Warhammer: Chaosbane – 2nd Beta Launch Trailer

Play as the Dwarf Slayer or the Wood Elf Waywatcher, and explore the streets of Praag after slaying the daemons of Nuln in the 2nd Private Beta, available now to April 24.

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2019-04-22 18:01:48

Everything Available On Disney+ At Launch

Disney+ will debut this year with a number of new shows and movies available at launch. The Walt Disney Company announced its hotly awaited streaming platform Disney+ to a flurry of headlines and excited fan responses. With the service set to launch in North America on November 12, with staggered releases internationally, the $6.99 a month ad-free platform seems guaranteed to be a huge hit. It may also present the first real competition that undisputed streaming giant Netflix has ever faced.

When Netflix got into making original programming, it benefitted greatly from being most people’s go-to platform for watching the stuff they already loved, and while Netflix’s subscriber numbers have risen and its own films and TV shows have gone great, by and large, they are still best known as the place to stream old episodes of Friends. That’s where their audience loyalty lies.

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So, in that aspect, Disney has already won half the battle because they’re the home of some of the past century of Hollywood’s most beloved properties, even without the substantial acquisitions like Marvel Studios, Star Wars, and the recent Fox deal. Netflix has a head start in terms of sheer quantity of content, but Disney+ has already promised that by the end of their first year, they will house more than 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV, which is extremely impressive.

Not every show and movie owned by Disney will be immediately available in the Disney+ library due to various rights issues and licensing agreements still in place with other platforms, but the aim is for the streaming service to be the ultimate and completely comprehensive home of the company’s historic output.

Here is a more detailed look at what we know will be available on Disney+ on the day of launch, both new and old.

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Arguably the most anticipated original Disney+ series of the lot, The Mandalorian represents the historic first step into live-action television for Star Wars (not including the ill-fated Star Wars Holiday Special or Ewok Adventure TV movies). With Jon Favreau (The Lion King) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) at the helm, the directors attached to the first season include Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi and actress Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom). Set before the rise of the First Order and after the fall of the Galactic Empire, the series will follow a lone gunfighter “in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”. The all-star cast includes Pedro Pascal in the lead, as well as Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, and none other than Werner Herzog. The Mandalorian will be available on Disney+ for its November 12th launch.

When the Disney Channel screened the TV movie High School Musical in 2006, few could have predicted how big a deal it would be. It became the most watched Disney Channel Original Movie upon its premiere, its soundtrack was the highest selling album of the year, it spawned two sequels (one of which got a theatrical release), and it helped to make Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens bona fide stars. The ten-episode scripted series that will premiere on Disney+ has been described as a meta take on the material, centering on a group of students who are performing their own production of High School Musical. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will be available on Disney+ for its November 12th launch.

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Disney got its start as a company making animated shorts and that tradition has continued throughout their many decades of business, winning them many Oscars and introducing future animation stars to the world. Disney+ will be home to many new animated shorts from the company: These include SparkShorts, the short films of Pixar, “designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio”; and Forky Asks a Question, a series of shorts focusing on the newest star of the upcoming Toy Story 4. (Lamp Life, another Toy Story shorts series, this time focusing on the return of Bo Peep and filling in on where she’s been since Toy Story 2, will premiere at a later date).

The Good Place and Frozen star Kristen Bell will be the executive producer on this documentary about a group of former high school musical cast members who reunite to perform the shows they did as teenagers. Imagine High School Musical with a nostalgic twist. Encore! promises help from Broadway’s best and big performances of some musical classics. Encore! will be available on Disney+ for its November 12th launch.

The work of Disney’s Imagineers has helped to craft decades of the company’s most beloved and iconic theme park attractions. With Disneyland and its various theme park siblings launching into a new era of industry-wide domination thanks to the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, it makes sense that Disney+ would want to focus in on that work, if only for promotional purposes (it’s also a proud part of Disney’s history as Walt Disney himself would present television specials that promoted the park and his various enterprises, winning him a few Emmys along the way). This documentary promises to chronicle over 65 years of Walt Disney Imagineering, with new behind-the-scenes footage of Disney’s parks and interviews with the people who made them. The currently untitled documentary will be available on Disney+ for its November 12th launch.

