Last month, it was revealed that The Walt Disney Company would be pulling all of their films from Netflix as they prepare to launch their own streaming service. Now, new details on the Disney streaming service have been revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, including that the films of both Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios will be present on the app.
“We’re going to launch big, and we’re going to launch hot,” Iger said, confirming that the service will arrive in late 2019. “It will have the entire output of the studio, animation, live action at Disney, including Pixar, Star Wars and all the Marvel films.”
Iger also revealed that content will be made exclusively for the streaming service, including original series and original feature films. Pricing for the service wasn’t mentioned just yet but Iger said,“We intend to get more specific about that in the months ahead.”
The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly-anticipated movies. Disney will also make a significant investment in an annual slate of original movies, TV shows, short-form content and other Disney-branded exclusives for the service. Additionally, the service will feature a vast collection of library content, including Disney and Pixar movies and Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD television programming. All told, around 500 films from the Disney library will be present on the service along with nearly 7,000 episodes of Disney television.
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