When Does Disney Plus Come Out?

Move over, Netflix. After years of rumors and preparation, Disney is finally launching its own streaming service, called Disney Plus. This new streaming platform will include original shows, original movies, and older content from Disney’s library. Here’s what we know about Disney Plus, including its upcoming premiere date.

Disney XD's "Ducktales"
‘Ducktales’ on Disney XD | Disney XD via Getty Images

Disney is launching its own streaming service

For those who love snuggling up and binging a good show, you’re in luck. Disney is creating its own streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu. Premiering in November 2019, this subscription service will give viewers the chance to stream Disney movies and shows anytime, on any device.

Just like Netflix, Disney Plus will create its own original content. According to Variety, in its first year, the service will have 25 original series and 10 original films and specials. These original films and shows range in content, from stories about Marvel characters to Star Wars specials to a series about Jeff Goldblum.

One series will be a spinoff from Disney Channel’s original movie, High School Musical. Another series will detail the adventures of Marvel superheroes Winter Soldier and Falcon. A third series will be a behind-the-scenes look at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Of course, the streaming service will also have access to older Disney movies and television shows. Additionally, that Disney owns 21st Century Fox, the past 30 seasons of Fox’s The Simpsons will allegedly be available on Disney Plus.

Pocahontas
Pocahontas on Disney Junior | Image by Disney Junior via Getty images

Disney Plus will cost less money than a monthly Netflix subscription

According to Variety, Disney Plus will cost viewers just under $7 per month or an annual upfront cost of $69.99. Netflix’s cheapest plan costs $9 per month. Its standard plan costs $13 per month. This new platform will include multiple original series, in addition to Disney’s large catalog of films and television shows.

Presumably, most of Disney’s content that is currently available for streaming on Netflix will be removed. That includes films and television shows made by 21st Century Fox, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Movies currently on Netflix, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Pocahontas, Mulan, and Coco will all be removed.

Disney movies released in 2019 will only be available for streaming on Disney Plus. This includes Avengers: Endgame, Frozen 2, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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What does this mean for Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior?

Presumably, Disney television shows will still be available on Disney’s broadcasted networks, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior. However, some shows that were previously canceled on these networks will reappear on Disney Plus. According to Disney, 7,500 episodes of current and past TV shows could all potentially be available for streaming.

Additionally, some series that were available in other countries will be stream-able in the United States, thanks to Disney Plus. According to whatsondisneyplus.com, that includes a television series about Donald, Panchito, and José, entitled Legend of the Three Caballeros.

Disney Plus launches in the United States on November 12, 2019.