The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, will focus on the real-life young heroes making a difference in their towns and communities, with Marvel celebrating the good work they do. It’s another example of Marvel’s growing influence, not to mention how Disney+ will allow them to dominate outside of cinema. The series will be available to view at launch.

Beloved actor Jeff Goldblum has giddily embraced his meme status over the past few years, and now Disney+ is taking advantage of that with the wonderfully titled series The World According to Jeff Goldblum. The show will follow Goldblum as he goes full Bill Nye in explaining the wonders of science, history and the stories behind the familiar objects that fill our lives. The series will be available to watch on launch.

Disney continues its recent tradition of live-action remakes of animated classics, with this take on the 1955 film being the first exclusive to debut on the streaming service. Lady & the Tramp will be directed by Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and has a screenplay by indie icon Andrew Bujalski (Support the Girls). The voice cast includes Thor: Ragnarok‘s Tessa Thompson as Lady and The Leftovers‘ Justin Theroux as Tramp. The dogs won’t be CGI here. It’s all real and highly trained canines in the main roles. Lady & the Tramp will premiere with the service’s launch.

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Disney+ will serve as the exclusive streaming home of The Walt Disney Company’s major releases, which has proven to be their primary selling point so far. The press release makes a point of noting that all the major releases of 2019 will be Disney+ exclusives, although it does not give specific dates for their arrival on the platform. The listed recent releases include: Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen 2, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Interestingly, Disney’s press release did not state every film that will be available at launch on Disney+. Instead, they offered “a sampling of content”, which included some of the biggest name properties. Key to this was, of course, Disney and Pixar’s illustrious back-catalog of animated classics. Not every animated film was named, but that’s not to say they won’t eventually premiere or even do so on the launch day. Many of those films are still tied up in other streaming and distribution deals. The big animated films by Disney and Pixar listed on the press release are: 101 Dalmatians, A Bug’s Life, A Goofy Movie (and its sequel), Bambi, Big Hero Six, Cars, Fantasia, Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, Frozen, Fun and Fancy Free, Hercules, Inside Out, Lady and the Tramp, Lilo & Stitch, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, Moana, Monsters University, the first volume of the Pixar Short Films Collection, Ratatouille, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Steamboat Willie, The Good Dinosaur, The Incredibles, The Prince & the Pauper, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Sword in the Stone, The Three Caballeros, Toy Story, Up, Wall-E, and Zootopia.

The Star Wars canon was always expected to be a crucial part of Disney+, although it is only with the Fox acquisition that Disney are able to offer the complete original trilogy since Fox still owned the distribution rights for  the recently retitled Star Wars: A New Hope. As the press release notes, the first seven Star Wars films will be available on launch, as will Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the entire animated series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (including the revival season 7), but Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story are not currently listed.

Netflix losing the streaming rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly a loss that will sting for the platform. Disney+ promises “unprecedented access to the best content” from brands like Marvel, although the press release only lists Iron Man and Thor: The Dark World right now. It is hoped that by the end of their first year, Disney will have the full library.

RELATED: Everything We Know About Marvel’s Disney Plus Shows

In addition to Disney’s rich library of acquisitions and animated classics, Disney has plenty of live-action titles to show off on their streaming service. The Disney+ press release lists a handful of them: High School Musical, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Mary Poppins, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Remember the Titans, The Parent Trap (the original version), The Princess Diaries, The Rocketeer, and Tron. Their live-action output also includes several documentaries, such as Born in China and this year’s Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner Free Solo (a National Geographic title that came with the Fox acquisition). Interestingly, not many Fox titles are listed here, although that is expected to change.

