Disney's video streaming service will be a dream come true for fans

Disney's video streaming service will be a dream come true for fans
Back in November, we told you that Disney's video streaming service, which will compete with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Apple, is going to be called Disney+. According to Polygon (via MacRumors), during the entertainment giant's stockholders meeting last week, company CEO Bob Iger passed along some information related to the streaming service. Perhaps the most exciting bit of news that the executive revealed is something that will make Disney fans open their wallets as soon as the service is launched. Disney+ will offer "the entire Disney motion picture library."

If you've ever watched the Disney Channel, you know that Disney only offers a title on DVD for a limited time, and then locks it back into the Disney Vault for a number of years before it is released again. But once Disney+ is launched, the Vault gets blown up. Besides all of those classics and more recent hits (including Frozen), Iger says that there will be some original programming including a live action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian.

In case you were wondering, Iger says that new theatrical releases will take about a year to go from silver screen to your phone screen. Disney+ will "combine both the old and the new," the CEO said. "All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service."


While Iger didn't reveal a launch date for Disney+, he did say that the service will debut later this year.

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9 Comments

1. phoneclash

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

If they price it reasonably, it’s going to be a hit, but we all know that. With all the Disney fanatics out there pulling a Phillip J Fry and screaming shut up and take my money!!!!

2. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

Are they going to bring back the old 1930s-1950s cartoons (Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale, etc) and movies?

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Now THAT would be worth it.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 763; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

"Disney+ will offer "the entire Disney motion picture library." This sounds fairly self explanatory.

9. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

Yeah well they said that few times in the past but never delivered.

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$5.99 or bust

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They can go as high as $13,99 and do well but honestly it will probably be something more like $9.99. of course they could go the Netflix route and have multiple options for different qualities and number of users or the Hulu route and do no commercial and with commercials, both. They have a lot of options available to choose from and a huge fan bass that gives them room to hike the price without too many complaints, $5.99 is pretty much never going to happen.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

im sure i'm going to have to get it eventually as my son gets old enough to enjoy movies and such but it sucks that this is probably the reason why netflix cancelled most of their marvel shows.

6. ryanbbn

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2019

They where pulled because of Disney

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