Disney's Investor Day culminated with a special clip of the Simpsons gang saluting their new Disney "corporate overlords", leading to the announcement that Disney+, the upcoming Disney direct-to-consumer platform, will be the exclusive SVOD home of the classic 20th Century Fox TV-produced series. A lot was covered during the almost 3-hour presentation, so let's dive in on everything you need to know. The service will be ad-free, supported exclusively by subscription fees, and will be available on gaming consoles, smart TV's, and connected streaming devices. One of the biggest dilemmas will centre on how long Disney waits after a new film's theatrical release to make it available on its new streaming service.
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. These films, most of which have previously been rotated in and out of the 'vault, ' include both classics and contemporary titles, such as Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Snow White. The company confirmed that it will include almost every animated feature from Disney alongside a number of the company's other properties, including films from the Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars canon.
The platform is set to have more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV shows and will launch in North America this November. Apple Inc, AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia and others plan new streaming services. But the Disney service has a narrower focus on family-friendly shows and movies. "This gives you the sense of how he plan to explore the MCU and fresh and exciting ways in the series.in addition new and returning cast members will be lending their voice to their animated counterparts".
For example, the first episode of What If asks, "What if Peggy Carter became a super soldier, and what if Steve Rogers stayed a scrawny kid but joined the fight using an armored suit built by Howard Stark?"
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "The Mandalorian" will launch for the "Star Wars" brand, along with an untitled Cassian Andor series.
More than 250 hours of National Geographic documentaries and series will be on Disney Plus on day one, including award-winning films like "Free Solo" and "Jane" and series "Brain Games" and "One Strange Rock".
The Disney+ interface looks similar in look and feel to other existing streaming services.
"The Simpsons" will head to the service, as well as movies and shows including "The Sound of Music" to "Malcolm in the Middle".