Disney will be making it’s ‘entire motion picture library’ available on it’s upcoming streaming video service according to a report today by Polygon. The on-demand subscription service called ‘Disney+’ has growing expectations for what it could offer with the ‘Mouse’ company currently owning Marvel, Star Wars, and their own animated classics that dates back to the 1920’s. There is no confirmed date when the service will be available.
Disney CEO Bob Iger clarified the wealth of content on the upcoming streaming service at today’s investors meeting in St. Louis:
The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a “vault” and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we’re producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded.
For many years, Disney would market the release of classics like ‘Little Mermaid’ as coming out of the ‘Disney Vault’ for limited releases on Blu-Ray or other home video formats. Now with this streaming service, that release pattern will fade off.
Iger also noted that future Disney films will be available on the Disney+ service within a year of their theatrical release.
A live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man).