Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus, will be launching sometime this year, and Disney’s CEO Bob Iger announced that “the entire Disney motion picture library” will be available through the new streaming service. Even the movies dating back to the 1920’s will be included such as 1927’s Snow White and 1941’s Dumbo. On top of that, newer movies like Wreck-It-Ralph and Frozen will be available too!
During an investor meeting, Iger explained that once the service goes online the whole marketing trick of releasing movies every few years from “the vault” will no longer be a thing.
“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.”
The service will also offer exclusive shows like the live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. Disney’s CEO also said that new movies will be released on the streaming service within a year of hitting theaters. “It’s going to combine both the old and the new. ”All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service.”