Disney+: All Of These Movies And TV Shows Will Be Available to Watch
The new streaming service from Disney, called Disney+ (or Disney Plus), will officially launch on Nov. 12, 2019. Though we’ve still got months to go, ahead of D23 Expo this week (wherein many Disney announcements will be made), the company launched the social media accounts for its platform. Here’s a look at some of the films and TV series headed to Disney+.
Various classic Disney movies have been available on Netflix and Hulu for months or years at a time. But now there’s going to be a true home for them. Films like Mary Poppins will live on Disney+ — or at least, most of them, we assume.
High School Musical
You can’t forget Disney Channel when counting Disney properties. Myriad series from Hannah Montana to Step It Up have produced some of today’s biggest stars. And then, of course, there are the Disney Channel Original movies.
Few of these DCOM’s as they are affectionately known garnered quite the attention that the High School Musical Franchise did. In fact, things are going to get meta with the upcoming Disney+ Original Series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, no one really knew what would come of it. The ‘00s prequels made good money for George Lucas’ production company, but they weren’t particularly well-received by much of the fanbase.
However, a lot has changed over the past several years. The subsidiary has become a huge money-maker for Disney. All things Star Wars have been incorporated into the parks and the latest wave of films are better-liked than those that preceded them.
Another of Disney’s lucrative purchases was that of Pixar Animation Studios back in 2006. The films created by the studio kept Disney with a hand in the kid’s market while it wasn’t doing as well on the animation front. Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and all the rest of the properties are going to be instrumental to Disney+’s success.
Yes, every one of Disney’s properties is doing at well these days. But none have achieved quite as much as Marvel Studios, which Disney purchased in 2012. They’re flying high off the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s triumph with Avengers: Endgame, now the highest-grossing film of all time.
With Marvel Entertainment has had control of the Marvel TV world on ABC (owned by Disney), Hulu (partially owned by Disney), and Netflix (not owned by Disney), Disney+ will usher in a new age, in which the MCU is officially tied to the small screen. Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston as his famous character, is one of the most exciting contributions to that new dynasty.
And much more
There’s a lot more where all of that came from. Disney flexed with this Twitter thread, which reveals just how many properties and franchises is maintains the rights to. Though the recent loss of Spider-Man to Sony may be what fans are focused on right now, come November, you’re barely going to remember the web-slinger — You’ll have that much more content to choose from.