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Disney+: Everything coming to the streaming service

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Apr 12, 2019

Playtime is over. Disney's upcoming streaming service, previously known as Disney Play, has been renamed Disney+ and will launch in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who announced the news during an earnings call in November.

That's not all, though, as the CEO also revealed that a second original, live-action Star Wars series would be coming to Disney+ alongside the previously revealed The Mandalorianwith Jon Favreau as the showrunner. For the new show, Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One role as the Rebel operative Cassian Andor in a prequel to the prequel. And that was just the start. In the months since, Disney has announced several more shows that should get fans eager to sign up and start streaming.

With seemingly an ever-growing number of original (and very expensive-sounding) titles getting announced for Disney+, it seemed like a fine time to round up everything the House of Mouse has revealed so far.

This post was last updated on April 21.

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Star Wars

The Mandalorian was the first live-action Star Wars show Disney announced for it’s streaming service. The series, which will be helmed by Iron Man’s Jon Favreau and feature episodes directed by the likes of Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Dave Filoni of Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars fame. The series will follow a gunslinging Mandalorian (the race Boba Fett belonged to) as he explored the outer reaches of the Galaxy in the time period after the fall of the Empire but before the rise of the First Order.

Speaking of Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be revived for a final 12-episode season on Disney+, picking up where the popular, canceled-too-soon series left off. The season will feature the Siege of Mandalore, among other things.

Finally, the Rogue One prequel series, starring the movie’s Diego Luna, will also be available on Disney+. Alan Tudyk will also reprise his role as K-2SO. "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me," Luna said. "We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply."

Disney+ will feature the following Star Wars titles at launch: 

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

These will be available within the first year: 

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
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Marvel

Disney has at least four shows set in the MCU coming to Disney+, and unlike the Netflix series (two of which recently got canceled), these will actually star actors from the films. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will star in WandaVision, an oddly titled show about Scarlet Witch and The Vision. (Nevermind that the two of them are dead, as of Infinity War).

Loki is also dead, but actor Tom Hiddleston is reprising the role for a Loki series on Disney+. Little else is known about the series at this time, though both are expected to have limited runs and be quite well-produced.

Disney is also making a series about Captain America’s allies called The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Both of these characters are dead too, so spoiler alert for Avengers 4, we guess.

In April, Variety reported that Hawkeye would also be coming to Disney+. Jeremy Renner is slated to reprise his role on the small screen, though he'll supposedly be passing the Hawkeye mantle to Kate Bishop, his successor in the comics and a very popular character in her own right. 

The MCU will get its first animated series in Marvel’s What If…? The anthology series, which is inspired by the comic series of the same name, will play out some alternate histories of the MCU, like, what if Peggy Carter got the super-serum and became Captain America instead of Steve Rogers?

Finally, there are some Marvel-related documentary series headed to Disney+. Marvel’s 616 will explore the history and societal context of classic Marvel stories, and Marvel’s Hero Project will highlight IRL heroes who are doing good in their community and giving Disney some sweet PR. 

You can stream the following MCU titles on day one: 

  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World

The following will be available within the first year: 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor: Ragnarok

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Disney Animation/Pixar

Monsters Inc. fans are in luck, because Disney is making an original series set in the world of the Pixar classic, titled  Monsters at Work. Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their roles as Mike and Sully, respectively, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be set six months after the events of the original filmand will follow a new monster named Tylor Tuskmon (Superstore 's Ben Feldman) who wishes to work on the laugh-harvesting floor with Mike and Sully. 

Along with an extensive backlog of Disney animation, THR reported that there will be some new projects in the works. This includes a series about classic Disney villains, titled Book of Enchantment. There aren't many additional details about the drama yet, but it will be based on author Serena Valentino's book series which featured Ursula, the witch from Snow White, and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, which seems slightly puzzling since the Beast is nominally one of the heroes of that movie. 

Forky Asks a Question is a live-action series starring the new spork character from the upcoming Toy Story 4  as he asks questions about the world and young viewers get answers. Meanwhile, Lamp Life is an animated series that will reveal what Little Bo Peep was up to between Toy Stories 3 and 4SparkShorts is another Pixar offering, and will be a collection of up-and-coming Pixar shorts. 

The Phineas and Ferb Movie, a continuation of the TV show, is also coming to Disney+.

There will also be films based on The Sword in the Stone, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp, but they’ll be live-action remakes rather than new cartoons.

