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WATCH: Disney makes 3-hour trailer for Disney+ launch

/ 12:18 PM October 16, 2019
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Image: Twitter/@disneyplus

How to best capture the depth of content available in Disney+ to be released on Nov. 12?

The Mouse House put together a trailer filled with 10- to 20-second snippets to show it can compete with, or complement, established offerings from Netflix, Amazon Video and others. Covering 82 years of Disney output — Disney+ launches on Nov. 12, Tuesday, with 629 shows and movies.

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That’s the message clearly received by Disney’s social media followers, after the Disney+ Twitter account (@disneyplus) listed “basically everything” coming to the service upon its US debut.

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Those range from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), “Pinocchio” and “Swiss Family Robinson” (1940) to 2019’s exclusive new “Lady and the Tramp” and “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.”

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While the 1970 animated movie “Spider-Woman” might be in there, several other-high profile projects from Disney-owned Marvel Studios remain absent.

Those include the two Marvel Cinematic Universe “Spider-Man” films, the “Captain America” trilogy, “Thor” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” most of the “Avengers” ensemble movies, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Iron Man 2.” By the same token, “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 3” are present, as are “Ant-Man,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Those and other omissions seem to be down to existing licensing deals with other streaming platforms.

Some, like “The Incredible Hulk” and the “Spider-Man” movies, are absent because Universal and Sony Pictures respectively are currently in charge of distribution.

Disney+ launches Nov. 12 in the US and Canada, while the Australia and New Zealand launch is set for Nov. 19.

Subscription costs $6.99 (around P162) per month or $69.99 (around P3620) per year. It also allows four simultaneous streams per account, undercutting Netflix’s basic tier offer.  CL /ra

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