Netflix better be prepared for Disney+

Disney is set to debut its own “Netflix type” streaming service starting November 12!

Disney has announced their newest project: Disney+. Disney+ will be available starting November 12. This is a new way to view almost everything that is in Disney’s library. It will include Disney proper, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.

Disney+ will have a starting price of seven dollars a month. This will probably increase with time. With bundles, it is possible to pay three to five dollars a month with multiple years guaranteed. With this new service, Disney will also be able to provide additional products that they own that people do not immediately associate with the company. For example, all thirty seasons of The Simpsons will be featured on Disney+. This is possible because it is rated PG. Disney+ will only include products rated PG-13 and lower. This means that products like Deadpool will not appear on Disney+, even though it is owned by Disney.

These are the types of options Disney will have to put on Hulu. But, you can have both in a bundle. The bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ is offered for thirteen dollars a month. Disney+ will also include new TV Series like Monsters At Work, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Wanda Vision and What If…?

The biggest of these will be The Mandalorian. Elder senior, Kevin Klayer believes that “The Mandalorian will be the first thing [he] goes to when Disney+ drops.” This new series costs Disney $15 million per episode. For perspective, Game of Thrones did not reach this amount until its final season. Kevin will be able to watch all Marvel and Star Wars movies on Disney+, but will not be able to with any current Netflix account in the future.

All Disney owned products that are on Netflix at this time will be taken off shortly after Disney+ is published. Some of the more classic Disney productions that will be removed from Netflix are Incredibles 2 and Coco. It appears that Mary Poppins Returns will be the final Disney product featured on Netflix… for now. It is not completely clear how long Disney will not let Netflix show their films. There is a chance that Netflix will have Disney products in the next few years. But, for the time being, the only streaming service that will show Disney proper, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, or National Geographic will be Disney+.

Disney+, unlike Netflix, will attempt to take away “binge-watching.” The Disney+ TV series they are producing will come out on a week by week basis. However, it does not completely eliminate the habit because Disney will still have past TV shows on Disney+ that are able to be binge-watched. However, it is not entirely clear yet exactly which TV shows will and will not not appear on Disney+.

But we do know the 100+ films that will be featured on Disney+. These films include Amazing Planet, Andi Mack (S1 – S3),Boy Meets World, Brain Games, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Dr. K’s Exotic Animals, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet, Drain the Ocean, DuckTales (1987,  2016), Earth Live, Encore!, Forky Asks a Question, Goof Troop, Great Migrations, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things, Kim Possible, Malcolm in the Middle, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (animated), Marvel’s Hero Project, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man (animated), Mickey and the Roadster Racers (S1, S2), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey Mouse Shorts, One Strange Rock, Raven’s Home, Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue, SparkShorts, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series), That’s So Raven, The Incredible Dr. Pol, The Mandalorian, The Simpsons, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Unlikely Animal Friends, Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series, Wicked Tuna, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Episodes One through Seven (The Phantom Menace through The Force Awakens), Rogue One, 101 Dalmatians, A Goofy Movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Bambi, Born in China, Fantasia, Free Solo, Frozen, Fun and Fancy Free, Hercules, High School Musical, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Lilo & Stitch, Lady and The Tramp (the new reboot), Mary Poppins, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, Moana, Noelle, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Remember the Titans, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Steamboat Willie, The Good Dinosaur, The Little Mermaid, The Parent Trap (1961), The Prince & The Pauper (1990), The Princess Diaries, The Rocketeer, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (short), The Sword in the Stone, The Three Caballeros, Tron (1982), Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Coco, Incredibles 2, Andre And Wally B, Luxo Jr., Red’s Dream, Tin Toy, Knick Knack, Geri’s Game, For The Birds, Boundin’, One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Partly Cloudy, Day & Night, La Luna, Party Central, The Blue Unbrella, Lava, Sanjay’s Super Team, Piper, Lou, Bao, Wind, Loop, Float, Kitbull, Smash and Grab, Purl, The Cars Toons films, Toy Story Toons flims, Mike;s New Car, Jack-Jack Attack, Mater And The Ghost Light, Your Friend The Rat, RUEN-E, Dug’s Special Mission, The Legend of Mor’du, Riley’s First Date, Ms. Fritters Racing School, and Auntie Edna.

Even though Disney+ is not associated with Netflix, Disney+ has nearly the exact same setup. There is a starting page with the user profiles. With Disney+, there are able to be up to 7 different accounts on one subscription. There are plenty of avatar options to choose from for each profile. Disney+ also has a watch list like Netflix where there is an icon where, when pressed, will put in in the accounts wish list. The way the different film are presented are even the same. The same sizes, similar looking boxes with the movies’ picture on is where you scroll left to right under a certain subsection like “continue watching,” “Movies,” and “Suggested for [your name.]”

These subsections will each be under the five categories of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. So, there is a general page with all films in Disney+ with these categories where their films are kept. There is also a “Kids” option for certain accounts. This will have films that would be most entertaining to viewers eight years old and younger. This is helpful for parents who do not want their children watching shows like The Simpsons at their young age.

Overall, I believe that Disney+ will end up being more popular than Netflix. Disney+ will target the massive fanbases of Marvel and Star Wars. They will also be able to sell to Simpsons fans and Disney fans. Still, the big targets are families. Disney+ will be sold to so many households where the parents buy the account because it is constant entertainment to their children. I do not believe that Disney will ruin Netflix, but will be a more financially successful and better overall than its, now rival, Netflix.