With a nationwide launch set for November 12, 2019, Disney+ has made it clear their target audience is the nostalgic fan. Disney’s new streaming service will deliver a variety of new content featuring familiar stories and faces. Fans of Marvel, Star Wars and Disney classics alike will find something created with them in mind when they tune in on launch day.
Star Wars on Disney+
In addition to The Mandalorian, executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, Disney+ will include a yet-untitled series featuring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. A new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will begin streaming in February, 2020. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will also be reprising their roles from Rogue One in a new prequel series.
Marvel on Disney+
Marvel Cinematic Universe favorites will be appearing on the small screen in WandaVision, Hawkeye, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki. Three new live-action series based on Marvel comics have also been announced: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. The animated What If…?, based on the popular comic book series, will launch in 2021 and feature many MCU actors voicing their own characters.
Disney Favorites on Disney+
Hilary Duff returns to her role of Lizzie McGuire in an all new Lizzie McGuire series. The show will feature 30-year-old Lizzie, while her animated counterpart remains 13 years old.
The Muppets return in their first-ever unscripted short-form series, Muppets Now.
The Disney Classic, Lady and the Tramp, will be available on launch day in an all new live-action form.
Fans of High School Musical will be invited to check out High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a campy new series following a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical.
Monsters At Work returns to the world of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and Monsters U with an animated workplace comedy series starring the voices of Ben Feldman and Aisha Tyler.
Tony Hale reprises his character Forky, from Toy Story 4, in Forky Asks A Question. This series of 10 shorts focus on questions like “What is money?”, “What is Time?”, and “What is love?”
All New Disney+ Content
It’s not just about nostalgia at Disney+. They’ve announced a slate of totally original content, too.
Noelle stars Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Billy Eichner. This holiday comedy will premiere at launch.
National Geographic’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a 12-episode docuseries that gives fans a look at the world through Jeff Goldblum’s eyes.
Executive Producer Kristen Bell brings Encore! to Disney+. The series features former castmates from high school musicals returning to recreate their high school performances one more time.
Togo is a true story set in the Alaskan winter of 1925. It stars Willem Dafoe and will launch on Disney+ in December 2019.
Gina Rodriguez executive produces and guest stars in Diary of a Female President. The story follows 12-year-old Elena’s journey through middle school, which sets her on the path to become president of the United States. Diary of a Female President will premiere on Disney+ in January 2020.
Based on the bestselling book series, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, will launch in early 2020.
Stargirl, based on the bestselling young adult novel and starring Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere, will be available on Disney+ in early 2020.
Disney+ will be available for a monthly price of $6.99 or an annual rate of $59.99 in the US and will launch nationwide on November 12, 2019. The service promises to be easy-to-navigate with personalized recommendations and high-quality commercial-free viewing. Subscribers will be able to view up to four concurrent streams with unlimited downloads. Downloads can be made to up to 10 mobile or tablet devices, with no limits on the number of times a title can be downloaded per year. No internet will be required to watch downloaded content.
Streaming will be available with up to 4K Ultra HD video playback in Dolby Vision ultra-vivid imaging, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos immersive audio on supported devices.
Users can create up to seven profiles per subscription and will be able to choose an avatar based on their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars characters.
Disney+ will support English, Spanish, French and Dutch languages, with additional languages available for Disney+ Originals. The app will also offer closed captioning, descriptive audio and navigation assistance to help subscribers with disabilities enjoy their favorite content.