WATCH: Disney makes 3-hour trailer for Disney+ launch
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.
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.
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.”
It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) October 14, 2019
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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