What to expect from Disney’s new streaming service

Tysha Burrell, editor

It’s no secret that Disney has influenced millions of people, no matter their age. On Nov. 12, 2019, the multi-billion dollar company released a streaming service called Disney+. By the time the day was complete, subscriptions surpassed ten million subscriptions. 

The app is receiving praise for its surprisingly low price. The most basic plan is $6.99 a month. The second, and only other plan containing Hulu and ESPN along with Disney+ costs $12.99 a month. It has recently being compared to Netflix, which costs a minimum of $8.99 a month. Some service providers, such as Verizon, offer Disney+ for a year if you have an unlimited plan.

The content you will find on the app falls into five main categories: Disney Studios, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic. However, since Disney owns other companies such as 21st Century Fox, certain movies from that company are available as well.

The app, whether it is being used on a mobile device, on a computer or on a television is well organized. It’s explore page is separated into 15 different collections. It ranges from Disney Channel Original Movies to Disney princesses. 

In the Disney Studios section, you can find their revamps of classics, such as the new “Dumbo” and “Mary Poppins”. You can also find soon-to-be classics like “Frozen”. The list also includes: “Kim Possible”, “Cinderella”, “Hocus Pocus”, all three of the “High School Musicals”, “Steamboat Willie” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”.  

Pixar movies and shorts also appear on the app. The entire “Toy Story” and “Cars” franchise are available. To name a few others, “The Incredibles”, “Finding Nemo”, “Brave” and “The Good Dinosaur” are also included. In addition, you can find Disney+ originals that are published through Pixar. Forky from “Toy Story 4”, Wall-E and others were selected to have their own original story.

Marvel is owned by Disney, so not only are their movies found on the app, but you can watch their series and animated shows that date back to the 80s.

Titles such as “Fantastic Four”, “Spider-Man Unlimited”, and “The Incredible Hulk” are included. In addition to movies and shows, the Marvel section has added shorts that go along with the movies that are provided. 

The service has included the “Star Wars” franchise, too. Shorts, series, specials, and movies make up the catalog. Iconic movies like “The Empire Strikes Back”, “ A New Hope” and “Return of the Jedi” make an appearance. 

Disney+ has something for nature lovers as well. The National Geographic section has veterinarian shows, such as “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER” and “The Incredible Dr. Pol”. The popular docuseries, “Life Below Zero”, is also included within the plethora of National Geographic content.