Disney + Launch

Leslie Chen, Staff Writer

Disney has officially launched its new streaming service, Disney+. The streaming service provides a multitude of Disney content, including classic TV shows, iconic movies, and new content. Here is a guide to what is available on Disney.



According to company executives, the streaming service is designed to be “the only place you can stream all of Disney’s theatrically released movies,” with everything from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Marvel’s Captain Marvel. Disney+ will also house the entire film library of media companies like Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic. Users should also expect to see an abundance of the classic hand-drawn animated movies, such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King


Original Content

The company is also designing and developing multiple original shows and movies, exclusive to the service. One major original that fans are looking to is The Mandalorian, a series set after the events in Star Wars’s The Return of the Jedi. The company is investing heavily in the show, as the budget reportedly reached $15 million per episode. Additionally, Disney announced ten live-action series featuring the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In fact, the first show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is set to release in fall 2020. Marvel president Kevin Feige detailed how the studio’s Disney+ shows are designed to be essential viewing for Marvel fans; the characters and narratives of the MCU will be knitted together between the original content on Disney+.


Behind the Scene Content

Disney+ users would be able to see exclusive behind the scenes content about their favorite shows and movies. The Disney vault also includes interviews with the animators and producers behind your favorite Disney characters. However, the behind the scenes content will extend far beyond shows and movies. For example, the Walt Disney Imagineering series will chronicle the history of Walt Disney’s imagination and follow the people, craft, and business behind Disney’s iconic theme parks.



Along with their own content, Disney+ will feature some non-Disney content, including documentaries from National Geographic. Some notable ones include Magic of the Animal Kingdom, a behind the scenes look at Disney’s animals and animal care experts in its Animal Kingdom park, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which takes the audience along with Goldblum as he provides an interesting take on something people love (like ice cream).

With a fee of $7 per month and a wide variety of content to enjoy, there’s no doubt that many will start turning to Disney+!