As part of their aim to get over 7,500 episodes of television on the platform within its first year, the TV output of Disney+ includes plenty of Disney Channel favorites, including Andi Mack, Boy Meets World, both versions of DuckTales, Goof Troop, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Raven’s Home, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and That’s So Raven.

Another key feature of their TV output is National Geographic series: Amazing Planet, Brain Games, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Dr. K’s Exotic Animals, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet, Drain the Ocean, Earth Live, Great Migrations, Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things, Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue, The Incredible Dr. Pol, Unlikely Animal Friends, and Wicked Tuna. Fox programming features briefly in the press release too, most notably Malcolm in the Middle. But the real jewel in the crown is much bigger than that.

If Disney only needed one reason to move forward with the much-discussed acquisition of Fox, then having the exclusive streaming rights to every episode of The Simpsons would certainly be a pretty good one. FXX has been hosting the show’s streaming rights for a while now, with the network launching the occasion with a marathon of every episode ever made at the time. Given the show’s popularity, its immense influence, and the sheer joy of binge-watching it, this element could very well end up being the biggest selling point of Disney+ to cynics who aren’t all that invested in the studio’s own products.

NEXT: Ranking All The Streaming Services In The U.S.

2019-04-20 11:04:50

Kayleigh Donaldson

World of Warships: Legends – Launch Trailer

The multiplayer online naval action game is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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2019-04-17 17:37:00

Dreams – Early Access Launch Trailer

Dreams Creator Early Access is available now on PlayStation 4.

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2019-04-17 17:36:52

World War Z Crashing and Connectivity Launch Issues Spell Early Trouble

The video game adaptation of the World War Z universe is having unfortunate launch day problems which are severely crippling the experience for players. In today’s gaming landscape, it’s almost a given that a multiplayer-focused video game will have issues once the servers go online and the players get their hands on the game in the wild. However, World War Z is a particularly egregious offender, with multiple bugs essentially ruining the experience for many would-be fans.

Following the game’s launch today, April 16, players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC have reported numerous issues with the co-op zombie shooter. Perhaps the most upsetting issue can be found on the PC version, for which many players report the game crashing to the desktop before even reaching the main menu screen. Talk about a bad first impression.

Related: World War Z Launch Trailer Emphasizes Co-Op Fun

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions aren’t faring much better. We’re playing on PlayStation 4 for review, and simply cannot connect to the multiplayer servers, effectively blocking off the core gameplay appeal of World War Z: online co-op. The main menu screens are constantly bombarded with “unable to connect” messages, making menus a chore to navigate. Worst of all, we were unable to complete the second chapter of the New York episode; upon reaching the end of the level, the game hangs and then returns to the main menu with a “disconnected” message. While Class XP and currency are retained, precious Weapon XP is not.

Unfortunately, players eager to jump into World War Z have little choice but to wait and see how developer Saber Interactive addresses these connectivity issues. Hopefully, the issues are entirely related to online servers, which can be fixed without the assistance of a game-altering patch. To that end, World War Z’s Twitter feed promised, “the additional servers we’re spinning up will fix this in a couple hours.” That was fourteen hours ago from the time of this writing, so either Saber was premature in their estimates of how long it would take to fix the game, or it will take more work than they previously expected.

The latest updates from the World War Z Twitter feed expressed awareness at the server issues, and promised that the team at Saber are working to fix things and make the game playable online, while asking for patience as they iron out the issues. Time will tell as to whether the game will be fully functional by the end of the day or if day one customers will have to wait days (or longer) before the game is running smoothly.

The worst part about this whole mess is that, even in an offline state without the aid of the game’s main appeal, online multiplayer, World War Z is still a ton of fun. Firearm combat feels fast and visceral, and emptying clips at the endless horde of zombies, slowly chipping away at the swarm, is deeply satisfying. The structured missions offer a cinematic flair lacking in other co-op shooters, and the character progression appears deep and rewarding. Of course, none of these positive traits will matter in the long run if Saber can’t get their act together and make everything run smoothly behind the scenes. Here’s hoping World War Z starts firing on all cylinders sooner, rather than later. If Saber takes too long to fix it, WWZ will be known more for server issues and not working than for frantic and exciting zombie action.

