Disney Plus Unveils Exclusive Series, Movies, Launch Date & More

Disney + unveils unscripted slate as it preps SVOD pitch to investors

The reveal left many a bit shaken today as Disney finally kicked in the door of the streaming game with a price point and bevy of content that will give other major streamers a run for their money.

Pricing will be $6.99 a month with an annual plan costing $69.99.

In addition to offering Disney's established catalog of movies and other shows, Disney+ will offer its subscribers more than 25 original series and 10 original movies, specials, and documentaries during its first year.

Some of the confirmed Disney+ originals so far are a Loki show featuring Tom Hiddleston's eponymous villainous from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series starring Diego Luna's Cassian Andor and a Monsters, Inc. sequel series that includes Billy Crystal's Mike Wazowski and John Goodman's James P. Sullivan.

Disney, in contrast, was a study in B-school professionalism, with executives-nearly all of whom were male and dressed-down in crisp suits with open-necked white shirts (including the normally casual Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who did keep his signature ball cap on)-strutting out on stage as they ticked off statistics and information about content that will be available on Disney+.

Pixar's theatrical shorts will be made available on day one, including shorts featuring "Toy Story" characters Bo Peep, in "Lamp Life", and Forky, in "Forky Asks a Question".

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For those that may not be familiar, Disney+ is the upcoming streaming service from Disney that will bring much of the company's vast library of content to subscribers.

Disney is raising the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally. There also will be a series based on Star Wars that focuses on a bounty hunter like Boba Fett, and one produced by Marvel that has to do with the Avengers characters. All episodes of The Simpsons will be on the platform from the first day, and episodes of Malcolm in the Middle will also be available.

Among the original programming planned for the subscription service will be the Marvel live-action drama The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

Based on the Marvel comic books of the same, What If will be Marvel Studio's first animated series.

NatGeo's The World According to Jeff Goldblum will premiere at launch. "We are thrilled to announce that Disney+ will become the streaming video home for the show, with the first 30 seasons available at launch", the e-mail states.

To bolster its potential digital portfolio, Disney recently purchased film and TV assets from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and gained prized properties such as Avatar.

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