Disney+: Everything We Know About The New Streaming Service

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More and more, people are getting their TV and movie content exclusively from streaming sources. While Netflix is clearly the undisputed king of the various streamers, several companies have begun to take their slice of the pie, and one of the most promising of those is the new service coming from the Walt Disney Company, simply titled Disney+.

With one of the most extensive catalogs of content, dating back almost 100 years, Disney has the potential to bring a lot of muscle to its new streaming service. Is it going to be worth it for you to add it to your existing options, or possibly even replace another service with it? Here's everything we know about Disney+ to help you make that decision.

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When Will Disney+ Launch And What Will It Cost?

Back in August of 2017 we first learned that Disney was planning to launch its own streaming service. From day one we knew that Disney was expecting a 2019 launch and as we moved closer to that date, we were told the service would come near the end of the calendar year. The service was also given an official name at the end of 2018, Disney+, a name that made sense considering that Disney's ESPN SVOD service used the same nomenclature. That was as much as we knew until a special Disney Investor's Day event in April of 2019, which finally gave us two key pieces of information.

Disney+ will launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019. Disney seemed to use U.S. and North America interchangeably during the announcement, so it looks like Canada will be getting the service at the same time. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial by using this link.

Western Europe will get Disney+ during a roll out that will start at the end of 2019 and go into early 2020. The Asia Pacific region will see Disney+ starting at the end of this year, but is expected to take into 2020 to fully complete. Eastern Europe and Latin America will begin to see Disney+ near the end of 2020.

The most exciting piece of information about Disney+ is the price. It will go for $6.99 a month, with an option to purchase a full year in advance for $69.99. That will make Disney+ about half the price of what Netflix now goes for, and it will be only one dollar more a month than what Hulu costs with ad support, and Disney+ will be ad free.

Following its purchase of Fox, Disney went forward and purchased the shares of streaming service Hulu that were owned by the other broadcast companies. This has allowed Disney to also offer a bundle option that will include Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu, for $12.99. This shakes out to basically getting one of the three services for free.

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How Can I Watch Disney+?

During Disney's Investor Day, the company made it clear that it wants Disney+ to have as wide a device footprint as possible, so that people using the service will have access to it on whatever device they want to use. The image above was used during the presentation and makes it clear that whether you have a Smart TV, a game console, or any other video streaming device, Disney wants the new service available on it.

At Disney's unveiling event, the company only confirmed that Roku TV, and Sony's PlayStation 4, were set to have the app. However, since then more devices were confirmed. The entire suite of Apple and Android products will include the app, including Chromecast. The Xbox One will also have access. The one major device that appears to not yet be confirmed is the Amazon Fire.

Of course, you'll also be able to watch on your home computer.

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How Will Disney+ Work?

If you're familiar with most existing streaming video apps, Disney+ doesn't look all that different. The app divides the content into five main categories, Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. You can select any one of them to be able to see a wider section of options in that category, but you can also view by genre or search for a specific title in order to find what you're looking for.

Over time, the service will learn your preferences based on what you watch, and so it will automatically recommend movies and shows you might want to see. To that end, multiple profiles can be created by different family members, which means each person will get their own set of recommendations.

On the technical side, content will be available in 4K HDR for those with compatible screens for viewing.

Another very cool feature is that the entire library of content will be available to download to your mobile device with no restrictions or limitations. This means if you're jumping on a plane or are going to be someplace else where you won't have wi-fi, you can download everything you need to keep watching while you're offline.

What Can I Watch On Disney+?

The short answer to that question is, a lot. With almost 100 years of material to draw from across multiple divisions, in movies and on television, Disney+ promises to launch with an incredible amount of timeless content, and continue adding to that as time goes on. Here's a breakdown of what we know is coming to the service.

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Disney Animation

Walt Disney released the studios first hand drawn animated feature in 1937, and ever since then, Disney has defined theatrical animation for generations. With the upcoming Frozen II, Disney will have its 58th theatrically released animated film, and 39 of those films will be available to watch on Disney+ on day one. This includes every movie in the "Disney vault," which are films that see their home releases routinely pulled from circulation before re-releasing a few years later.

In addition to the films that will be available on day one, more will be added over time, including Frozen II which was confirmed to hit the service in the summer of 2020.

Here's the complete list of confirmed Disney animated material that will be available on day one.

