When Is Disney+ Coming To The UK? Release Date, Price And Shows
When you think of Disney, you probably think of Disneyland, Mickey Mouse and the gang, and other cartoons you've grown up with. However, over the years, Disney has evolved into a much bigger deal.
It has been quietly absorbing profitable wholesome entertainment brands including ABC, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, most of ESPN and, earlier this year, all of 20th Century Fox.
This means that as well as owning classic cartoons, they own the rights to the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars and Frozen. In fact, they've now got so much content that they're starting their own streaming site called Disney+.
What's going to be on Disney+?
It'll be full of your favourite movies and TV shows - 7,500 television episodes and 500 films from the Disney catalogue, to be exact, including all 30 seasons of The Simpsons. And if you're keen for some more nostalgia, Disney announced last night that customers will be able to watch every single Pixar short as part of the package.
But as well as classics, the Micky Mouse brand also confirmed a Falcon and the Winter Soldier series will be produced, along with WandaVision, which will focus on Scarlet Witch and Vision's story arc.
There's a strange sounding What If? series being planned by the Marvel guys, which looks into alternate realities of the movies we all know and love. One of those is 'what if Peggy Carter was turned into a superhero instead of Chris Evans' Steve Rogers in Captain America...?'
But wait, there's more. Disney also confirmed there will be live-action projects about Loki and Hawkeye, as well as a whole series about a Star Wars bounty hunter called The Mandalorian.
According to Metro, other works being planned include: a Monsters Inc. TV show called Monsters at Work, Diary of a Female President, High School Musical: The Musical, Ink & Paint, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a prequel series based on the Rogue One movie.
When will it be released and how much will it cost?
It's been confirmed to be released in America on 12 November and will only cost $6.99 (£5.34) per month. At the time of writing, the UK release date isn't known, but a global launch is expected early 2020.
It all starts on November 12. For more info: https://t.co/RD04P7jdAT #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/M1QI7qkH5p
- Disney (@Disney) 12 April 2019
What's the vault?
Recently, CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, revealed it will include 'the entire Disney motion picture library'.
Speaking at a shareholders' meeting, he said the entire catalogue would be available 'at some point fairly soon after launch,' adding that 'the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a 'vault' and brought out basically every few years will be on the service,' according to Digital Trends.
At present, each of the 34 animated films that currently reside in the vault are released to the public every seven years. Once all the copies are gone, the film then gets popped back in said imaginary vault.
This system keeps demand high, but is also undoubtedly frustrating for Disney fans. As such, the promise of access to 'the entire motion picture library' is bound to lure in Donald Duck disciples in their masses.
What extras will you get with your membership?
Your subscription to Disney+ will allow simultaneous streaming on up to four devices, with the option to download content for offline viewing and no additional charge for 4K video.
So there you have it, with all this amazing content, you'll never have to leave your home ever again.
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