What movies will be on it?
“At some point fairly soon after launch, it will house the entire Disney motion picture library,” CEO Bob Iger told Vulture. “So the movies that traditionally have been kept in a vault and brought out basically every few years will be on the service.”
Yep, that means exactly what you think it means. All the old animated classics, like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, Frozen, Moana and more will all be available! This is, like, the best news ever, especially considering that those movies aren’t streamed anywhere else at the moment.
It’s also been confirmed that all new Disney live-action and animated movies, including this year’s remake of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2, of course, will be available through the site. But unlike Netflix, the movies will premiere in theaters first, before making their way to the online service. Bob added to Vulture that the new movies will be available “within a year” of their release.
All of the classic Disney Channel Original Movies, like High School Musical, the Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cadet Kelly, Descendants and more will also be available! Plus, all the Marvel super hero movies. Wow, goodbye to our social life.
As for you Star Wars fans, Disney also confirmed that starting with Star Wars: Episode IX, all of the upcoming films from the series will be available. The network also revealed that they’ll offer over 250 films and documentaries from National Geographic on the new streaming service.
And that’s not all. Bob also announced that the network is going to remake some of our all time favorite movies and air them on Disney+. Get this, you guys — Cheaper By the Dozen, Home Alone, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid reboots will all make their way to the streaming service. They’re also making a brand new movie based off the show Phineas and Ferb, called Phineas and Ferb – The Movie: Candance Against the Universe, and we can’t wait! Variety also reported that a sequel to the 1993 flick Hocus Pocus is currently in production and will premiere on the new streaming service.