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2019-04-16 03:04:47

Zak Wojnar

Xbox One S All-Digital Version Leak Confirms Launch Next Month

A new leak appears to confirm the existence of the Xbox One S All-Digital variant, including a potential release date of May 7, at least in European markets. There have been rumors of an all-digital Xbox One S for a number of months, although the persistent suggestion that a console with no disc-drive would be coming soon has always been met with silence on Microsoft’s part.

The industry is changing rapidly, and while a console with no disc drive would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, the reality is it’s not even that innovative at this point in time. Google Stadia is set to change the way we think about video games later this year with a streaming service that could eliminate the need for consoles—and, by extension, games on disc—by hosting titles on company servers. Microsoft has also been experimenting with similar technology, as reports have indicated the company is very interested in providing streaming services itself in the future, something that could possibly include Nintendo and its Switch as part of a selling point. A Microsoft Xbox One S All-Digital variant wouldn’t be surprising based on that.

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German website obtained images of an apparent Microsoft Xbox One S All-Digital variant over the weekend, with the images appearing to stem from an unnamed European retailer. There’s a lot to be gleaned from the box art, apparently: the new console might with pre-installed copies of MinecraftSea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3, while it appears the launch version will have a 1TB hard drive. The latter is an especially important component for a console that will be hungry for hard drive space thanks to its need to download all of the titles that will be played on it. Although a previous Xbox One S leak hinted at most of this information, this is much more solid proof, and it comes with perhaps the most important element of all—the console’s price point. The console will retail for roughly $260 USD based on the leak.

Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that this might just be one variant of an Xbox One S All-Digital console, and that there may be options that are both cheaper and more expensive. Still, a disc-less console that comes with three good pre-installed games for less than $300 is a mouth-watering prospect for many people who might have been interested in owning an Xbox One S alongside a Nintendo or Sony device they already had. Offering a cheaper console is one way for Microsoft to increase its market penetration as well, which has been sorely lacking in a console generation that has been utterly dominated by Sony’s PlayStation 4, despite the latter’s reluctance to innovate or partner with competitors hindering it somewhat over the past few months.

As always, this leak is a rumor until Microsoft confirms the Xbox One S All-Digital console itself. If it exists, though, it’s yet another nod to the likelihood we will soon be leaving console gaming as we currently understand it behind. Between new streaming services and disc-less consoles, physical games seem like they’ll continue to play a smaller role in the industry, something that we’ve seen supported by GameStop’s profits plummeting and digital download sales becoming a more relevant metric for success than physical.

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2019-04-15 08:04:44

Cody Gravelle

The Simpsons Seasons 1-30 Available On Disney+ From Launch

Disney has announced that all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available on the Disney+ streaming service when it launches later this year. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the company started utilizing Fox’s more popular properties for its streaming platform, and using The Simpsons to draw in subscribers seems like a smart move for the company.

The Simpsons premiered in 1989, and soon proved to be one of Fox’s most popular and profitable franchises, and it’s currently airing its 30th season. While Disney’s purchase of Fox allowed them to bring in even more popular Marvel characters into its Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are certainly other motivations for the company to make such a purchase. The Simpsons itself is worth quite a bit of money and, while it’s ratings aren’t as high as they were during its golden years, it’s still arguably one of the most popular animated shows on network television.

Related: Captain Marvel Will Stream on Disney+ at Launch

During a Walt Disney Studios’ investor meeting, the company announced that all 30 seasons of The Simpsons would be available when the Disney+ streaming service launches in November and will be the exclusive home of the show from that point on. It’s unclear how soon after airing season 31 will make its way to the streaming service and if the show would go beyond its 32nd season, which it has already been renewed for.

