Disney+ Preview: Here’s What’s Dropping November 12 and Beyond
November 8, 2019
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, is set to release on November 12. The service will contain all things Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.
In an effort to compete with Netflix and Hulu, a number of original shows are beginning the day Disney+ releases. According to film analytics firm Jumpshot, Disney+ may already have over a million subscribers pre-launch. In the next four years, Disney expects 20 to 30 million subscribers within the U.S., and 60 to 90 mil. worldwide.
This would put the streaming service in contest with others of its kind, and may put it over Netflix, who currently has 60 mil. subscribers.
With such an outlook, it’s important to keep an eye on what exactly Disney is putting out—both on Nov. 12, and in the coming years.
For fans of Star Wars or Marvel, you might want to take a peek at the list below. Towards the end of the article, what won’t be included in Disney+ is also highlighted.
Lady and the Tramp – Nov. 12
A live-action remake of the classic 1955 movie features adorable CGI-assisted dog “performances” retelling the story of the upper-class Lady briefly falling into street-dog life.
Noelle – Nov. 12
Starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, this Christmas comedy film has audiences see “what happens when Santa’s sister has to take the sleigh reigns and save the family business.” The tag-line, “Saving Christmas together? Oh, joy.” hints at dissonant hilarity.
High School Musical: The Musical – The Series – Nov. 12
Based off of the beloved generational films High School Musical, Disney is releasing a comedy show set at East High School, centered around a group of students who audition for the high school’s first musical.
Encore! – Nov. 12
Hosted by Kristen Bell, this show relives the old days by bringing together former high school stage-actors, who are now adults, to recreate plays they performed in their youth. Each episode brings to light old rivalries and gossip from teenage days.
The Imagineering Story – Nov. 12
This six episode docu-series takes fans through the history of Disney’s theme parks from “their inception” to present day.
One Day at Disney – Dec. 3
In an attempt to appear very worker-friendly after the protests that took place last year, Disney is releasing this 52-episode short docu-series starring workers at Disney parks and productions.
Monsters at Work – 2020
Continuing off of the modern-classic Disney film Monsters, Inc., the show will feature Mike Wazowski, Sully, Yeti, and others. Original voice actors Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, and others.
Lizzie McGuire – 2020
Starring Disney alum Hillary Duff, this reboot of the children show of the same name brings the character to adulthood in New York City, where she’s engaged to a restaurant owner. Fans may expect some introspection on the 30 years Lizzie has been alive.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made – 2020
A live-action adaptation of the 2013 book of the same name, the movie stars Winslow Fegley as Timmy. This movie is a comedy focusing on Timmy’s detective adventure with his imaginary friend, Total, and their detective agency, Total Failures.
Disney Family Sundays – Unknown
Little is known about this original beyond the slight reveal of it at the D23 Expo, when showcasing the Disney+ app.
Forky Asks a Question – Nov. 12
Featuring Forky from Toy Story 4, ten mini-episodes answer questions about “love, life, and cheese.”
SparkShorts – Nov. 12
An animated short film program that will put out six new short films.
Pixar In Real Life – Nov. 12
A short-form series that showcases people dressed as beloved Pixar characters encountering fans on the street.
The Mandalorian – Nov. 12
Perhaps the most anticipated show to come out on Disney+, The Mandalorian features a mysterious and hitherto unknown bounty hunter from “unknown corners of the galaxy.” Starring Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and newly announced to have Ming-Na Wen (Mulan (1998 Animated Film), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as an assassin.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 – Feb. 2020
The long anticipated seventh season of the animated series is set to come to Disney+ in February.
Untitled Cassian Andor Series – 2021
Rogue One actor Diego Luna is set to reprise his role as Cassian Andor, a rebel spy in league with the Rebellion. It’s set to be a prequel to Rogue One.
Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series – Unknown
Recently announced with Ewan McGregor reprising his famous role, this show has very little details right now beyond six hour-long episodes. According to rumors, it is to take place in the aftermath of Senate Order 66.
Marvel Hero Project – Nov. 12
This documentary series takes a break from the big screen heroes and looks instead of every day real people who are inspiring change through their brave and kind acts.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Nov. 12
Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, these Captain America characters are coming to the small screen. Rumors say that Chris Evans might reprise his role for two episodes in the show.
Marvel’s 616 – 2020
A slightly vague nonfiction series set to be an “anthological documentary” which explores the connection between Marvel’s stories and the real world.
Loki – 2021
Starring Tom Hiddleston as the frequently departed Loki, the trickster will show up throughout human history to influence important events.
WandaVision – 2021
Little is known about this show starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, aside from the information that WandaVision will have a direct impact on the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
Hawkeye – 2021
Starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, following the events of Avengers: Endgame and filling the role of the Avengers with the new addition of the Young Avengers.
What If…? – 2021
A highly anticipated animated series that brings in many new possibilities, multi-verses, and alternative story lines.
Other slated series with unknown releases:
What Won’t Drop?
A number of movies and shows won’t be included in Disney+, at least not right away.
Recent movies won’t be up until a later, currently unannounced time, in order to maximize profits and satisfy contracts with other streaming services. Likewise, Disney must wait for agreements and contracts with Netflix and Hulu to expire before adding titles contracted to those companies.
Titles to eventually stream:
Newer films (The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, etc.)
Titles still streaming on Netflix or Hulu (Mary Poppins Returns, Christopher Robin, A Wrinkle in Time, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Tarzan, Coco, The Incredibles 2, Up!, etc.)
Titles that will most likely never stream:
Live-action Disney films prior to Dumbo (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Maleficent)
Most live-action films in general (McFarland, USA, Million Dollar Arm, Old Dogs, Tomorrowland, Into the Woods, etc.)
Action/Adventure or fantasy films (The Lone Ranger, John Carter, Alice Through the Looking Glass, etc.)
Beloved Disney nature films (Penguins, Exhibition China, Monkey Kingdom, etc.)
Classic ’90s and ’80s favorites (The Mighty Ducks, Air Bud, George of the Jungle, etc.; Dragonslayer, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Watcher in the Woods, etc.)
Overall, it’s going to be interesting seeing how many people subscribe to Disney+, and if that takes away from Netflix or Hulu. Additionally, if people are satisfied with the content that Disney is planning—if the quality is less than the quantity, it may make or break this streaming platform.