A few months ago it was reported that Bob Iger had revealed that the Disney Streaming service would be called “Disney Play”. Days later it was clarified that it was just a term put together by Iger. Well now we have an official title.
During Disney’s Q3 earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the service will be called Disney Plus (Disney+).
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Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that Disney+ will be one of the company’s biggest, most important ventures in 2019. Beyond this, however, the report only seems to confirm what many already knew or suspected.
Captain Marvel, out in theaters this March, will be the first Marvel Studios production to be offered exclusively through Disney Plus, where other Disney projects poised to be box office heavyweight hits in 2019 Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, and live-action re-imaginings of The Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo will act as key selling points for the Disney service.
The service, however, will reportedly not be nearly as expensive as Netflix. The actual amount is currently unknown but the report seemed to indicate that the subscription fee will be significantly given the lighter content load. Hopefully, the price will be worth the content.
Iger mentioned with new content coming from Fox the studio will have more to create and offer. Disney already has a lot of content in development for the streaming service including live-action remakes of Lady And The Tramp, Sword In The Stone, Peter Pan as well as Noelle starring Anna Kendrick, Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, Stargirl, 3 Men And A Baby, Don Quixote, Timmy Failure, The Paper Magician, and Togo, amongst others. The service will also feature various series including Monsters Inc., High School Musical, The Mighty Ducks, Jon Favreau’s Star Wars project The Mandanlorian, A Cassian Andor series as well Marvel projects centered on Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and Bucky.
Disney+ will debut sometime in the Fall of 2019.