New Disney+ Details Announced At Disney’s Investor Day – Live Blog

Today, the Walt Disney Company hosts its “Investor Day” event, which is focused on the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services including the upcoming Disney+.

The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT and conclude by 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.

Throughout the event, I will be updating this article with the major news from the event in addition to posting new stories on major details, trailer etc.

Main Points:

  • The livestream is now live – Watch along by clicking here
  • Content will be downloadable on devices with a subscription
  • Signature Collection will be available on day 1
  • Movies will be available in 4K
  • More details to come…….

LIVE BLOG

  • The livestream is now live! It’s going to be a long show. Hopefully they keep it tight and don’t go on too long. So I’ve got my snacks and drinks ready.
  • There is a mix of different songs showing the variety of Disney, from Moana, Dumbo and Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Always a good sign when the webcast stops working.
  • And now its back!
  • Bob Iger hits the stage.
  • Bob Iger talks about the purchase of Fox and how it’ll work within Disney.
  • Bob Iger will be back at the end of the presentation.

  • Kevin Mayer hits the stage
  • They are going to be discussing, Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and HotStar.
  • Direct To Consumer will grow due to more people being connect.
  • BamTech was purchased in 2017 to build
  • Disney+ will launch globally and in the majority of countries
  • ESPN+ will launch in Latin countries
  • Hulu is wanting to expand outside the US
  • Disney+ will be Ad Free

  • Michael Paull hits the stage
  • Bamtech is now called Disney Streaming Services
  • Streaming services are designed to handle several sign-ups at once and will support millions of users at once.
  • Hulu is up first
  • Disney+ will be available within Hulu

  • ESPN+ is up next
  • HotStar (India’s streaming service, which has over 300 users)
  • They are having a 15 minute break before they start on Disney+.
  • There will be a Disney+ presentation followed by a Q&A, though some audio/video packages won’t be available on the webcast.
  • Kevin Mayer is back on the stage.

  • Kevin Mayer is talking about how much money Disney movies have made at the box office.
  • Movies will be on Disney+ after they’ve been at cinemas and on home entertainment windows end. Similar to Netflix
  • Will come with customized settings and individual profiles!
  • All the content will be available to download while they are subscribers.

  • Movies will be available in 4K!
  • National Geographic will include family friendly documentaries including the Oscar winning Free Solo.
  • New exclusive show, World according to Jeff Goldblum.

  • Classic movies like Star Wars A New Hope and Sound of Music will be available
  • New Phineas and Ferb movie coming
  • Toy Story 4 spinoff short, Forky Asks A Question Coming soon
  • The app will be different on devices such as smart tv’s and app.

  • They have Roku and PS4 confirmed and are planning on getting on as many devices as possible.
  • International roll out

  • North America is in Quarter 1 of Fiscal year of 2020,
  • Western Europe in Quarter 1/Quarter 2 of Fiscal year 2020
  • Eastern Europe is later
  • Asia-Pacific will be out throughout 2 years
  • Latin America will be Q1 in Fiscal year 2021
  • Disney+ will be on show at Star Wars Celebration, SDCC and D23 Expo
  • Existing contracts and technical issues will slow down world launch
  • Big advertising campaign planned

  • Frozen 2 will be on Disney+ in summer 2020.
  • Documentary series on the behind the scenes of making Frozen 2 is coming to Disney+
  • All Pixar films will be available on Disney+ the first year of launch.
  • Incredibles 2 and Coco will be available within the first year, but have to finish their run on Netflix.
  • Pixar shorts will all be available on Disney+

  • Lamp Life will be a new Toy Story short about Bo Peep’s life between Toy Story 2 and 4.
  • Marvel Studios President hits the stage
  • Captain Marvel will be available on day 1 and is exclusive

  • Elizabeth Olsen and PaulBettany star as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in a new Disney+ series, WandaVision.
  • Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are teaming up in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
  • What If series confirmed, one story is What if Peggy Carter became Captain America
  • Loki series

  • Star Wars . Original and prequel movies will be there on day 1
  • Solo and Last Jedi will come along later.

  • K2SO will be returning for the new Cassian Andor Star Wars show
  • The Mandalorian will be available on Day 1 of Disney+
  • The Mandalorian will have 8 episodes
  • Walt Disney Studios president is up next

  • Jon Favreau is on the stage to discuss The Lion King remake and a trailer is shown.
  • New Disney+ exclusive movies Noelle and Timmy Failure are being shown to those in attendance.

  • Toto and Stargirl will also be available on Disney+ in year one
  • Lady & The Tramp will be available at launch

  • National Geographic on the stage
  • Over 250 hours of National Geographic content will be on Disney+ at launch

  • New “Magic Of Animal Kingdom” exclusive Disney+ show will be a documentary behind the scenes at the Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World.
  • Disney Channel is up next.

  • 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel content and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies will stream on Disney+ at launch.
  • High School Musical: The Musical trailer shown to guests
  • Anges Chu comes to the stage
  • 25 Original series
  • 10 Original movies
  • Disney+ will be the exclusive home to everything family friendly from Disney once existing deals expire.
  • The Simpsons will be on Disney+

  • Kevin Mayer comes onto the stage
  • November 12th launch in the US
  • $6.99 a month
  • Or annual pass for $69.99.

  • They are expecting a third of subscribers to be in the US, two thirds outside the US.

  • Q&A session starting
  • They want to roll out Internationally but they aren’t going into details on dates.
  • They want to focus on the US launch first.
  • DisneyLife is brought up, they have no plans to bring in video games, books and music into Disney+
  • It’s nearly 2am now in the UK, so I’m going to end the live blog now.  I’ll be going through all the information over the days and weeks ahead with lots of deeper dives into today’s announcements.





Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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