Disney+: What to know about price, release date, shows and more!

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If you love all things Disney, you're probably counting down the days until the launch of Disney+, the Walt Disney Company's streaming service coming out late this year.

Click here to visit the official Disney+ website. In the meantime, here's everything you need to know ahead of the big launch.


Disney+ (pronounced "Disney Plus") is the upcoming streaming service that will be the home for much of the content created by The Walt Disney Company. It will include content from Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, National Geographic and more. It will offer thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies.


The Walt Disney Company announced at its investor relations meeting on April 11 that the streaming service would cost just $6.99/month. A Variety reporter wrote on Twitter that there were gasps in the room when the price was announced.

If you opt for the annual fee, it's $69.99 per year (which is the equivalent about $5.83/month).

One more price option was announced at the August investor meeting: You can get Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ bundled for $12.99/month.


Disney+ will launch on Nov. 12, 2019. In case you want to know exactly how many days away that is, the Disney+ official website has a countdown.


Profile: Disney+ users will be able to create a custom avatar for their personalized profile. And yes, the avatars will be characters from the Disney library.

Downloading: There will be an option to download Disney+ content so you can watch it whenever you're outside of internet coverage, the company announced.


New series available on Disney+ include fun cartoons, live-action epics and non-fiction shows that explore the Disney franchise and the world around us.

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Here's what you can expect to see when the Disney+ streaming service launches on Nov. 12.

New Marvel shows

There's no shortage of reasons for Marvel fans to get excited about Disney+ with three new series that follow some of your favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. "Loki" will star Tom Hiddleston. "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" will star Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and "WandaVision" will star Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.

At D23, Disney announced more Marvel series for the streamer: "SHE-HULK," "Ms. Marvel" and "Moon Knight."

New Star Wars shows

"The Mandalorian" will be the first-ever scripted live-action "Star Wars" show. It will be directed by Jon Favreau. In addition, there will be a yet-to-be titled series about Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. Disney+ will also be the exclusive home for new episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

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Watch the trailer for "The Mandalorian," a Lucasfilm series coming in November to the Disney+ streaming service.

More original television series:

Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their "Monsters Inc." roles as Mike and Sully for the series "Monsters At Work."

Disney+ will also be the start of something new for the Wildcats of East High School with "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series."

"The World According to Jeff Goldblum" will be a National Geographic documentary series that, according to Disney, "pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and a whole lot of big ideas."

The Muppets are back with "MUPPETS NOW," a short-form unscripted series that will be exclusive to the streamer.

In "Magic of the Animal Kingdom," we'll meet the people who take care of the animals at the Disney Parks every day.

Hilary Duff is set to return for a "Lizzie McGuire" reboot, Disney announced at its D23 fan convention.

"Encore!" reunites a group of classmates for a real-life encore, giving them the chance to perform the same musical they performed during their high school theater years. The series, helmed by executive producer Kristen Bell, will premiere on Disney+ at launch.

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Watch the trailer for "Encore!", which will premiere later this year on Disney+.

"One Day at Disney" docu-series for Disney+

Disney is pulling back the curtain to tell the stories of its employees (known as "cast members") across the globe in "One Day at Disney," a book and companion docu-series that will stream exclusively on Disney Plus, the company's upcoming streaming platform.

Here's how Disney described the book: "On February 21 of this year, nearly 80 different photo shoots took place all around the globe, as Disney dispatched photographers to capture images of employees and cast members who drive creativity and innovation at The Walt Disney Company. From Shanghai Disneyland and ESPN to Pixar and even the set of ABC's Modern Family, these dazzling photographs-and the memorable stories behind them-will be featured in the hardbound, collectible book, written by Bruce Steele and now available for pre-order."

The docu-series, which will premiere on Dec. 3, chronicles everybody from the Disney Imagineer who helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to life to the actor playing Rafiki in the Madrid production of Disney on Broadway's "The Lion King."

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The "One Day at Disney" docu-series on Disney Plus will shine a light on some of the talented men and women bringing Disney's most beloved stories to life.


In August, Disney announced four movies will get a "reimagined" reboot:
"Home Alone"
"Night at the Museum"
"Cheaper By the Dozen"
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

"Lady and the Tramp:" One of the latest live-action remakes of an animated Disney classic will be available right at launch.

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Watch the trailer for Disney's re-imagined version of "Lady and the Tramp," coming in November to the Disney+ streaming service.

"Noelle": Disney+ has something for everyone, and that includes fans of Christmas and holiday movies. "Noelle" will star Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and more.

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Watch the trailer for "Noelle," which will be released exclusively on Disney+ at launch.

"Timmy Failure:" The new original Disney movie will debut on the platform within the first year. It's directed by Tom McCarthy, who won an Oscar for his work on the screenplay for "Spotlight."

"The Phineas and Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe:" Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all -- including starring in a movie on Disney+. The new adventure will feature many of the original voice cast.

"Stargirl:" The new film is based on the beloved 2000 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli.

"Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2:" This will be a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Frozen" sequel, which hits theaters in November.

"Secret Society of Second-Born Royals:" Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Skylar Astin gave fans a first look at the Disney+ exclusive film's logo during the D23 Expo.


"Lamp Life:" This will be an animated Pixar short about Bo Peep. "Forky Asks a Question" will be an animated Pixar short series.


All 2019 releases will be available on Disney+, the company announced. "Captain Marvel," the first Disney movie to hit theaters this year, will be available starting on the first day of the service.

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It had previously been announced that the entire Disney Studios library would be available on Disney+. This includes the Disney Vault. With the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the library will feature 500 films, including Fox titles such as "The Sound of Music" and "The Princess Bride."

Television shows

There will be more than 7,500 television episodes, including "Malcolm in the Middle." Disney already announced that this includes all 30 seasons of "The Simpsons," which will only be available for streaming on Disney+.


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