Lexi Easter, Staff Writer
At the end of November this year, Disney Plus will launch and wrestle against the top streaming services. The library will be made up of Disney’s films and shows. It will also include movies such as the “Star Wars” series and superhero movies from the Marvel cinematic universe.
Bob Iger, Disney’s chief executive officer, explained, “I can say that our plan…is to price [Disney Plus] substantially below where Netflix is.” Disney Plus will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. This is extremely competitive for Netflix because they have hiked their pricing for their standard package, which is now $10.99.
Disney told fans “it is a new home for old favorites.” Disney Plus is said to have all the old vault favorites which will be available at the launch, as well as recent classics including “Moana” and “Frozen.”
According to TV Guide, “Disney Plus will be the exclusive streaming home of all future Disney theatrical releases.” This means upcoming movies like: “The Lion King,” “Artemis Fowl,” “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” will land solely on Disney Plus after their theatrical releases.
Disney Plus is expected to have multiple original shows and has many on the way. Disney confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will be starring in the new TV show, “Loki.” This series will follow Loki’s unlikely influence throughout human history.
Another new show that fans can expect is, “Monsters at Work.” The story will take place six months after “Monster Inc.” character, Sully, changed scare energy to laughing energy. It will introduce a new character Tylor. The executive producer for the show, Bob Gannaway, stated: “Tylor is an eager and talented mechanic…who dreams of working on the laughing floor alongside Mike and Sully.”
Another show many fans are excited about is “The Mandalorian.” This “Star Wars” spin-off where another warrior emerges in the galaxy far, far away. The plotline take place after Jango and Boba Fett’s story. It is set after the fall of the Empire and before the first order emerges. Allowing fans to follow the trails of the lone warrior as they attempt to reach the outskirts of the galaxy away from the force of the New Republic.
Disney announced that they will not be keeping their movies on Hulu, but Marvel Studios will still be creating new shows for the streaming service. Netflix, on the other hand, has a contract with Disney that ends in 2019. This contract covers movies like, “Coco,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Disney has made it known that they do not plan to renew their contract with Netflix after it expires.
Disney Plus will be a streaming service much like its competitors. Surprisingly, it is a paid subscription without advertising. Disney explained that there will be no R-rated content on this streaming platform. Disney will utilize Hulu to produce their more adult-focused content, like “Deadpool.”
Disney Plus will allow you to download its content for your convenience, similar to Amazon and Netflix. However, unlike its competitors, Disney Plus will allow you to download any content without Wi-Fi. Disney also explains that you can keep your downloaded content for as long as you are a subscriber.
This an exciting time for Disney fans young and old, not only for the old vault favorites. Disney is coming out with a variety of original shows. This astonishing streaming platform will be available on numerous platforms for a low price of $6.99 per month. Disney Plus will be available for you streaming pleasure in November.