Today, Disney throws their hat into the streaming game, putting the fear of God into Netflix, Amazon Prime and any other streaming service that isn’t owned by a four-fingered talking mouse.
Out of the gate, Disney+ launches its behemoth streaming service with a Star Wars series, a new live action adaptation of a cartoon classic, animated continuations to hit Pixar movies, the entire catalog of classic animated movies, news series based on hit teen franchises, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
All that for the low, low price of just $7 a month. The same cost as your super complicated coffee order and a scone at Starbucks.
If you listen very closely, you can actually hear Netflix quake in their little red and white boots.
Here is a look at the cream of the crop for the launch of Disney+:
James Cameron’s Dances with Ferngully epic makes its way to the streaming service as the studio gears up for the future release of the new blue trilogy.
The highest-grossing movie of all time and the movie that paid for Disney+ got its premiere date pushed up so it can launch with the streaming service.
Hundreds upon hundreds of classic animated movies, live action comedies, nature docs, ‘60s classics and more make their home at Disney+. Now is the time to introduce a new generation to Don Knotts.
“SparkShorts, Pixar’s new collection of artists’ projects, streaming Nov. 12, only on Disney+.”
“Executive Producer Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography.” – Disney+
Forky Asks a Question
High-strung eating utensil-turned-toy answers all of life’s greatest questions, one prong at a time.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
“The 10-episode scripted series, set as the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” With meta references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 15 years ago.” – Disney+
The Imagineering Story
A look into the history of Disney parks, brought to you by the folks who want your money.
Lady and the Tramp
A live action version of the classic 1955 cartoon about a purebred pup who falls for a fly-by-night mutt.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” – Disney+
Marvel’s Hero Project
Disney’s look at everyday heroes.
Every Marvel Movie Ever
Spend three days getting caught up in the MCU with every single movie at your fingertips. Experience the majesty of the Avengers series, but this time on your phone!
“In Disney+’s holiday comedy “Noelle,” Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over from their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas.” – Disney+
Every Pixar Movie
From Toy Story to Moana, every single magical Pixar movie is now available for all your streaming needs.
Spend 57 days watching every damn episode of The Simpsons. I did the math.
Star Wars Movie Series
Now is your chance to watch the machete cut. Go ahead. You’ll thank me later.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Disney gave Jeff the chance to explore the world and offer his musings on new experiences, new people and new locations. This is proof of the Lord’s work on Earth.
X-Men: The Animated Series
That show you like is coming back in style. Seriously. It’s that awesome show from the ‘90s now available for late night viewings.