Disney is a giant in the world of entertainment—and it’s not just cartoons and princesses. Disney holds rights to some of the hottest programming available, such as Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Twentieth Century Fox, and more. So when Disney announced that they would be getting streaming services, providers were quaking in their boots, and rightfully so.
Disney Plus will be in direct competition with other streaming video services, like Netflix and Hulu. The service will launch in November (you can see down to the second just how long you have to wait on the Disney Plus website). When it launches, the service will provide some 7,000 episodes of TV services, including all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
Subscribers will also have access to original content, such as the Marvel shows based on Hawkeye, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Scarlet Witch and the Vision. There will also be Star Wars shows, like the Mandalorian and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Then there are over 400 movies that will be available. The entire Disney vault will be on the service, including several hard-to-find animated movies, plus the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars movies, and Twentieth Century Fox. Disney Plus will keep that PG-13 rating, though, so harder content won’t be available there but on Hulu instead (sorry Deadpool, that means you).
What’s the real clincher here, though, is the price. Disney Plus will be available for only USD$7 a month or USD$70 a year.
Nobody said princesses fight fair.