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Everything you need to know about the Disney+ streaming service

The Walt Disney Company recently announced the launch of Disney+, a streaming service for movies and original content, and we’ve rounded up all the details.

Disney+ is here to make all of our streaming dreams come true. From classic Disney movies like Cinderella and Peter Pan, to original content from Walt Disney Imagineering and Star Wars, the new service is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

When the streaming service was first announced, it was met with excitement from Disney fans across the globe. Now with even more announcements coming out about content and pricing, we’re here to break it all down to let you know the most important details about Disney+.

What is Disney+?

Disney+ is a streaming service created by The Walt Disney Company to showcase new and original content. Think Netflix, but all Disney, all the time.

When will it be available?

Disney+ officially launches in the United States on November 12, 2019, then launched worldwide in the following two years. People can use the service on connected devices including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. All content can be downloaded so it can be watched offline as well.

How much will it cost?

Disney+ will be $6.99 a month. We’re thinking that’s a great deal for the amount of content on the service. (Especially since Netflix’s most popular plan is $12.99 a month.) A yearly subscription to Disney+ will cost you $69.99.

What will be on Disney+ when it launches?

Launch day will bring classic films like Mary Poppins, over 250 hours of National Geographic programming, 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel content, 100 Disney Channel Original Movies, original Star Wars content including The Mandalorian, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and shows, including the Loki series, and so much more.

What are the live action series and when will they be available?

Available at launch:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: A 10-episode series following students from the actual East Side High where the original High School Musical was filmed as they countdown to the opening of the school’s production of High School Musical.

The Mandalorian: The first ever live-action Star Wars series that will take place after the Empire falls and before the rise of the First Order.

Available year one:

Diary of a Female President: This show will follow a Cuban-American middle school student on her journey to becoming a future president of the United States.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Marvel is getting in on the live-action series action by having Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as Falcon and Winter Soldier.

Available year two:

Untitled Cassian Andor Series: Another Star Wars live-action series will come in year two, as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets his own series about the events prior to the film.

WandaVision: Even more Marvel content is coming with a show all about Wanda Maximoff and Vision with original actors Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany taking up the roles.

What are the animated series and shorts and when will they be available?

Available at launch:

Forky Asks a Question: The new Toy Story 4 character, Forky is getting 10 shorts about asking questions about the world around him.

SparkShorts: the short film series will take people on a journey through Pixar Animation Studios as they discover new storytellers and new techniques for telling those stories.

Available year one:

Lamp Life: This short film will have Bo Peep from the Toy Story films answering questions about where she’s been since viewers last saw her in Toy Story 2.

Monsters at Work: The animated series is set six months after the film Monsters, Inc.and follows a new character, Tylor Tuskmon, as he dreams of working on the famous Laugh Floor.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Ahsoka Tano is back with 12 episodes exclusively for Disney+.

Marvel’s What If…?: This will be Marvel’s first animated series, which is based on the comic books with the same title.

What are documentaries, unscripted series, and live specials and when will they be available?

Available at launch:

Encore!: Kristen Bell (the voice of Anna in Frozen) is bringing together old high school castmates to re-create original performances of musicals.

Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series: This series will go behind the scenes of Walt Disney Imagineering, showing how the team brings theme parks to life.

Marvel’s Hero Project: The series will follow young people who are making an impact in their local community.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum: The series will follow Jeff Goldblum as he takes on familiar objects and shows viewers connections, science, people, and ideas about them.

Available year one:

Be Our Chef: A family cooking competition-style show, which will follows families through challenges based around traditions and Disney magic.

Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title): This show will bring classic films to life by showcasing props and costumes of films.

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2: Walt Disney Animation Studios is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look into how Frozen 2 was developed and created.

Magic of Animal Kingdom: National Geographic is taking viewers behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park to see how the park operates as one of the world’s most advanced veterinary facilities.

Marvel’s 616: The docuseries is going to take a look at the connection between Marvel stories and the world we live in.

(Re)Connect: This series will make families disconnect from technology and outside influences to tackle a real-life issue that might be pulling the family apart.

Rogue Trip: Journalist Bob Woodruff and his son are taking a family vacation to places most families wouldn’t dare to go.

Shop Class (working title): Design students are tasked with creating something new and inventive in this competition style show.

Available year two:

Earthkeepers (working title): The series will follow people who are helping us to change the way we see the animal kingdom and the natural world around us.

Ink & Paint: The docuseries based on a book of the same name will share the story of women in animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

What are the original films and when will they be available?

Available at launch:

Lady and The Tramp: A live action version of the animated original.

Available year one:

Noelle: A Christmas movie about the pressures of being Santa Claus, and only one girl can save the season, Noelle.

The Phineas and Ferb Movie (working title): Based on the Disney Channel program, the two stepbrothers set out on an adventure through space to find their sister, Candace.

Stargirl: Based on the book of the same name, the film is a coming-of-age story about two kids in high school.

Timmy Failure: Timmy is a hero who runs a detective agency with his polar bear partner, Total.

Togo: As a diphtheria outbreak goes through a remote Alaskan town, village leaders know the only hope they have is with one man and his sled dog, Togo.

What else should I know?

By the end of the first year of Disney+, the service will have more than 7,500 episodes of television and over 500 movies. It will also be the exclusive streaming home of The Walt Disney Studios films beginning in 2019. That means all Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney films will be taken off of other streaming serviced like Netflix.

Where can I see updates on Disney+?

You can get all of the latest information on Disney+ from DisneyPlus.com, and keep up with Culturess for more Disney+ news as it develops.

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