Let’s face it, there is no stopping the Disney empire. Recently, the home of Micky Mouse continues to produce and acquire countless movies and properties. As such, it was only a matter of time before the company decided to take on the challenge and create its own streaming service. The service, titled Disney+, will launch in late 2019. Read on to find out all the details!
CEO Bob Iger announced last week that Disney is currently working on a new online streaming service, titled Disney+. Two years ago, in August 2017, Disney announced they are pulling all their movies from Netflix – and now we know why. The service is set to launch in late 2019 and will include many Disney titles we all know and love.
Here are some of the things Disney+ will stream: obviously, all of their past movies (everything from Sleeping Beauty to Frozen). All the Pixar and Marvel movies will also be available to stream. So Iron-Man, Captian America, Thor, and their other friends will be available there. Oh, and a small, unknown series of movies, titled Star Wars. There will also be brand new TV shows, movies, and other projects. Disney+ is planning to give us something for everyone – perhaps, in hopes of replacing other streaming sites and even cable TV.
Projects In The Works
Disney is already working on multiple projects for Disney+ – including spin-offs, reboots, and original projects.
If you love spin-offs: Disney+ will be producing a TV series focusing on famous Marvel character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. A Star Wars show, revolving around the character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) from Rogue One, is also in the works. Additionally, a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be premiere there. Oh, and if that’s not enough, how about a brand-new TV show based on Monsters Inc?
Disney+ will also feature some reboots. Just some of the properties Disney plans on remaking include High School Musical, Peter Pan, The Parent Trap, and Lady and the Tramp.
As for the original projects, Disney+ is pulling the big guns, and locking down some massive talent. They will be producing Noel – a Christmas movie – starring Anna Kendrick, about Santa’s daughter. Another big name heading to Disney+ is William DeFoe, who will star in a movie titled Togo, about the 1925 serum run to Nome.
Disney+ vs. Netflix
Many people wonder how will Disney+ be different from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Well, it might simply be down to its layout and design. Because after all, Disney is trying to mimic the mass success of those streaming sites – especially Netflix’s.
Netflix can make it very hard to find new titles – the algorithm might suggest the user similar shows and movies of the genre they’re already used to watching. There are some titles we will never find on Netflix, simply because the algorithm recognizes that the movie or TV show doesn’t fit the user’s profile. So what Disney+ might do is create different “lands” or “areas” for its different titles – much like the theme park.
There might be a “land” for the Marvel titles; a “land” for National Geographic; another one for its classics. This way, there is no frustration with using the platform.
The bottom line is – Disney+ will give Netflix, as well as other movie productions studios, a run for their money. Disney produces their own movies and now will have a platform to stream it on, without relying on a middleman, like cinemas and other streaming services. Will the content be as equally brilliant as this business move? Only time could tell; but Netflix and Hulu better step up their game, fast.