During Disney’s 2019 Investor Day this week, the company announced its new streaming service, Disney+, will become available in the US on November 12, for a rate of $6.99 a month. Additionally, Disney execs confirmed the growing library of content that will be included on the service, consisting of both shows and movies from brands like Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
“Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company—one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike,” said Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO.
Disney+, which will be available on both connected TV and mobile devices, will also feature more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials within its first year. Original content announced at the event included The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Marvel’s What If…?, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Magic of the Animal Kingdom, and The Phineas and Ferb Movie.
Thrilled to share a first look at Disney+ with you! pic.twitter.com/iiqjFjaNra— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 11, 2019
Starting on November 12, Disney+ will also feature all 30 seasons of The Simpsons. Older titles such as The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride, and Malcolm in the Middle will be added to the service within its first year, joining a content library of more than 7,500 TV episodes and 500 films.
“We’re extremely excited about our growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings. As we demonstrated today, with Disney+ we will deliver extraordinary entertainment in innovative ways to audiences around the world,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman, Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. “We’ll continue to enhance the user experience with a constant pipeline of high-quality programming, making the service even more appealing to consumers.”