A Disney+ Teaser

(Above: ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian.’ Source: YouTube video)

In just two and a half months – November 16 – the much-anticipated Disney+ streamer will launch.

For $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually, subscribers will have access to thousands of films and TV shows from Disney studios, as well as Pixar, the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, and National Geographic.

In addition to those vast libraries, Disney+ promises such new series as Marvel’s Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In order to whet streamers’ appetites, Disney+ has released trailers for several marquee shows and films that will bow on November 16:

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Set five years after the climactic end of Return of the Jedi and before the emergence of the First Order, the live-action series follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter whose adventures take place far beyond the reach of the New Republic. The cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Bill Burr, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

This 10-episode mockumentary features a group of students at East High – the location for the original High School Musical movie – as they plan their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.”

Lady and the Tramp

This live-action film, about a pampered house dog who bonds with a rough-and-tumble stray, is a revamp of the 1955 animated classic. In addition to on-screen humans, the film features the voices of Tessa Thompson (Lady), Justin Theroux (The Tramp) and Sam Elliott (Trusty).


Santa Claus’ son Nick (Bill Hader) is stressed about having to take over Dad’s Christmas delivery route. When he disappears, sister Noelle (Anna Kendrick) searches for him in a race against the Christmas Eve clock. The film”s cast also includes Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine and Julie Hagerty.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

In this series, the inimitable Jeff Goldblum unleashes his intellectual curiosity on the everyday real world, uncovering the history and fascinating minutia of such things as sneakers, ice cream and tattoos.

You can register for Disney+ updates at preview.disneyplus.com.

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