Stream the Magic


Get ready to break the bank once again for Disney with their new streaming service, Disney+, a  streaming service that launched on Nov. 12. The app immediately crashed after its release, after a large number of people began to stream it and completely exceeded the developers’ expectations. 

Everything owned by Disney will be on the service, which includes Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 20th Century Fox. Disney will be launching old and new content to the service, with Marvel and Star Wars announcing upcoming plans for movies and television series that will only be available on the service.

  Disney is expected to compete against other streaming services such as Netflix, whose price is $12.99, with a price of $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. There is another deal in which viewers can additionally stream Hulu and ESPN for $12.99 a month.

This service is definitely full of lots of nostalgia, and it reignites many childhood memories that may have been lost or forgotten. Disney movies and shows that can be streamed on Disney+ include “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “High School Musical,” “Camp Rock” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” as well as Pixar movies like “Finding Nemo,” “Cars,” “Toy Story” and short films. Fans will be enchanted by some other classics such as “Parent Trap,” “Freaky Friday” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Disney+ is giving Marvel a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways never before seen. Fans will be introduced to new and old characters alike, truly diving into some side characters’ lives with Disney+ Originals. There are already many upcoming series created from existing characters, such as Falcon, the Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Loki and even a series where we see alternate realities of every Marvel movie. These new shows promise to connect to future movies and even directly lead up to them. 

Marvel isn’t the only universe being expanded, as a well-known galaxy far away has new projects and series planned as well. The “Star Wars” universe is already growing with a new spinoff of a lone bounty hunter making his way through the galaxy and away from the authority of the New Republic, called “The Mandalorian.” “Star Wars” movies from 1977 all the way up to 2016 can all be watched. National Geographic will be exploring more of the world with a new show called “The World According To Jeff Goldblum.”

The amount of shows and movies are quite overwhelming, with the promise of adding even more Disney classics in the future. The service maintains the goal of being for kids and families, unlike other streaming services. Its guarantee to release more classics and Disney+ Originals proves this to be an irresistible service like no other.