channels from 2pm GMT.
The exclusive specials from Pixar Animation Studios will be premiering at 4pm.
So, cancel any going out plans and get your cosy PJs at the ready for a binge-session on Disney Plus Day.
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