While it may bother some fans that The Simpsons will no longer be available on the FX app following its debut on Disney+, the plethora of other content available on the upcoming streaming network at launch should be enough to offset that (especially considering its relatively cheap $6.99 a month price). Unlike the FX app, it’ll also be ad-free, meaning there will be no more intrusive commercials during an annual The Simpsons binge. Regardless, this is one of the first big moves that Disney’s made to integrate Fox content into its own library, while also selling those who are unsure on the merits of Disney+.

It’s also not the only show to be available at Disney+’s launch. At the same meeting, Disney also announced that The Mandalorian TV series, which is set in the Star Wars universe, will be available at launch. All Disney, Pixar and Star Wars content will also appear on Disney+ when it debuts (as well as most Marvel content). Regardless of all of this content available when the streaming service goes live in November, there are still some fans out there who may believe that the streaming market is simply too crowded to justify paying for another service. However, Disney has done quite a bit during its investor meeting to try and justify its existence, and including The Simpsons at launch was a major part of that pitch.

More: Disney+ Will Release Worldwide By End Of 2021

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2019-04-11 06:04:17

Corey Hoffmeyer

Captain Marvel Will Stream on Disney+ at Launch

Marvel fans won’t have to wait long to watch Captain Marvel on Disney+, as it’ll be available from day one of the new streaming platform. The way we watch films and TV shows has been in constant evolution for years now, and streaming services came to change not only the way we access these products, but also the way they’re produced.

With platforms like Netflix and Hulu producing and distributing a wide variety of content, Disney was not going to sit back and watch, and in November of last year announced their own streaming service, Disney+, will launch this year. The service will include content from Disney’s main studios, such as Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Studios, meaning that all films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually make their way there. However, there’s one MCU film that will stream completely exclusively on the Disney+ platform.

Related: Everything We Know About Marvel’s Disney+ Shows

As previously reported, Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel film to join Disney+, but the Mouse House has now announced that the film will be available from day one. Previous Marvel films found a place at Netflix, but with Disney launching its own platform, it’s only natural that all content that comes from them will now skip Netflix and go straight to Disney+.

Aside from other Marvel films, both past and future, Captain Marvel will be joined by a few Marvel series with characters from the MCU. Loki will get his own spinoff series, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief; Sam Wilson aka Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier are teaming up for a series, simply titled Falcon & Winter Soldier, with Scarlet Witch and Vision also getting their own series, titled WandaVision.

In addition to that, it was recently revealed that Disney is working on two unscripted Marvel series, titled Marvel’s 616, an anthology docuseries, and Marvel’s Hero Project, aimed at a younger audience with the purpose of teaching them how to create a positive change in their communities, something their favorite heroes would be proud of. Disney+ will go live in the U.S on November 12 at a price point of $6.99 per month, with plans to expand worldwide by the end of 2021. Until then, Marvel fans in the U.S will be able to enjoy Captain Marvel on this new streaming platform from day one, which might be a pretty good incentive to get a subscription as soon as possible.

More: Disney+ Streaming Service: Everything We Know About The International Release

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2019-04-11 06:04:15

Adrienne Tyler

The Mandalorian Release Date Confirmed: Will Stream On Disney+ At Launch

The Mandalorian will be available on Disney + from launch. The first ever live-action TV series, The Mandalorian is directed by Jon Favreau, and is set to be a highlight of the new streaming service. Its plot remains a closely-guarded secret, although it’s known to take place between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The Mandalorian is set on the outer reaches of the Star Wars galaxy, far from the influence of the New Republic. It’s confirmed to star a “lone gunfighter” in Mandalorian armor, and fans have eagerly speculated that he could be tied to Boba Fett or Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels. One of the tie-in Star Wars novels, set between the Original and Sequel Trilogies, has already introduced a new character who wears Mandalorian armor, Cobb Vanth, so he’s another potential candidate.

