Disney revealed details about the service at an investor event on Thursday (Friday NZ time) in Burbank, California.
Disney has officially announced that its Disney+ service will arrive on November 12, 2019 and alongside confirming its launch date and pricing ($6.99/month or $69.99/year), the company also confirmed that it will plan to provide support to numerous devices, which will include game consoles.
Also available on Disney+ in November will be all 18 Pixar feature films, every Star Wars movie, 250 hours of programming from NatGeo, and more than 7,500 episodes of television, including new, original series like High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Mandalorian, a $100 million, 10-episode series created by Jon Favreau and set in the Star Wars world.
The entire Disney Classic animated movie collection will be available at launch: This is the news that Disney nerds care about the most. Disney CEO Iger says that all Disney movies will be available to be exclusively streamed on Disney+.
Disney+ is aiming to take on Netflix with its massive content library which includes Star Wars and all Marvel films (Black Panther, anyone?). The result was an ambush of familiar, beloved entertainment brands from Star Wars to Pixar to Marvel to The Simpsons-which, due to Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, will now have its exclusive home on Disney+.
The Fox deal also gave Disney also a controlling stake in Hulu.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team for a series titled Falcon and Winter Soldier.
What If is happening: As reported last month, Marvel is adding an animated series, What If, based on the comics of the same name to the Disney+ series. "A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future movies", he said.
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige also announced the What If? animated series. Everything won't be ready to watch on day one of Disney+, but there will be more than enough content available. "These will be both new and continuing stories, and one of the things we're most excited about is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we're producing and are features on the big screen". "Solo: A Star Wars Story" fell well short of box-office expectations, and most recently a live-action reboot of "Dumbo" is flying far below the stratospheric returns of "Beauty and the Beast".
A new series called "The World According to Jeff Goldblum" will also premiere at launch, promising a unique look at the world around us through the curious mind of actor Jeff Goldblum.