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What’s Coming To Disney Plus? The Simpsons, National Geographic, The Mandalorian, And More

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Disney+ is coming!

The Disney+ streaming service will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year and will be available to the United States on November 12, 2019, and worldwide over the next few years. The service will focus heavily on five major brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. By 2020, Disney believes the Disney+ library will include more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films, including both original and licensed content.

The Simpsons

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons you’ll be happy to know that the entire back catalog (662 episodes) will be available on the Disney Plus streaming service at launch day. The series is currently airing on Fox, but once the streaming service goes live on November 12th, the first 30 seasons will be made available on Disney Plus and will continue to air on the streaming services.

WandaVision

As you might have guessed, WandaVision will feature both Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). So far, little is known about the timeframe of the series, but seeing as both characters were killed during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the show will likely focus on the couples time together pre-Infinity War. Although with Endgame around the corner and the fate of the fallen Avengers in question, it’s possible both will be resurrected and the series will follow post-Endgame. Either way, we’re looking forward to it.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

A Bucky and Sam Wilson team up? Yup, you heard that right. Much like Wanda and Vision, Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) didn’t make it out of Infinity War alive, so only time will tell whether or not The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be a prequel or if the heroes will be brought back.

Loki

Of the all Marvel series announced by Disney, it was the news of Tom Hiddleston starring in a Loki series that had us really pumped. Until we watched Josh Brolin’s as Thanos, Hiddleston’s portrayal of the trickster god was by and large the best MCU villain to date. Much like the previous two Marvel series, few details are known just yet but if we had to guess, the series will likely dive into Loki’s past, seeing as he was killed by Thanos in the basically the first five minutes of Infinity War… or was he?

Rogue One Prequel Series

The Rogue One prequel series based on Cassian Andor’s life has been confirmed and will feature the return of Alan Tudyk as sharp-tongued K-2SO and Diego Luna as Andor. The untitled series will be one of two Star Wars series featured on Disney+, the other being Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian, which has already begun production.

The Mandalorian

As mentioned above, Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian has already begun production and stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. Better yet, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Taika Waititi have been hired to direct episodes of the live-action Star Wars series, which will be made available on Disney+ at launch.

Pixar Films

Disney has confirmed that the Disney library and all the Pixar movies will be made available on the streaming service within the first year. If you’re a fan of Disney, Pixar, and/or have children, this is huge. Netflix has a great deal of animated content for kids, but it’s going to be hard to compete with a library of content that dates back over 80 years. From Snow White to Toy Story, Disney+ is going to have it all.

Marvel’s ‘What If’ Series & The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel’s What If series will be an animated series based on the Marvel Comics title of the same name. Each episode will explore some of the most talked about moments in the MCU.  Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed the first episode will focus on Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers and ask the question: What if Peggy Carter received the super-soldier serum instead of Rodgers.

Few details have been released about the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s inclusion in Disney+ thus far, but with Captain Marvel confirmed, it wouldn’t surprise us in the least to see every MCU movie on Disney+ at launch.

National Geographic

The Disney+ streaming service will feature hours of content from the National Geographic and as you can see by the picture below, the channel is one of five featured brands. Disney acquired a 70% stake in National Geographic when they bought 21st Century Fox for a cool $71.3 billion.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

This is not a dream. Disney has confirmed that a Jeff Goldblum-led docuseries called The World According to Jeff Goldblum is coming to the upcoming streaming service. As per Disney:  “Jeff pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and a whole lot of big ideas.”

All The Star Wars Films

As you might have guessed by now, Disney+ will also include every Star Wars film. J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode IX, will be added once the film finishes its theatrical run. Disney also announced that Star Wars films will go on “a bit of a hiatus” following the conclusion of Episode IX. Given all the negative attention surrounding the most recent trilogy and with promising Star Wars spin-off series in the works, this is a smart move by Disney.

We’d also like to point out that Disney has retitled the original Star Wars movie from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope to simply Star Wars: A New Hope

Live-Action Lady & the Tramp

We can officially add Lady & the Tramp to Disney’s growing list of live-action remakes of animated classics. The film will be directed by Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and will feature the voices of Tessa Thompson as Lady, Justin Theroux as Tramp, Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, and Janelle Monae. The live-action remake of  Lady & the Tramp will be available at launch.

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