Disney Plus Will Offer a Kids Mode — This Streaming Service Isn’t Just for Kids
Of course, a streaming platform created by Disney had plenty of wholesome content for children. Even so, there will be a “Kids Mode” available for parents to enable on Disney Plus. What’s on this subscription service specifically for younger kids? Will Disney Junior shows be available for streaming? What’s on this platform that younger kids might not want to see? Here’s what we know about Disney Plus.
Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus will have a ‘Kids Mode’
Starting on Nov. 12, subscribers to Disney Plus will have access to plenty of Disney-related television shows and films. That includes content produced by Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and even National Geographic. There will be exclusive and original television shows to premiere on this platform, including the Toy Story 4-inspired Forky Asks a Question and Star Wars’ The Mandalorian. However, there will also be originals from Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
This content will be easily accessible to fans of all ages and can be streamed on multiple devices. According to BGR, “a ‘Kids Mode’ will be available for parents to set limits around age-appropriate content for their child.”
Disney Plus will have a few Disney Junior shows available for streaming
Sure, Disney Plus will have original content. It will also, however, house animated shows designed specifically for younger children. Aside from beloved Disney movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King, content produced by Disney Junior will be streamable on Disney Plus.
According to Attractions Magazine, Disney Junior shows to be available on this platform include Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Muppet Babies, The Lion Guard, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Elena of Avalor.
So, what is potentially not ‘kid-friendly’ on Disney Plus?
What is it that parents might not want kids to see? Being that there are Disney Junior shows available for streaming, the target age group for this streaming platform is considerably young. While, presumably, there were be few, if any, movies that are “Rated R,” there are select movies and television shows with violence and mild language.
In the trailer for The Mandalorian, a man is sliced on half by a door. There are stormtrooper helmets on spears. Still, some speculate this original television series might have the same amount of violence as films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Since Disney owns 21st Century Fox, episodes of the animated series, The Simpsons, will be available for streaming on this platform.
Some Marvel movies that are rated PG-13 will be available on Disney Plus. That includes films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and the recently-released blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame. Additionally, James Cameron’s Avatar is listed among Disney Plus’ day-one library and is rated PG-13.
Disney Plus launches in the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand on Nov. 12, 2019. To learn more about this streaming service and to subscribe, visit their website.