Disney says its new video streaming service will launch in the United States on November 12.
That is cheaper than rival Netflix, which charges $13 per month for its most popular streaming plan.
"A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future", Feige said during his presentation of various Marvel Disney+ originals in the works for the streaming service, including WandaVision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, and Marvel's first animated series What If.
"We believe that is the best way for this to succeed", he went on, referring not just to the content offerings on Disney+ but the bullish numbers that Disney is projecting for the service: between 60 and 90 global subscribers by 2024, the same year that Disney expects the service to be profitable. The event also featured presentations by Michael Paull, president, Disney Streaming Services; Randy Freer, chief executive officer, Hulu; Russell Wolff, executive vice president and general manager, ESPN+; Uday Shankar, president, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and chairman, Star and Disney India; Ricky Strauss, president, Content and Marketing, Disney+; and Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+.
But Disney Plus will be able to draw upon a library of revered films dating back several decades while it also forges into original programming. The deal strengthened what was already the entertainment industry's most enviable array of brands, with Fox's National Geographic among the announced Disney+ elements.
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Some new Disney movies, such as a Lady and the Tramp remake, will go directly to the Disney+ app. They will be taking advantage of that creative freedom that Disney+ offers exploring the MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with our favourite characters over multiple episodes. Apple has not yet said how much its service will cost or when exactly it will launch.
The studio will play show-and-tell with investors on Thursday, amid what promises to be a banner year for Disney at the box office - thanks to "Avengers", "Toy Story" and "Star Wars" sequels, as well as a new version of "The Lion King" - and a major theme-park expansion with the opening of Star Wars Land sure to lengthen queue lines this spring.
Indeed, Disney used the day to showcase all the ways in which it is the world's biggest entertainment company, with tentacles and entities that expand around the globe. The first 30 seasons of "The Simpsons" will now stream exclusively on Disney Plus.
Nevertheless, at the risk of mixing sci-fi metaphors, Disney CEO Robert Iger's determination to boldly explore this new frontier represents a leap into an arena that remains filled with unknowns.
Plus, Disney+ will be home to more than 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel series (including shows like Lizzie McGuire, Kim Possible, and That's So Raven) and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies. That's a whopping amount of content, and the library is only expected to grow year over year. It remains to be seen when it will come to Canada and other countries.