Disney has revealed details of its long awaited stand-alone streaming service Disney Plus.
The service will be launched on November 12 in the US and will cost $ 6.99 per month or $ 69.99 per year. Users can download content for offline access.
There is still no news as to when Disney Plus will be available to the Australian public, but it is said that European and Asian customers will not receive the service until next year.
Disney announced the details today at its investor conference, including a number of content, some of which have already been rumored and now confirmed, which will be dedicated exclusively to the streaming service.
The benefit of Disney is that not only does it have an extensive library of its own intellectual property, including Disney animations, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel. The entertainment giant has just completed its billionaire acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
Disney Plus could play a vital role in the streaming stakes and be an impressive rival to Netflix.
The Disney Plus TV series features three Marvel series featuring characters featured in the films. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will repeat their roles as Wanda and The Vision in Wanda vision while Tom Hiddleston will be up front Loki, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will join forces The hawk and the winter soldier Series.
Disney Plus will also be launching Star Wars' first live action TV series, The Mandalorian, supported by Jon Favreau.
Rogue One Stars Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will return to a new Star Wars series based on Cassian Andor.
The service has also announced that there will be a debut High School Musical Series and a Phineas and Ferb Movie.
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Disney Plus will hit the market with 500 films in the library, from classics like Mary Poppins and The Lion King to Captain Marvel and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 7500 episodes of television.
The live action adaptation of Lady and the tramp will be available at the release of Disney Plus. It is not clear if Lady and the tramp will also appear in cinemas.
It announced family films including Noellewith Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader and Timmy failuredirected by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (headlights). There is also a movie called Go about a dog sled race through the Alaskan tundra with Willem Dafoe.
All seasons of The simpsons, acquired through the Disney / Fox merger, will now be added to DisneyPlus. The merger also means that the library classic Fox titles such as Titanic and The sound of music,
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In addition, there are 250 hours of Nat Geo content including the premiere of The world after Jeff Goldblum,
There will also be Pixar content like all animation studio shorts
a look behind the scenes Frozen 2 Documentary will be available in the run-up to the release of the sequel later this year.
Currently, Disney content is distributed across various streaming and pay-TV services in Australia, including Stan, Netflix and Foxtel.
Disney Australia was contacted for a comment.
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