We’ve known for quite some time that The Walt Disney Company is on the verge of giving us a streaming service and now have learned that it will be titled Disney+. his is a small change from the name of Disney Play which had previously been reported. The official name was revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger during the Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call. The name falls in line with other Disney services such as ESPN’s streaming service titled ESPN+. T
I think the best part is we can finally stop vaguely calling it Disney’s upcoming streaming service and share a title for the product. The name isn’t the only thing which Iger shared today. While we already knew that Jon Favreau is giving us ‘The Mandalorian’ and Marvel is giving us a ‘Loki’ and ‘Scarlet Witch’ series with others potentially in the works, we’re going to get another “Star Wars” title as well with a prequel series to ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ being in the works.
For those interested in non-genre features, their Christmas movie with Anna Kendrick (‘Up in the Air,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’) called ‘Noelle’ and a remake of ‘Lady and the Tramp’ is in the works. Also, we’ll see a series which follows the workers who plan and staff both Walt Disney World and Disneyland give a behind-the-scenes look at the parks as well.
Another bonus which was revealed is that once the Fox merger closes, it sounds like some of the content from National Geographic will also make its way to the service.
A release date was yet to be announced though more services are said to be revealed in the April investor event for the company which will likely include a launch date, more shows, and official pricing as well. While Iger did say that pricing would be discussed on the April call, he didn’t verify that the full plans would be revealed. Potentially, a list of devices which the Disney+ app will be available at launch that would also be beneficial. Hopefully, they’ll also announce which shows and films won’t be immediately available due to pre-existing contracts for where their content can be streamed on release.
Are you excited for Disney+ to officially launch next year? What do you think about the final name which was chosen? Do you feel that there are any make or break terms for you subscribing to the service? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Cinema Blend