Walt Disney Animation Studios101 DalmatiansThe Adventures Of Icabod And Mr. ToadAladdinAlice in WonderlandThe AristocatsAtlantis: The Lost EmpireBambiBeauty and the BeastThe Black CauldronBig Hero 6BoltBrother BearChicken LittleCinderellaDinosaurDumboThe Emperor’s New GrooveFantasiaFantasia 2000The Fox and the HoundFrozenFun and Fancy FreeThe Great Mouse DetectiveHerculesHome on the RangeThe Hunchback of Notre DameThe Jungle BookLady and the TrampLilo and StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMeet the RobinsonsMelody TimeMoanaMulanOliver and CompanyPeter PanPinocchioPocahontasThe Princess and the FrogThe RescuersThe Rescuers Down UnderRobin HoodSaludos AmigosSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Sword in the StoneTangledThe Three CaballerosTreasure PlanetWinnie the PoohWreck-It RalphZootopiaTheatrical Releases (Not From WDAS)Doug's 1st MovieA Goofy MovieThe Jungle Book 2Piglet's Big MoviePooh's Heffalump MovieReturn to Never LandTeacher's PetThe Tigger MovieValiantThe WildDirect-To-Video Films101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureAladdin and the King of ThievesAladdin: Return of JafarAtlantis: Milo's ReturnBambi IIBeauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasThe Brave Little Toaster Goes to MarsThe Brave Little Toaster to the RescueBrother Bear 2Cinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeDucktales: The Treasure of the Lost LampAn Extremely Goofy MovieThe Fox and the Hound 2Kronk's New GrooveLady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchLeroy & StitchThe Lion King 1½The Lion King II: Simba's PrideThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMickey's Once Upon A ChristmasMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMulan IIPocahontas II: Journey to the New WorldPooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinRecess: All Growed DownRecess: School's OutRecess: Taking the 5th GradeSecret of the WingsStitch! The MovieTarzan & JaneTinker BellTinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueTinker Bell and the Lost TreasureWinnie the Pooh: Springtime With RooWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearAnimated SeriesThe Adventures of the Gummi BearsBonkersChip & Dale's Rescue RangersDarkwing DuckDougDucktales (1987)The Emperor's New SchoolGargoylesGoof TroopHercules: The Animated SeriesThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IILegend of the Three CaballerosLilo & Stitch: The SeriesThe Little MermaidThe Mighty Ducks: The Animated SeriesThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohQuack AttackRecessTalespinTeacher's PetTimon & PumbaaAnimated ShortsThe Band ConcertChef DonaldFlowers and TreesFrankenweenieInner WorkingsLend a PawThe Little WhirlwindLonesome GhostsMickey MouseOlaf's Frozen AdventurePluto's Christmas TreeSteamboat WillieThree Little PigsThe Wise Little Hen

In addition to the theatrically animated movies, a selection in the Disney+ app demonstration shown included an option to watch Mickey Mouse short films. Many of Disney's shorts will likely be included in the service, though we don't know what will be available day one and what will be coming later.

Finally, one brand new series related to Disney animation will be a documentary series titled Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II. No specific date was given for the series, but it was seen as part of the "Coming Soon" portion of the Disney app, which means it likely won't be a day one product. Though, since Frozen II is set to release shortly after Disney+ launches, we probably won't have too long to wait.

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Pixar is a much younger company that Walt Disney Animation, but it's just as loved by fans. Toy Story 4 marks the 21st Pixar animated feature. Pixar CCO Pete Doctor confirmed that the first 18 Pixar films will be day one releases for Disney+. Only Coco, Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 won't be available to view when Disney+ launches, but all three will be available by the end of the service's first year.

In addition to theatrical films, many of Pixar's shorts will also be available on the service. It appears that all of Pixar's theatrically released shorts, along with Red's Dream, The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. and Tin Toy, which were never put in theaters, will all be on the service on day one.

Several brand new Pixar projects were also announced for Disney+. Forky Asks a Question will see the newest member of the Toy Story crew, Forky, voiced by Tony Hale, coming to terms with his new existence as a toy. Each episode will see Forky ask the other toys in Bonnie's room about life's most difficult questions, such as, What is love? What is Time? and What is Cheese? Ten short episodes have been created and the series will be a day one addition to Disney+.

Bo Peep, the Toy Story character who returned to the fold in Toy Story 4 will be getting a Disney+ original short film. Lamp Life will tell the story of what happened to the character prior to the events of Toy Story 4.

