When Disney announced their upcoming Disney streaming service fans everywhere, from children to adults, were excited. Yet, fans also weren't sure what films they were getting on the service. To everyone's delight, Disney announced today that Disney Plus will showcase their entire library of films.
The CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, revealed that Disney Plus will include 'the entire Disney motion picture library.' Iger spoke at a shareholders' meeting, stating that Disney's entire catalog will be available soon after Disney Plus' launch, even movies kept in a 'vault'.
The opening of the 'vault' is extremely exciting news. No, the vault is not a secret warehouse of Disney films, guarded day and night. Simply, the vault is the name given to the company's policy of making individual films only available for a limited time period. Right now, each of the 34 animated films that currently reside in the vault are released to the public every 10 years. When the copies are gone, the film goes back to the vault.
The 'vault' program was designed to keep Disney's animated films fresh for young audiences and to increase demand. But it's a frustrating problem for Disney fans. For example, there is currently no way to buy or stream new copies of Disney's original Aladdin.
Iger also stated that new movies like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: Episode IX will arrive on Disney Plus within a year of their release date.
Over the past few months, Disney has been announcing original TV shows they'll have on the service, including a Bucky and Falcon TV series. Along with the Bucky and Falcon TV series, other Marvel characters will be getting their own show, such as Scarlet Witch and Loki. Disney Plus will also have original TV shows based on Star Wars; one series announced will focus on Cassian Andor, Diego Luna's character in Star Wars: A Rogue One Story.
The Disney Plus streaming service will also include a Monsters Inc. spin-off and remakes of Disney movies like 3 Men and a Baby.
Fan also took to Twitter to express their excitement about the Disney Plus streaming service.
Iger confirms the entire Disney vault will be part of Disney+.— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 7, 2019
My wallet is out.
Disney Plus is due to launch in the US in late 2019.