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Disney Plus Launched and Here is The Truth

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Disney Plus launched on November 12, 2019 as the new premier streaming platform (sorry Netflix). One big truth about this launch is that Disney is positioning its new subscription service to become the number one site for media streaming in the world.

Although it will take a while for some contractual obligations to end, clearly Disney is wasting no time. The majority of their content will soon be out there for the world to watch.

The truth is, Disney Plus already has more content at its initial launch, than you will know what to do with. Take a look because here is the truth about what you’ll see when you sign onto Disney+ for the first time. 

What will Disney Plus Include?

Kind of similar to how the Disney Parks are set up (check out this free ride list here), Disney Plus contains a centralized hub that breaks off into different “lands”.

Only instead of Adventureland, Toy Story Land and Tomorrowland, you have Marvel and Pixar.

Disney, Star Wars, and National Geographic will also be included among these brands as the core of Disney Plus.

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In addition to Disney’s vast archives of classic content, there is original content, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons are also available now through Disney Plus.

Will Disney Plus have all Disney movies?

Of course Disney+ will have all the Disney movies for you to watch all the time.

But the truth is there is exciting original content I want to share with you, some of which you may have heard about during the D23 Expo announcements

National Geographic

For National Geographic, we’ll get a new series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

This documentary series has Jeff Goldblum pulling back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object (like sneakers or ice cream) to uncover a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and lots of big ideas.

Marvel

Marvel will have several original series, which will be closely knit with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But the truth is for the time being there will be only one new series from Marvel. The new series, The Marvel Hero Projectwill be available on Disney Plus’s launch date of November 12. 

It will focus on kids who are real-life heroes and making positive change across communities in self less acts of bravery and kindness.

One really cool part is that every kid featured in the show will have their own Marvel comic. 

Star Wars

From Star Wars we will get The Mandalorian. This original series, from Iron Man director John Favreau, is about a Boba Fett type of bounty hunter.

The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.

Noelle

My family and I are really looking forward to watching Disney+’s holiday comedy “Noelle,”.

This original movie stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader and is sure to not only make you feel good before the holidays, but provide lots of laughs.  

You can even celebrate Disney+ and Noelle at the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail. 

Encore

Many people are very excited about this Disney Plus original, which also features Executive Producer, Kristen Bell.

Encore is a musical themed show reunites the cast of a high school musical and asks them to perform it again years later. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series 

Disney Plus has this 10-episode scripted series available now.

Set as the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, the show follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.”  

What is Coming to Disney+

Although there is original Pixar content in the works for Disney Plus, there is nothing slated for launching date.

However, virtually every Pixar feature will be available on the platform, except for Coco (I am sad about this), which Disney has yet to regain streaming rights for.

Star Wars will be available in the form of Episodes I-VII as well as several LEGO Star Wars productions.

Rogue One will also be on Disney Plus and so will Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance (they are giving us all the Star Wars things and I am here for it).

Marvel will include a much more selective group of movies at launch.

Only Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel will launch right away.

In addition to the films, there will be an assortment of cartoon series dating back to 1979.

They’ll include Spider-Woman, The X Men, Silver Surfer, The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic 4.

Will Disney Plus have every Disney movie?

The truth about Disney Plus is the most extensive offerings will be Disney’s own vast library of content. That even includes movies from the Disney vault.

Disney Plus will have everything from classic movies to Disney Channel Originals, and virtually every animated and live-action Disney film since the 1930s.

Among them are True-Life Adventures. That is a documentary series which inspired Adventureland.

How much will Disney streaming cost? 

Well, you would think simply based off of all of the things I have shared that Disney Plus is offering that this service would be expensive, but it’s not at all.

In fact it is the opposite and actually even cheaper than Netflix. 

The current subscription costs are $6.99/month for Disney+ or $69.99/year. There is also an option to subscribe to a package which includes ESPN+ ($4.99) and Hulu (with ads– $5.99) for $12.99/month.

Which plan have you already picked or will you choose?

Disney Plus launched and here is the truth:

Much like our obsession for the Disney Parks and Disney Cruises, we have quickly fallen in love with Disney+ already too, and as a parent I appreciate that there is no rated R content

Disney Plus would make a fabulous upcoming holiday gift idea to go along with these other awesome gifts for Disney lovers

Ready to plan your Disney+ movie marathon?

My Disney loving friend Jennifer has a fun and free movie bracket for you!

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Katherine

Sunday 1st of December 2019

We got Disney+ through Verizon recently and I am LOVING watching movies from my childhood. It's perfect for Christmas nostalgia as well! It has been a little buggy though. It will randomly just stop in the middle of a movie and I'll have to reload it again.

Clarissa

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I really love the selection also. So glad to hear you are a fan. What has been your favorite show so far?

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