Here's a comprehensive list of the Disney and Pixar titles that will be available: 

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Aristocats
  • Bambi
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Big Hero 6
  • Bolt
  • Chicken Little
  • Cinderella
  • Dinosaur
  • Dumbo
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Fox and the Hound
  • Frozen
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Hercules
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Jungle Book
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Moana
  • Mulan
  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Pocahontas
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Tangled
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Zootopia

Disney Live Action

It's not just Disney's animated classics coming to Disney+. In addition to the live-action remakes of its animated classics, a wide array of classics from the House of Mouse's long history will be available as well. 

These are the live-action titles you can stream right away: 

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Dumbo
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Mary Poppins
  • Miracle
  • The Muppets
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • Newsies
  • Old Yeller
  • The Parent Trap (1961)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's Chest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement
  • Remember the Titans
  • Rocketeer
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Santa Clause 3
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Secretariat
  • Treasure Island
  • Tron
  • Tron: Legacy

These will be available sometime within the first year: 

  • Aladdin
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Christopher Robin
  • Cinderella
  • Enchanted
  • The Lion King
  • Maleficent
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • National Treasure
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The Disney Channel

Of course, it wouldn't be a Disney streaming service if it didn't include some content from the company's first foray into television -- The Disney Channel. Disney+ will include a total of more than 100 movies and 5,000 episodes combined of old Disney Channel series. All together, it makes it one of the most impressive collections that'll be available from the get-go.

Here's all the titles that have been confirmed for Disney+: 

  • Andi Mack
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Camp Rock
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • Descendants
  • Ducktales (2017)
  • Even Stevens
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Gravity Falls
  • Halloweentown
  • Handy Manny
  • Hannah Montana
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates
  • Jesse
  • Jonas L.A.
  • Kim Possible
  • Little Einsteins
  • Lizzy McGuire
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Princess Protection Program
  • The Proud Family
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Teen Beach Movie
  • That's So Raven
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Zombies
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National Geographic

One of the less-publicized aspects of the impressive Disney+ catalog is the National Geographic arm. Two new projects announced so far include The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which, just as it sounds, will follow Jeff Goldblum watching him be fascinated by things. 

There's also Magic of the Animal Kingdoma behind the scenes look at the inner-workings of the Animal Kingdom, as told through the eyes of biologists, veterinarians, and other animal care experts. 

Details on the specifics are still light, but the following titles are expected to be available sometime across the first year: 

  • Amazing Planet
  • Gordon Ramsey Uncharted
  • Photoark
  • Drain the Oceans
  • Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
  • Earth Live
  • Free Solo
  • Great Migrations
  • Howie Mandel's Animals Doing Things
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol
  • Into the Okavango
  • Life Below Zero
  • Science Fair
  • Cosmos
  • Rise of the Black Panther
  • Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
  • One Strange Rock
  • Unlikely Animal Friends
  • Wicked Tuna
  • Wild Yellowstone
  • Brain Games
  • Jane
  • Dog Whisperer
  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls
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The rest

Disney owns so many things, you guys. There aren’t a ton of details about the other movies or shows Disney has announced beyond their names (and even those probably aren’t final). That said, fans can expect a new series about the Mighty Ducks from the cult classic’s original screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner. There’s also a High Fidelity series, reimagined from the female character’s perspective, with Zoe Kravitz in the lead. A new Muppets series is on the way too.

 Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will executive-produce the live-action Diary of a Female President series, which will focus on a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl's middle school life. As the title implies, that girl will eventually grow up to become the president. 

There will also be a 10-part documentary series about High School Musical along with a docu-series called Ink & Paint, about the women animators who were unsung heroes in Disney’s Rise. Disney has also announced as-yet-untitled docuseries from ABC studios and one about Disney Imagineering, the part of the company that makes the rides and attractions at Disney World and Disneyland. Be Our Chef, hosted by The Office's Angela Kinsey, will go behind the scenes of the food at Disney Parks.

On the movie front, Disney has announced films based on Three Men and a Baby, Don Quixote, Father of the Bride, Flora & Ulysses, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Paper Magician, The Parent TrapStargirl, Timmy Failure, Magic Camp, and Noelle, some of which are already in post-production.

Variety reports that Disney is making a movie about the 1925 Nome serum run that most people know from the animated movie Balto, though that film was not, in fact, made by Disney. It'll be called Togo, after the dog who was honestly the real hero of the historical event. Balto just got all the credit for leading the last leg of the relay, while Togo's team did the longest and most dangerous part. 

Other original new series that you probably don't care that much about include Earthkeepers, Shop Class, Rogue Trip, (Re)Connect, Cinema Relics, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum, though that last one sounds interesting. 

National Geographic will have a whole vertical on Disney+ as well, and its documentary series Magic of Animal Kingdom will go behind the scenes of the animal caretakers at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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