Disney Announces Original Marvel Shows & Films on Streaming Site
Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the longtime entertainment powerhouse has laid out plans for its attack on Netflix. The streaming platform will be officially launched on 12 November, 2019 in the US. In India, Disney+ will be teaming up with Hotstar.
All the latest Marvel movies will be dropped. Disney shows like That’s So Raven and Lizzie McGuire will also be available for streaming.
From Marvel studios, the site will offer five original series in the first year. Even though shows based on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Jeremy Renner starrer Hawkeye is in the pipeline, a live-action series called The Falcon and The Winter Soldier featuring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan and WandaVision, starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will start streaming after the site’s launch.
Pixar will drop a short film called Lamp Life and and a limited series named Forky Asks a Question.
Disney+ has also teamed up with National Geographic to stream The World According to Jeff Goldblum wherein the Hollywood star will reveal unfamiliar things about familiar objects. A docu-series called Magic of the Animal Kingdom will also be available.
Brace for more. Disney Television Animation will present The Phineas and Ferb Movie featuring the voices of the original cast. Other scripted titles from the platform include the Star War series, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, another untitled show featuring Diego Luna, live-action movies such as Lady and the Tramp , Timmy Failure and Stargirl.
For those nostalgic about old films, you can revisit The Princess Bride and Sound of Music.