With a lively, jolting burst of energy from the cast of High School The Musical – The Series, Host Yvette Nicole Brown popped out to begin announcements of oodles of content being released by Disney’s new streaming service – DISNEY PLUS at the D23 Expo in Anaheim.
Focusing on original content, iconic classic television acquired from merger with 21st Century Fox, Disney Plus will house over 100 Disney movies, the entire Pixar, Marvel libraries, classics from the Disney vault, as well as, HULU, ESPN, Star Wars and National Geographic content.
Of course, you cant’t launch a streaming service of Disney movies with Lizzie McGuire and not have Hillary Duff. Lizzie McGuire 2.0 will focus on this beloved character as a 30 year-old woman and the growing pains that come along with that. Gina Rodriguez lets us in on the Diary of a Female President and my NBC Superstore buddy Ben Feldman joins Aisha Tyler for Monsters At Work
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a truck load of content dropping including one where Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) comes back as Captain America in What If… Series feature around popular Avengers character Loki, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie, Emily Van Camp and John Walker.
A series where classic television is merged with the MCU will be the focial point of WandaVision, we learn what The World According to Jeff Goldblum looks like and Marcia Milgrom Dodge teams up with Frozen’s Kristen Bell for Encore (a series giving second chances to high musical theatre geeks to perform on stage one more time), StarGirl with America’s Got Talent winner Grace Vanderwaal, Timothy Failure Mistakes, Noelle and The Lady and The Tramp.
Kathleen Kennedy and Jon Favreau (Legend Recipient) told the enthusiastic crowd “…if you are a Star Wars fan we got you.” But the biggest content to drop from the Star Wars world are The Mandelorian and Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi Wan Kenobi. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Disney Plus launches on November 12th in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. A week later, on Nov. 19th, the streaming giant additionally launches in Australia and New Zealand. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about that streaming life now that because of Disney Plus will have me semi-permanently stuck to my couch…lol