They're cracking open the vault! If your Disney VHS collection is getting a little dusty (or, more likely, if your VCR stopped working years ago), fear not! All the animated classics will be available to stream from Disney+. You no longer have an excuse to have never seen "The Aristocats."
It's not just the OG Disney films that will be available -- the new generation of Disney princesses will be right behind them. "Moana," "Frozen" and allll inevitable sequels to existing films are coming your way.
Not only will all existing MCU films be available on Disney+, but there are big plans for the studio's Phase 4 content on the platform, from prequel TV series to animation, including talks of a show about Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye.
Like the Marvel franchise, all Lucasfilm movies will be found on Disney+ for your movie marathon pleasure. Additionally, their first live-action "Star Wars" series, “The Mandalorian” by Jon Favreau (a Disney original), will also appear.
While the live-action remakes that the studio has already released are a given to show up on Disney+ (so, "Dumbo," "The Lion King," "Aladdin," etc.), some of the upcoming ones will only be released here. "Lady and the Tramp" will be one of them, and yes, they'll be using a cast of real dogs. A live-action "The Sword and the Stone" is also expected to get the streaming treatment.
There are whispers that the best Disney Channel shows from the aughts (aka back when Disney Channel was good) will be streaming. This means "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "Hannah Montana," among others. And don't forget about DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movies)...we're talking "High School Musical," "Camp Rock," "The Cheetah Girls," the works.
Since Nat Geo Partners and Disney joined forces in March, the network will place some of its content, like "Amazing Planet" and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," on Disney+ for educational and cute-animal-viewing purposes alike. The upcoming "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," too, will find its home with Disney.
Disney+ is positioning itself as a family-friendly environment. As such, no films that have been or will be rated "R" will appear on the platform.
Big-name films like "Avengers: Endgame" will only be available to stream on Disney+. Otherwise, you'll have to purchase them individually from other providers.
Netflix, HBOGo and Amazon Prime let you download some content as of now, which is an appealing option for things like long flights, but Disney+'s entire library will be available for download. I don't have to tell you that that's a lot of content.
You can thank the Disney-Fox merger for this one. Though you can catch reruns of "The Simpsons" on cable networks most of the time, Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming option for all 30 seasons of the animated classic.