Disney Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect at investor day

CNET | 4/10/2019 | Mike Sorrentino,
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Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it'll finally give us the best picture yet of what to expect.

Thursday, Disney will hold an investor day at its Buena Vista studios in California. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who's called the streaming service the company's "biggest priority" this year, is expected to lead a presentation that may include demos of the Disney Plus app and potentially teasers, trailers or behind-the-scenes footage of its exclusive original shows.

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The days leading up to the event have been sprinkled with news about Disney's original shows. A new Marvel limited series featuring Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is expected to chronicle the adventure of him passing the torch to Kate Bishop, a Marvel Comics character who's part of a group known as the Young Avengers. We also got details about Pixar's Monsters Inc. spin-off: The show, called Monsters at Work and slated for 2020, takes place six months after the events of Pixar's original film, and John Goodman and Billy Crystal will reprise their roles of Sully and Mike.

Much of the original programming planned for Disney Plus leans into the company's franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. Some shows -- like the live-action, big-budget Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian -- have completed filming. Meanwhile, some programs have only just started shooting, such as Marvel spinoffs like one show based on Avengers character Loki and another featuring Scarlet Witch. The Marvel programs, each set to be six-episodes long, are intended to be ready when Disney Plus launches late this year.

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And Disney has ended its streaming deal with Netflix, so Disney Plus will be the only place to stream the company's new movies, starting with Captain Marvel, after they premiere in theaters. Not only that, Iger revealed in March that...
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