Disney to launch new streaming service


Elizabeth Boysen

Disney+ will be available to the public in late 2019.

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

From Hulu to Amazon, HBO and Apple TV, Netflix has many competitors in the TV and movie streaming business, but another streaming platform will be added to that list: Disney.

In late 2019, Disney will launch a new streaming service appropriately titled Disney+.

This service will contain many popular Disney movies and shows from the past, along with brand new Disney original shows and movies. The entertainment giant is severing ties with streaming services like Netflix, which explains why some people’s favorite DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movies) and shows have been removed from those other platforms. This content will now only be available through Disney+.

As for new shows and movies, Disney has already given the green light to films and TV shows based on some of its more popular existing franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar. Three shows based on Star Wars will be among the extensive content on Disney+.

A number of Marvel heroes and villains will also be making their way from theaters to TV screens. Disney is exploring a potential series based around Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, and one about Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.

As for the world of Pixar, Disney+ plans to start an animated series set in the world of “Monster’s Inc.” and a live-action series inspired by “High School Musical.” They also plan to make a live-action remake of “The Lady and the Tramp,” with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voicing the main characters and a new version of “The Sword in the Stone.”

Disney+ will not contain any R-rated films or shows, so it will be completely family friendly.  Disney+ will soon be ready for families to use all over the world, starting in late 2019.