One of the biggest questions about Disney purchasing 21st Century Fox was about the huge library of content that could potentially be part of the new streaming service Disney+.
During Disney’s Investor Day, some details about Fox content coming to Disney+ was revealed.
The big news was that all 30 seasons of The Simpsons would be available at launch on November 12th and it was announced that in the service’s first year, audiences will also have access to family-friendly Fox titles like The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride and Malcolm in the Middle.
But there was lots of other reveals throughout the event including a slide showing some of the movies that will be available, which include:
- Home Alone 3
- Horton Hears A Who
- Breaking Away
- Bend It Like Beckham
- Doctor Dolittle
- Fantastic Mr Fox
- Miracle On 34th Street
- The Sound of Music
- Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
- The Princess Bride
- Far From Home
- The Gods Must Be Crazy
- Rookie Of The Year
- Hello Dolly
There was also a screen showing James Cameron’s Avatar movie.
One thing that is very noticeable about the list of movies shown during the presentation is just how random they are. They are covering a wide range of movies from the early 30’s, obscure family movies, content from Blue Sky Studios and huge blockbusters like Avatar. These movies were picked for a reason, to showcase the range of content available but also to hold other bigger titles back for a later reveal or that they can’t be on the service due to existing contracts for a while.
The addition of Fox family friendly movies and TV shows onto Disney+ is another key reason why Disney purchased 21st Century Fox and shows how aggressive Disney is being with marketing their new streaming service.
What Fox movies would you like to see on Disney+?