Monsters at Work will be a new series dedicated to the world of Monsters Inc. Both Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their roles as Mike and Sully for the show. The series will follow the new Monsters Inc. after the events of the original film, as the monsters continue to gather their power needs by utilizing the Laugh Floor.

Finally, an unscripted series that takes a look behind the scenes of Pixar was also announced. It sounds to be a similar documentary project to the Frozen II series. No official title was given, but episodes will begin to arrive sometime in the first year and are expected to continue to be released into the future. Here's everything that you can watch on day one.

Feature FilmsBraveA Bug's LifeCarsCars 2Cars 3Finding DoryFinding NemoThe Good DinosaurThe IncrediblesInside OutMonsters UniversityMonsters, Inc.RatatouilleToy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3UpWall-EAnimated ShortsThe Adventures of Andre and Wally B.Air MaterAuntie EdnaBaoThe Blue UmbrellaBoundin'Burn-EDay & NightDug's Special MissionFor the BirdsGeorge & A.J.Geri's GameHawaiian VacationHeavy Metal MaterHiccupsJack-Jack AttackKnick KnackLavaThe Legend of Mor'duLiftedLouLa LunaLuxo Jr.Mater and the Ghost LightMater Private EyeMater The GreaterMike's New CarMonster Truck MaterPartly CloudyParty CentralPartysaurus RexPiperPrestoRadiator Springs 500 1/2Red's DreamRiley's First Date?Sanjey's Super TeamSmall FryTin ToyYour Friend the Rat

Captain Marvel


One of the most exciting things about Disney+ could be the idea that the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe might be available in one place. Being able to watch the entire story from Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame is the cinematic equivalent of spending your weekend reading comic books and drinking soda. However, it looks like the MCU won't be complete on Disney+, at least not early on.

Through the end of 2019 there will be a total of 24 movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of those 24, only seven will be available on day one, and only eight more are currently scheduled to be added within the first year. Here's the complete list of day one material...

Feature FilmsAnt-ManAvengers: Age of UltronCaptain MarvelGuardians of the GalaxyIron ManIron Man 3Marvel Studios: Assembling a UniverseThor: The Dark WorldAnimated SpecialMarvel Rising: Secret WarriorsPhineas and Ferb: Mission MarvelAnimated SeriesAvengers AssembleAvengers: Black Panther's QuestThe Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesAvengers: Ultron RevolutionThe Avengers: United They StandFantastic Four (1994)Fantastic Four: World's Greatest HeroesGuardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy: Mission BreakoutHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.Incredible Hulk (1996)Iron Man (1994)Iron Man: Armored AdventuresMarvel Rising: Secret WarriorsSilver SurferSpider-Man (1981)Spider-Man (1994)Spider-Man (2017)Spider-Man and His Amazing FriendsSpider-Man UnlimitedSpider-WomanUltimate Spider-ManWolverine and the X-MenX-Men (1992)X-Men: EvolutionLive Action SeriesInhumansAnimated ShortsMarvel Rising: InitiationMarvel Super Hero AdventuresMarvel's Ant-ManMarvel's Avengers: Secret WarsMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxyMarvel's Rocket & GrootMarvel's Spider-ManMarvel's Ultimate Comics

If this is truly the entire list of MCU films set for the first year, it leaves half of the films out for that time period. There may be existing licensing deals in place that will keep the films off Disney+, though it's always possible the company might continue working to make these movies available sooner than is currently announced. One also wonders if the two Spider-Man films will ever appear on Disney+, considering that they're actually Sony movies.

Several exclusive Marvel shows have also been confirmed for the service. Marvel Hero Project will follow young people who are trying to be real life heroes by affecting positive change in their communities. Marvel's 616 is an anthology documentary series that will explore Marvel's history of superhero characters and the historical, cultural, and societal context in which those heroes were created.

While several TV shows have been created over the years that had ties to the MCU, Disney+ will be the home of the first series specifically designed to extend the the story of several characters from the films. Three series have been officially announced. WandaVision will star Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany and follow the story of Wanda Maximoff and The Vision. Falcon and the Winter Solder will see Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up. The third confirmed series will center on Loki, who will be played by a returning Tom Hiddleston.

