Since Disney Plus was first announced in August 2017, fans have long awaited the company’s new streaming service. And now they have even more to look forward to. On Thursday, CEO Bob Iger told shareholders that the platform will include the entire collection of Disney movies.
“[Disney Plus] is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television,” Iger said during an investor’s meeting in St. Louis. “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.”
That’s great news for anyone who likes the Disney classics, like Cinderella or Aladdin, which aren’t available to rent or buy on any other service. Engadget reports that those titles, along with Disney’s 57 feature films, will all be included on Disney Plus.
According to Iger, the platform will feature Disney’s newest movies, too, explaining, “All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service.”
And Disney Plus will soon be the only place that fans will be able to find their favorite flicks. When the company announced its new service in 2017, it also revealed that it will be pulling all Disney titles from Netflix by the end of 2019.
Iger also added that Disney is producing original movies and television shows that will be available on the service. One of those already in the works is The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series.
While Disney has yet to announce an exact date for the release of the new service, Iger said during the meeting that it will launch in late 2019.