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Disney’s presentation Thursday to its investors wasn’t just a rundown of how great things are for the company, now that its acquisition of Fox has been completed. It was the most illuminating glimpse yet into what it will mean to watch television in the not-too-distant future — a future ruled over by dedicated brand platforms, as opposed to that antiquated notion of “channels.”
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Enter Disney+, which will be available in the US November 12 for $6.99/mo ($69.99 a year). Confirmed to be an ad-free subscription model, the streaming service is poised to be the first major dedicated studio platform, bringing together the major Disney brands, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, under one family-friendly umbrella. As Disney exec Kevin Mayer said, the plan is to draw upon the “deep emotional connection” that fans have with these properties.
A family-friendly approach is rumored to be the case for Apple+ original series as well. But unlike Apple’s recent preview of its upcoming original content, Disney had a fair amount to share, including investor-exclusive looks at upcoming Disney films, as well as some specifics about what will be available the day of launch.
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Among the details: When Disney+ launches, it will do so with the exclusive SVOD debut of “Captain Marvel,” all 21 Pixar feature films (as well as its theatrical shorts), the first two “Star Wars” trilogies, as well as “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.” Drawing upon the Fox library, the first 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be available on day one as well, and the Disney vault is also opening up to deliver at least 10 classic animated films, including “101 Dalmatians” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Eventually, every major film ever made under the Disney umbrella...
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