Another MCU related series will be What If...? This new animated series will explore how the MCU could have turned out differently if events had played out in other ways. The first episode has been confirmed to explore what would have happened if Peggy Carter had been given the Super Soldier Serum, and Steve Rogers had instead fought in World War II inside an armored suit created by Howard Stark. It sounds like in most, if not all cases, the MCU actors will return to voice their animated counterparts.

Marvel Hero Project will hit the service on day one, Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set for sometime in late 2020, and WandaVision and Loki are currently set for early 2021 release dates. What If...? is expected in mid-2021.

Star Wars


While the Star Wars film franchise predates Marvel movies by several decades, it was much slower to grow, and as such, the brand doesn't have quite as much legacy content to go on Disney+. The good news, however, is basically all of it will be on Disney+ within the first year. The original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will all be day one releases. The other three films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will all be on Disney+ by the end of the first year.

Two original Star Wars series have been announced for Disney+ as well. The Mandalorian will be a day one series which will star Pedro Pascal as a gun for hire in a period about five years after the events of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. Another, as yet untitled, series will act as a prequel to Rogue One and star Diego Luna, reprising his role of Cassian Andor, along with the voice of Alan Tudyk returning to give life to K-2SO.

The animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut a brand new season on Disney+ in February 2020. All previous seasons, as well as Lucasfilm's other animated series, Star Wars Rebels, are also confirmed for the platform and will arrive on day one.

Several nonfiction Star Wars series will also be coming to Disney+, and will, apparently, focus on the people who have helped bring the galaxy far, far away to life, such as those responsible for creating the sets and props. One documentary film, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, will also be on the service on day one. Here's the complete Lucasfilm day one list, as there will be one non-Star Wars related item on day one as well.

Feature FilmsRogue One: A Star Wars StoryStar Wars The Clone WarsStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Episode II: Attack of the ClonesStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithStar Wars Episode IV: A New HopeStar Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BacklStar Wars Episode VI: The Return of the JediStar Wars Episode VII: The Force AwakensWillowAnimated ShortsLEGO Star Wars: All-StarsLEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker AdventuresLEGO Star Wars: The Resistance RisesStar Wars: BlipsStar Wars Forces of DestinyStar Wars RebelsAnimated SeriesLEGO Star Wars: Droid TalesLEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker AdventuresStar Wars RebelsStar Wars ResistanceStar Wars The Clone WarsStar Wars The Clone Wars - The Lost MissionsTV SpecialsStar Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Clash of the SkywalkersStar Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Duel of the SkywalkersStar Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Escape From the Jedi TempleStar Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Race for the HolocronsStar Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Raid on CoruscantLive Action SeriesThe MandalorianDocumentary FilmEmpire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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Disney Live Action

Disney may have gotten its start as an animation studio but the company's live-action history is just as distinguished. Whether you're a fan of Disney's classic era or more focused on the more recent family adventures, a slate of over 30 live-action films were confirmed for the Disney+ launch, with several more, including some of this year's theatrical releases, set for the first year of the service.

There are classics here like Mary Poppins but there are also some less than blockbuster flicks. It's almost nice to see The Haunted Mansion and Muppets Most Wanted on here. They might not be everybody's favorite, but they're probably somebody's favorite, and it's good that Disney isn't trying to bury them. Here's everything that was confirmed for day one.

