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Disney’s $7 a month streaming service to challenge Netflix

Jul 26, 2019, 3:18 PM
Disney says that in just one day it has amassed 10 million subscribers to its new streaming service...
Disney says that in just one day it has amassed 10 million subscribers to its new streaming service. Photo credit: https://preview.disneyplus.com/

Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel: these are some of the titles that Disney is saying will stack as they set to launch their own streaming service, Disney+, November 12.

The starting price to get this content is set for $7 a month or $70 a year. That’s less than Netflix’s most popular plan, which costs $13 monthly. However, it’s also a price Disney’s CFO Christine McCarthy said might go up as their programming grows.

The mind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, says the platform will be essential to the interconnected superhero universe during the announcement of the studio’s Phase 4, where a number of original series will play a key narrative role in the timeline.

The streaming service will mostly rely on Disney’s monstrous back catalog, according to LifeHacker, which says that a few new original shows will be added as they go.

According to CNET, Disney wants to combine its other streaming services, Hulu and ESPN Plus, to run on the same platform. It would allow users to use the same payment information and passwords for each service. CNET says that Disney plans for the three to remain separate subscriptions, but is likely to bundle them at a discount.

The Deseret News reports that the lineup of programming is:

Movies

  • “101 Dalmatians”
  • “A Goofy Movie”
  • “An Extremely Goofy Movie”
  • “Avengers: Endgame” (December)
  • “Bambi”
  • “Born in China”
  • “Captain Marvel”
  • “Fantasia”
  • “Free Solo”
  • “Frozen”
  • “Fun and Fancy-Free”
  • “Hercules”
  • “High School Musical”
  • “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”
  • “Iron Man”
  • “Iron Man 3”
  • “Lilo & Stitch”
  • “Lady and The Tramp” (remake)
  • “Mary Poppins”
  • “Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers”
  • “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • “Moana”
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • “Remember the Titans”
  • “Rogue One”
  • “Sleeping Beauty”
  • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
  • “Star Wars”
  • “Star Wars: Episode I”
  • “Star Wars: Episode II”
  • “Star Wars: Episode III”
  • “Star Wars: Episode IV”
  • “Star Wars: Episode V”
  • “Star Wars: Episode VI”
  • “Star Wars: Episode VII”
  • “Steamboat Willie”
  • “The Good Dinosaur”
  • “The Little Mermaid”
  • “The Parent Trap” (1961)
  • “The Prince & The Pauper” (1990)
  • “The Princess Bride” (coming Jan.)
  • “The Princess Diaries”
  • “The Rocketeer”
  • “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (short)
  • “The Sound of Music” (coming Jan.)
  • “The Sword in the Stone”
  • “The Three Caballeros”
  • “Thor: The Dark World.”
  • “Toy Story”
  • “Toy Story 2”
  • “Toy Story 3”
  • “Tron” (1982)

Television shows

  • “Amazing Planet”
  • “Brain Games”
  • “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan”
  • “Dr. K’s Exotic Animals”
  • “Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet”
  • “Drain the Ocean”
  • “DuckTales” (1987 and 2016)
  • “Earth Live”
  • “Encore!”
  • “Goof Troop”
  • “Great Migrations”
  • “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”
  • “Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things”
  • “Kim Possible”
  • “Malcolm in the Middle”
  • “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” (animated)
  • “Marvel’s Hero Project”
  • “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” (animated)
  • “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”
  • “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”
  • “Mickey Mouse Shorts”
  • “One Strange Rock”
  • “Raven’s Home”
  • “Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue”
  • “SparkShorts”
  • “Star Wars Rebels”
  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
  • “That’s So Raven”
  • “The Incredible Dr. Pol”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “The Simpsons”
  • “The World According to Jeff Goldblum”
  • “Unlikely Animal Friends”
  • “Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series”
  • “Wicked Tuna”

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