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Disney+ Launches in the U.S., Canada and The Netherlands

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Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launched today in the U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands. With nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, Disney+ is the exclusive home for some of the world’s most beloved stories as well as a robust slate of original content ready to be discovered.

“The launch of Disney+ is a historic moment for our company that marks a new era of innovation and creativity,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney+ provides an exceptional entertainment experience, showcasing our library of beloved movies, TV series and exclusive original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.”

As part of the launch, the service premiered its first original series and films including The Mandalorian, the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series (watch a new clip below); Lady and the Tramp, a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; Noelle, an original holiday comedy film starring Anna Kendrick, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the blockbuster film franchise; The World According to Jeff Goldblum docu-series from National Geographic; Marvel’s Hero Project, which celebrates extraordinary kids making a difference in their communities; Encore!, executive produced by the multi-talented Kristen Bell; The Imagineering Story six-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated director Leslie Iwerks; short-form series Pixar IRL and Disney Family Sundays; and animated short film collections SparkShorts and Forky Asks A Question from Pixar Animation Studios.

Beginning November 15, most new episodes of each series will premiere on Fridays at 12:01 AM PT.

Beginning today, subscribers can enjoy:

  • Timeless animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Walt Disney Signature Collection, created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney – including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and more.
  • Three of the four highest-grossing films of all time: Avengers: Endgame, Avatar, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Thirty seasons of the 11-time Emmy Award-winning series The Simpsons.
  • Hit films from Marvel Studios, including Avengers: Endgame, as well as Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 2, Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Ant-Man.
  • Thousands of episodes from hit Disney Channel and Disney Junior series such as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Kim Possible, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, PJ Masks, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates along with more than 100 Disney Channel Original Movies including Descendants, High School Musical, and Camp Rock.
  • 18 of Pixar Animation Studios’ groundbreaking fan favorite movies including Wall-E, Up, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Inside Out and Brave, as well as all of Pixar’s beloved theatrical shorts such as the Academy Award-winning Bao and Sanjay’s Super Team.
  • Over 400 hours of content from National Geographic, including the critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary Free Solo and the streaming debut of Science Fair.
  • All six of the original classic Star Wars films released between 1977-1999, in addition to recent blockbusters Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. By the end of 2020, the entire Skywalker saga will be available on the service.
  • Marvel television series from the 1970s to present day including X-Men, Spider-Man, and Marvel’s Runaways.
  • Subscribers will also have access to a burgeoning collection of 4K Ultra HD films including the first seven Star Wars movies available for the first time in this format, along with Hocus Pocus, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Toy Story 1-3, and more.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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