Walt Disney Pictures101 Dalmatians102 Dalmatians20,000 Leagues Under the SeaThe Absent-Minded ProfessorThe Adventures of Bullwhip GriffinThe Adventures of Huck FinnAfrican CatsAlice in Wonderland (2010)Aliens of the DeepAlmost AngelsAmerica's Heart and SoulAmyAnnie (1999)The Apple Dumpling GangThe Apple Dumpling Gang Rides AgainBabes in ToylandThe Barefoot ExecutiveBearsThe Bears and IBedknobs and BroomsticksThe BFGBenji the HuntedThe Biscuit EaterThe Black HoleBlackbeard's GhostBlank CheckBorn in ChinaCandleshoeThe Castaway CowboyThe Cat From Outer SpaceCheetahChimpanzeeThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The WardrobeThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianCollege Road TripThe Computer Wore Tennis ShoesConfessions of a Teenage Drama QueenThe Country BearsThe Crimson Wing: Mystery of the FlamingosDarby O Gill and the Little PeopleDavy Crockett: King of the Wild FrontierDavy Crockett and the River PiratesDeep BlueDumbo (2019)Eight BelowEmil and the DetectivesEscape to Witch Mountain (1975)The Finest HoursFirst KidFlight of the NavigatorFlubberFrank and OllieFreaky Friday (1977)Freaky Friday (2003)The Game PlanThe Great Muppet CaperThe Greatest Game Ever PlayedGreyfriars BobbyGusHannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds ConcertHannah Montana: The MovieThe Haunted MansionHeavyweightsHerbie: Fully LoadedHerbie Goes BananasHerbie Goes to Monte CarloHerbie Rides AgainHigh School Musical 3: Senior YearHocus PocusHoney, I Blew Up The KidHoney, I Shrunk the KidsIce PrincessI'll Be Home For ChristmasThe Incredible JourneyInspector GadgetInvincibleIron WillJames and the Giant PeachJonas Brothers: The 3D Concert ExperienceThe Journey of Natty GannJungle 2 JungleThe KidA Kid in King Arthur's CourtLady and the TrampThe Lizzie McGuire MovieThe Love BugMary PoppinsMeet the DeedlesMighty Joe YoungMillion Dollar DuckMiracleMonkey KingdomThe Muppet Christmas CarolThe Muppet MovieMuppet Treasure IslandThe MuppetsMuppets Most WantedMy Favorite MartianNational Treasure 2: Book of SecretsNewsies (1992)Newsies: The Broadway MusicalThe Nightmare Before ChristmasNoelleOld YellerOne Magic ChristmasOperation Dumbo DropThe PacifierThe Parent Trap (1961)The Parent Trap (1998)Pete's Dragon (1977)Pete's Dragon (2016)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPollyannaThe Prince and the Pauper (1962)The Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries II: Royal EngagementQueen of KatweThe Reluctant DragonRemember the TitansReturn from Witch MountainReturn to OzThe RocketeerThe RookieRookie of the YearRoving MarsSacred PlanetThe Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 3Saving Mr. BanksSecretariatThe Secret of the Magic GourdThe Shaggy D.A.The Shaggy Dog (1959)The Shaggy Dog (2006)The Sign of ZorroShipwreckedSnowball ExpressSnow DogsThe Story of PerriThe Story of Robin HoodThe Strongest Man in the WorldSwiss Family Robinson (1940)Swiss Family Robinson (1960)Tall TaleThat Darn Cat (1965)That Darn Cat (1997)Those CallowaysThe Three Musketeers (1993)Tom and HuckTrail of the PandaTreasure IslandTreasure of the MatecumbreTronTron: LegacyTrue Life Adventures: The African LionTrue Life Adventures: Jungle CatTue Life Adventures: Living DesertTrue Life Adventures: Secrets of LifeTrue Life Adventures: White WildernessTuck EverlastingThe Ugly DachshundUnidentified Flying OddballThe Vanishing PrairieWaking Sleeping BeautyWhispers: An Elephant's TaleWhite FangWho Framed Roger RabbitWillowWings of LifeThe Young Black StallionHollywood PicturesCamp NowhereJackWhile You Were SleepingTouchstone10 Things I Hate About YouDan in Real LifeKazaamLife with MikeySister ActSister Act 2: Back in the HabitThree Men and a BabyThree Men and a Little LadyTurner & HoochDirect-To-VideoHoney, We Shrunk OurselvesInspector Gadget 2The Jungle Book: Mowgli's StoryRichie Rich's Christmas WishSanta Paws 2: The Santa PupsSuper BuddiesTV Movies12 Dates of ChristmasCasebustersThe Christmas StarFuzzbucketThe Ghosts of Buxley HallJustin Morgan Had a HorseLife-Size 2Miracle at MidnightThe Mistle-TonesMr. BoogedyRuby BridgesSammy the Way-Out SealSnowglobeSultan and the RockstarTeen SpiritThree DaysTV SeriesBoy Meets WorldDisney's Fairy Tale WeddingsEncore!High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesThe MuppetsSmart GuyTV SpecialsDecorating Disney: Holiday MagicDocumentary/ShortOne Day at Disney

In addition to the back catalog, several DIsney+ original live-action movies were confirmed for the first year of the service. Noelle will star Anna Kendrick as the daughter of Santa Claus. When her brother, the heir to Santa, goes missing, she'll go into the real world to find him. The movie is confirmed for "soon" after the launch of Disney+, and considering it's a holiday movie, may be the first addition to the launch lineup.

