At the Disney Investor Day live stream that was streamed late last night, Disney showed off just about everything that Disney+ has to offer in terms of content, availability, pricings and release date. Read up on our previous article to be up to date with this current development.
First off, is the news that the Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, will be available right from the get-go. Day one of the Disney+ service will be more than ready to unleash a never-before-seen tale from a galaxy far far away. While Disney has not revealed any new information on the upcoming Cassian Andor spin-off or the Clone Wars’ final season, but they are saying that more original Star Wars content is coming.
Disney’s other major property, Marvel, is also bringing a lot to the table for Disney+. Marvel head producer Kevin Feige himself presented the Marvel news during the event. The Scarlet Witch and Vision series is called WandaVision, and will follow the two on “unexpected and surprising” adventures. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will see two of Captain America’s sidekicks and their lives outside of the Avengers. Feige also commented on how “large scale” the Loki series will be, without specifying on what it entails. He also announced a What If animated series, showing off hypothetical situations in the Marvel Universe.
Joining the previously announced Monsters Inc. show will be Forky Asks A Question, a short series based on the new character from the upcoming Toy Story 4. There will also be a short film about Bo Peep called Lamp Life, showing her life between Toy Story 3 and 4.
Pixar is not the only ones who have an upcoming series based on an upcoming film. Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, is a documentary series “showing the hard work and imagination that go into making one of the most highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios features of all time” This joins the previously announced Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies, which takes a look at other Disney classics like Tron and Mary Poppins.
In the category of “Things We Didn’t Know We Wanted”, we have an all-new documentary series starring Jeff Goldblum. The World According to Jeff Goldblum, is a “documentary series where Goldblum pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and a whole lot of big ideas” Sounds like the only reason to get Disney+ really.
Along with all these new shows, Disney has also confirmed that classic movies like The Sound Of Music and The Princess Bride will also be on the service, as well as the entire seasons of The Simpsons and Malcolm in the Middle, thanks to their recent acquisition of Fox.
Availability, Pricings and Release
As of now, it is confirmed to launch on the 12th of November for the US, with a pricing of USD 6.99 a month or USD 69.99 a year, Which is about MYR 30 and MYR 300 respectively. It will be available on PCs, tablets, smartphones, and even video game consoles like the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. No word on a global release just yet, but there is a landing page for Malaysia, with you being able to register your email to be updated on its availability. With Disney having an office here in Malaysia, it’s no surprise that Disney+ will definitely make its way here though whether there will be a local pricing for us to subscribe to is still unknown.
All in all, Disney+ has a strong line-up of original shows and classics and is definitely a great time to be a Disney fan.