Disney+ Debuts Nov. 12

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The long-anticipated launch of Disney’s streamer, Disney+, now has a date – November 12.

It also has a price — $6.99 a month.

Disney+ will hit the ground running with titles from such Disney-owned brands as Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and National Geographic. Disney also recently completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, further positioning the fledgling streamer to take on chief rival Netflix.

Among its strengths, Disney+ will have streaming exclusives to movies released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond. Films will include Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen 2, and Star Wars: Episode IX. The service will also have a streaming exclusive for all 30 seasons of The Simpsons. All told, the Disney+ library will have more than 7,500 television episodes and 500 films.

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In addition, Disney+ plans to introduce more than 25 original series and 10 original films in its first year, such as:

Marvel StudiosThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a live-action series, with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles: and Marvel’s What If …?, the first animated series from Marvel Studios, taking inspiration from the comic booksof the same title

Walt Disney Animation Studios Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary series about the making of the animated feature.

Pixar Animation StudiosToy Story-based projects, as well as Forky Asks a Question animated shorts and a short film Lamp Life.

National GeographicThe World According to Jeff Goldblum, a documentary series with the actor exploring the world of science and “a whole lot of big ideas”’; and Magic of the Animal Kingdom, a documentary series about the animal-care experts, veterinarians, and biologists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium.

Disney Television Animation – An animated film The Phineas and Ferb Movie (working title), which will feature many of the original voice cast from the TV series.

Previously announced titles include The Mandalorian, the first scripted live-action Star Wars series. Disney+ will also have an exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Loki, a Marvel Studios series starring Tom Hiddleston.

You can visit DisneyPlus.com to sign up for email updates about the service.

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