Related: Star Wars Theory: The Mandalorian Already Exists In Canon – And Has A Fett Connection

Today, Disney held an investor meeting focused on the upcoming launch of Disney +, and they revealed audiences won’t have long to wait before they can check out The Mandalorian. The series will be available when the new streaming service launches, on November 12 2019. It was also confirmed that it will be an eight-episode run.

This indicates just how confident Disney is in the overall quality of The Mandalorian. It’s essentially the House of Cards to Disney’s Netflix equivalent, proving just how powerful they believe the Star Wars brand truly is. The release date also means that Star Wars fans will find the tail-end of the year to be absolutely thrilling; first they get The Mandalorian, and then on December 20 Lucasfilm release Star Wars 9.

The timing of this announcement alone means this won’t be the last news about The Mandalorian this weekend. Starting today, Star Wars fans flood to Chicago for Star Wars Celebration, with Lucasfilm aiming to further build hype about their upcoming films and TV shows. The Mandalorian panel takes place on Sunday, April 13 from 11 am – 12 pm CDT, and it was already assumed that Lucasfilm would confirm the release date there. Now that particular cat is out of the bag, it’s even more likely the studio will take advantage of this opportunity to drop a first full-length trailer.

Meanwhile, it’s interesting to note that Disney seems to be keeping careful control over the length of their various shows. The Marvel Studios TV series are all confirmed to run between six to eight episodes in length, and now The Mandalorian is confirmed to have an eight-episode first season as well. This may well become the typical or average length for a Disney + digital original.

More: What Trailers & Reveals To Expect At Star Wars Celebration 2019

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2019-04-11 05:04:42

Thomas Bacon

Disney+ Streaming Service’s Fall 2019 Launch Date Confirmed

Disney has officially announced the launch date for its Disney+ streaming service. The ongoing success of subscription-based streaming services like Netflix and Amazon has encouraged other companies to move quickly and get streamers of their own up and running. CBS did just that when it launched CBS All Access in late 2014, and has since attempted to gain more members by producing original content like Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone revival. Similarly, Apple is in the middle of developing several original series for its upcoming streaming service, which will kick-off this fall.

Of course, it’s been known for some time now that Disney’s also planning to launch a new streaming service this fall. The streamer, known as Disney+, will supposedly include everything from the Mouse House’s library, in addition to original content and the IPs it gained from its recently-completed purchase of Fox’s assets (which was done specifically to help the company transition into the modern digital era). Now, the service has gained a concrete launch date to boot.

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As part of Walt Disney Studios’  Investors Day 2019 webcast, the Mouse House announced that Disney+ will go live in the U.S. on November 12, 2019. The service will cost subscribers $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the entire year, if they decide to take out an annual subscription. Both options will give users full access to the entire Disney + catalog, including its original series, movies, and projects developed by Disney-owned affiliates like Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and Pixar Animation.

Among the original films and TV series that are now confirmed for Disney+ are the Marvel Cinematic Universe series WandaVision (featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision) and Falcon & Winter Soldier. Meanwhile, on the Disney side of things, the service will launch with the live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, as well as the live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. Other projects that were previously reported on, but have now been formally announced for Disney+ are an animated What If…? series from Marvel, new Toy Story shorts, and an animated Phineas and Ferb movie. Altogether, the company intends to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials on Disney+ in its first year.

As far as competition for Netflix and Amazon goes, Disney+ is in pretty good shape, right off the bat. Its low pricing alone will make it easier to convince people to sign up for yet another streaming service, on top of everything else that’s already out there. Of course, your average consumer only has so much money they can afford to spend on monthly entertainment, so that will have some impact on how many people actually sign-up for Disney+ when it first launches. Suffice it to say, it will be interesting to see how the streaming wars play out from here, now that the Mouse House has planted its flag in the sand.

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2019-04-11 05:04:02

Sandy Schaefer