11/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/13/2019 14:37
First Slate of Disney+ Originals Premiere Alongside Extensive Collection of Library Titles From Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and More, Including 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Avatar,' and 30 seasons of 'The Simpsons'
Disney+ App Now Available Across Mobile and Connected TV Devices
Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launched today in the U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands. With nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, Disney+ is the exclusive home for some of the world's most beloved stories as well as a robust slate of original content ready to be discovered.
'The launch of Disney+ is a historic moment for our company that marks a new era of innovation and creativity,' said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. 'Disney+ provides an exceptional entertainment experience, showcasing our library of beloved movies, TV series and exclusive original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.'
As part of the launch, the service premiered its first original series and films including 'The Mandalorian,' the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series; 'Lady and the Tramp,' a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; 'Noelle,' an original holiday comedy film starring Anna Kendrick, 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,' the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the blockbuster film franchise; 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' docu-series from National Geographic; 'Marvel's Hero Project,' which celebrates extraordinary kids making a difference in their communities; 'Encore!,' executive produced by the multi-talented Kristen Bell; 'The Imagineering Story' 6-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated director Leslie Iwerks; short-form series 'Pixar IRL' and 'Disney Family Sundays;' and animated short film collections 'SparkShorts' and 'Forky Asks A Question' from Pixar Animation Studios.
Beginning November 15, most new episodes of each series will premiere on Fridays at 12:01 AM PT.
The Past, Present, and Future of Storytelling
The service provides viewers of all ages an unrivaled collection of new and library content from the world-class creators of The Walt Disney Company - the visionaries representing nearly a century of creativity from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.
Beginning today, subscribers can enjoy:
Subscribers will also have access to a burgeoning collection of 4K Ultra HD films including the first seven Star Wars movies available for the first time in this format, along with 'Hocus Pocus,' 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'Toy Story' 1-3, and more.
Best-in-Class Experience, Available Anywhere, Anytime
Disney+ offers subscribers high-quality and commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalized recommendations, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles. Additionally, parents have the ability to set Kids Profiles that create an easy -to-navigate interface to access age-appropriate content.
Consumers can subscribe to Disney+ directly at DisneyPlus.com or via in-app purchase from the following partner platforms and devices (dependent on country):
For a full list of supported devices visit here.
Amazing Entertainment, Amazing Value
For one low monthly (or annual) fee, Disney+ offers consumers of all ages a compelling entertainment offering and an amazing price-to-value proposition.
Starting today, consumers in the U.S. also have the opportunity to purchase a Disney bundle featuring Disney+, Hulu (with ads), and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, providing access to all of the Disney+ programming plus thousands of live sporting events, sports-themed original series and award-winning sports documentaries from ESPN+; as well as Hulu's award-winning original content and on-demand streaming library. To learn more about the Disney bundle visit here.
Today marks the beginning of the global rollout of Disney+, with expectations to launch in most major global markets within its first two years. Available now in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands, Disney+ will launch next week in Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico on November 19.
Announced earlier this month, on March 31, 2020, Disney+ will launch in markets across Western Europe - including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and a number of other countries in the region.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ is available on any internet-connected screen and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content including series 'The Mandalorian,' 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,' 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum,' and 'Encore!' and films 'Lady and the Tramp' and 'Noelle.' Alongside unprecedented access to Disney's incredible library of film and television entertainment and 30 seasons of 'The Simpsons,' the service is the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including 'Captain Marvel,' 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Aladdin,' 'Toy Story 4,' 'The Lion King,' 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,' 'Frozen 2,'and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.
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