Timmy Failure is a new movie based on a series of children's books that's being directed by Spotlight director Tom McCarthy. Stargirl is based on a New York Times best selling YA novel that will star America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal. Neither of these films was given a launch window, so they may be a ways out.

Togo will follow the Alaskan diptheria outbreak of the 1920s and the chain of sled dogs that raced medication to the effected area. Disney Studios President Sean Bailey said this one was set for "a little after launch." Willem Dafoe stars.

The latest Disney live-action remake will be Lady and the Tramp. Using live actors combined with the same CGI animation that brought the new Lion King to life, this one promises to be special for Disney fans. The film will be available at launch.

Encore! will be executive produced by Kristen Bell and will be an unscripted series where she helps reunite old classmates who used to perform together in high school. The Imagineering Story will be a documentary series from Leslie Iwerks, the granddaughter of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, which looks at the people who help bring Disney theme park attractions to life. Its first episode will debut on day one.

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National Geographic

National Geographic has a history that actually predates Disney, but with the acquisition of Fox, the brand is now the property of the Walt Disney Company, and with it comes hundreds of hours of material to bolster Disney+.

There's an extensive list of National Geographic content coming to the service. Exactly which of these series and films will be available day one was not made clear, but here's what you'll find after the service launches

Feature FilmsBefore the FloodFree SoloJaneScience FairTV FilmsApollo: Missions to the MoonAtlantis RisingDiana: In Her Own WordsExpedition Mars: Spirit & OpportunityThe FloodInto the Grand CanyonKingdom of the Blue WhaleMiracle Landing on the HudsonParis to PittsburghTV SeriesBrain GamesDog Whisperer With Cesar MillanDr. K's Exotic Animal ERDr. Oakley, Yukon VetDrain the OceansGordon Ramsay: UnchartedGreat MigrationsHostile PlanetThe Incredible Dr. PolKingdom of the White WolfLife Below ZeroLost Treasures of the MayaOrigins: The Journey of HumankindRocky Mountain Animal RescueWild YellowstoneTV SpecialsBizarre DinosaursBreaking2Earth LiveEaster Island UnsolvedGiants of the Deep BlueHow Dogs Got Their ShapesJourney to Shark EdenKingdom of the Apes: Battle LinesThe Lost Tomb of Alexander the GreatMan Among CheetahsMars: Inside SpaceXMission to the SunPlanet of the BirdsSea of Hope: America's Underwater TreasuresSecrets of Christ's Tomb: Explorer SpecialSecrets of the King CobraSharks of Lost IslandStonehenge Decoded: Secrets RevealedTitanic: 20 Years Later With James CameronTree Climbing LionsWinged Seduction: Birds of ParadiseWorld's Greatest Dogs

In addition, two brand new Disney+ original shows were confirmed. The World According to Jeff Goldblum will follow the insatiably curious actor as he investigates seemingly mundane objects to find the history and science behind them. It will debut on Disney+ on day one. The second series is titled Magic of the Animal Kingdom, and it will follow the biologists, veterinarians, and other animal care experts who work at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Sea Base Aquarium at Epcot.

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The Disney Channel

The Disney Channel has been around for over 30 years and in that time it has created an impressive number of original series and movies. At launch, it may be largest single segment of content on the site, as over 5,000 episodes of series and over 100 original movies will debut on Disney+. Here's what's confirmed for just the first day.

