The streaming service on the way from Disney reportedly won’t feature any R-rated content on the platform.
The New York Times has reported that Disney is choosing to focus on content that is suitable for all ages, keeping with the family-friendly theme of existing Disney shows and movies.
In a recent statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger said:
“Our first priority is going to be reaching our core Disney fan. We want to walk before we run when it comes to volume of content. We have to put enough on to make sense from a price-to-value relationship perspective.”
Iger also suggested that Disney’s streaming service may be cheaper than other services like Netflix, noting that the pricing will reflect the “lower volume” of content. Some of Disney’s biggest and most popular franchises will not be available on the new platform, including ‘Star Wars.’ This is because they have not been licensed to other distributors.
Iger spoke about the missing franchises, saying:
“The marketing will make clear that it’s not going to be on there. But ‘Star Wars’ movies that come out in 2019 and later, you’ll find them there.”
The new Disney streaming service is set to launch in 2019 and will feature a variety of TV shows and movies including a live-action Marvel show, an animated series based on the film ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and a ‘High School Musical’ television show. Additionally, Disney is working on a live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV show from ‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau.
Disney also has a few films in the works currently, including a ‘Lady and the Tramp’ remake, ‘The Paper Magician,’ a ‘Sword and the Stone’ remake, and ‘Timmy Failure.’