Disney’s new streaming service will launch in November

The Walt Disney Company has announced a Nov. 12 launch of its new streaming service, Disney+.

With original series and films not unlike Netflix, the cost for Disney+ will come at a smaller monthly price tag than Netflix: $6.99. The new streaming service will include movies, documentaries and original content from the Disney properties of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. 

Disney+ will release 10 original films, documentaries and specials as well as 25 new series in its first year, the company promises investors. Among those will be a documentary on the making of Frozen 2, which will be released 10 days after the launch of the new streaming service.  

Disney+ will also be the home to some Fox Studios content, like all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons,” and family-friendly movies, “The Sound of Music” and “The Princess Bride,” the company says in a release on its investor website. 

Disney+ will be available on mobile devices, smart TVs, gaming consoles and streaming media players, the company says. 

A website launched to keep interested families apprised of Disney+ news now includes a countdown clock to the launch of the new service. Parents can click on the “Keep Me Updated” link to enter an email for information when the streaming service becomes available to order. 

New series and documentaries coming to Disney+:

  • Toy Story-based projects “Forky Asks a Question,” an animated short series, and the short film “Lamp Life”
  • “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” a documentary 
  • “Monsters at Work,” from Pixar
  • Live action “Lady and the Tramp”
  • “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” from Marvel Studios
  • “Loki,” from Marvel Studios
  • “WandaVision” from Marvel Studios
  • “Marvel’s What If…?” from Marvel Studios
  • “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” from National Geographic
  • “Magic of the Animal Kingdom”
  • “The Phineas and Ferb Movie” (working title)
  • “The Mandalorian,” a Star Wars series
  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” a Star Wars series
  • “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” 
  • “Be Our Chef,” nonfiction series
  • An untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series
  • “Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies,” the working title of a documentary series
  • …and many more!

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