Live Action MoviesAdventures in BabysittingAlley Cats StrikeAvalon HighBad Hair DayBrink!Buffalo DreamsCadet KellyCamp RockCamp Rock 2: The Final JamCan of WormsThe Cheetah GirlsThe Cheetah Girls 2The Cheetah Girls: One WorldCloud 9The Color of FriendshipCow BellesDadnappedDen BrotherDescendantsDescendants 2Don't Look Under the BedDouble TeamedEddie's Million Dollar Cook-OffThe Even Stevens MovieFreaky Friday (2018)FrenemiesFull-Court MiracleGeek CharmingGeniusGet a ClueGirl vs. MonsterGo FigureGoing to the MatGood Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!Gotta Kick It Up!HalloweentownHalloweentown II: Kalabar's RevengeHalloweentown HighHatching PeteHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical 2Horse SenseHoundedHow to Build a Better BoyInvisible SisterThe Jennie ProjectJohnny Kapahala: Back on BoardJohnny TsunamiJump In!Jumping ShipKim PossibleLemonade MouthLet It ShineLife Is RuffThe Luck of the IrishMinutemenMiracle in Lane 2Mom's Got a Date With a VampireMotocrossedNow You See It...Once Upon a MattressThe Other MePhantom of the MegaplexPixel PerfectThe Poof PointPrincess Protection ProgramQunitsRead It and WeepReady to RunReturn to HalloweentownRight on TrackA Ring of Endless LightRip GirlsThe Scream TeamSharpay's Fabulous AdventureSkyrunnersSmart HouseStarstruckStepsister From Planet WeirdStuck in the SuburbsThe Suite Life MovieThe SwapTangled: Before Ever AfterTeen Beach MovieTeen Beach Movie 2The Thirteenth YearTiger CruiseTwitchesTwitches TooTru Confessions'Twas the NightThe Ultimate Christmas PresentUnder The Sea: A Descendants Short StoryUp, Up, and AwayVampirinaWendy Wu: Homecoming WarriorWizards of Waverly Place: The MovieThe Wizards Return: Alex vs. AlexYou Lucky DogYou Wish!ZappedZenon: Girl of the 21 CebturyZenon: The ZequelZenon: Z3ZombiesLive Action TV SeriesAndi MackBest Friends WheneverBizaardvarkBug Juice: My Adventures at CampCoop & Cami Ask the WorldCrash & BernsteinEven StevensThe Evermoor ChroniclesFast LayneGirl Meets WorldGood Luck CharlieHannah MontanaHannah Montana ForeverJesseJonasKickin' ItLab RatsLab Rats: Bionic IslandLab Rats: Elite ForceLizzy McGuireOut of the BoxPhil of the FutureRaven's HomeShake It UpSo WeirdStuck in the MiddleThe Suite Life of Zack and CodySuite Life on DeckSydney to the MaxThat's So RavenViolettaWizards of Waverly PlaceAnimated MoviesAmphibiaKim Possible Movie: So the DramaPhineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd DimensionThe Proud Family MovieAnimated SeriesBig City GreensBig Hero 6: The SeriesThe Book of PoohDucktales (2017)Elena of AvalorFancy NancyGravity FallsHandy MannyPhineas and FerbJake and the Neverland PiratesKim PossibleThe Lion GuardLittle EinsteinsMickey and the Roadster RacersMickey Mouse ClubhouseMilo Murphy's LawMuppet Babies (2018)My Friends Tigger & PoohThe Proud FamilyPJ MasksPuppy Dog PalsRapunzel's Tangled AdventureThe ReplacementsTangled: The SeriesTron: Uprising

In addition to seeing every episode of the Phineas and Ferb animated series on day one, a brand new Phineas and Ferb movie was also announced. It will see the brothers attempt to rescue their sister Candice, who has been abducted by space aliens.

The most meta new series coming to Disney+ has to be High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Rather than being a sequel or a straight remake of the original High School Musical, the new series will follow kids at the high school where the High School Musical movies were filmed, as they attempt to put on a performance of High School Musical: The Musical. It hopes to bring together fans of the original films and new fans as well. The first episode will hit Disney+ on day one.

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While not being a separate section of the Disney+ app, Several TV series and movies that were purchased along with 21st Century Fox are also confirmed for the service. It would seem these will all be considered Disney shows and movies going forward, at least as far as the app menu is concerned.

The biggest announcement was the fact that 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be viewable on Disney+ on day one. The complete list of day one confirmed titles of both TV and movies is:

Feature FilmsAvatarDoctor Doolittle (1998)Diary of a Wimpy KidFlickaGarfield: A Tail of Two KittiesHome AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkHome Alone 3Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)MillionsMiracle on 34th Street (1947)Never Been KissedThe SandlotThe Sound of MusicThumbelina (1994)TV SeriesThe SimpsonsAnimated ShortsIce Age: The Great Egg-Scapade

By the end of the first year Disney+ expects to have 7,500 episodes of current and library television and over 500 theatrically released films, in addition to all the original content being made for the service. That means there's a lot more on the way than what has been confirmed so far. While that's still a far cry from the size of the library that a competitor like Netflix has, Disney+ looks to have a level of quality in that library that may be impossible to beat.

Be sure to bookmark this guide, as we'll be keeping it updated with new information about Disney+ as it becomes available!

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian. Armchair Imagineer. Epcot Stan. Future Club 33 Member.