The Rush of Disney Plus

The Rush of Disney Plus

Natalie Nevins, Features Editor

On November 12th 2019, Disney launched what could be considered the future of the Disney company and one of the most unique streaming services to date. 

Disney Plus contains almost all of the content that the company has ever created or bought, and it has developed into a serious rival for other streaming services including Netflix and Apple TV Plus. 

Disney Plus costs $7 a month in the United States or $70 for a full year, and is significantly cheaper than its competition. Not only is it half the price of HBO Now, but Disney Plus can be considered a discount in comparison to Netflix’s $9 a month fee. In addition, Disney worked out a deal with Verizon to give carrier’s unlimited wireless customers a year free of cost. 

Included in Disney Plus are theatrical works from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, and Disney’s own studios. The new streaming service also offers all 30 seasons of The Simpsons as a quirky bonus. 

Content available to watch includes Captain Marvel, Avengers End Game, and a multitude of other films relating to the Marvel Universe. To add, Disney Plus includes the entire film library of Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney Vault lines of classic hand drawn movies such as Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and many more. 

Disney Channel Originals also fill up the streaming service ranging from High School Musical to Descendants 3. Disney Plus also offers a wide array of Disney Channel shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, and Good Luck Charlie. 

As a result, the blockbuster movies that originally were released on Netflix, will now be available on Disney Plus. This means that new content released theatrically in 2019 from Disney will no longer be streamed on Netflix but will exclusively be featured on Disney Plus instead. 

Overall, the launch was a huge success, gaining over 10 million registrations in a little over a day, and should continue to gain sign ups from avid Disney fans across the world as it expands to Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific in the coming years.