Disney+ promises massive list of classic titles and new originals 



Disney+, Disney’s Netflix-eque streaming platform, will begin its service on Nov. 12. The platform will include Disney titles including works by their affiliates Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic available online. As if access to the Disney classics and the competitive monthly price of $6.99 weren’t enough, Disney released a massive list of original titles that will be exclusive to Disney+ at the D23 Expo this week. This list isn’t just a wish your heart makes; it’s real, and here are some highlights from it.  

“Lady and the Tramp:” Following in Disney’s recent trend, “Lady and the Tramp” is getting its own live-action reboot, available as soon as Disney+ launches.  

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series:” This 10-episode series takes place in the “real life” East High, the high school where the original movie was filmed. Filmed like a documentary, it follows a group of students as their school finally puts on its very own production of “High School Musical”.

“Stargirl:” Jerry Spinelli’s “Stargirl” is set to get a movie adaptation, with “America’s Got Talent’s” young star Grace Vanderwaal playing the quirky lead role.  

“Lizzie McGuire:” The platform will also include a reboot of the childhood favorite, “Lizzie McGuire,” with Hilary Duff reprising her role along with her animated self.

In addition to its new original works, Disney+ will also be hosting an expansive list of already-released features. At launch, the platform will have four Marvel movies:: “Captain Marvel,” “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World”. More Marvel movies will be added over time. Most notably, “Endgame” will be put on the platform on Dec. 11. The original two “Star Wars” trilogies will be posted at launch, as will all Pixar movies presently excluding “Toy Story 4.”  

While “Toy Story 4” won’t be posted, an original series of shorts following the life of Forky, entitled “Forky Asks a Question,” will. 

Disney+ intends to massively expand upon the Marvel universe, as well, including the new “Loki” movie and titles including “WandaVision” and “Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”  

The Disney+ website boasts to have “The best stories in the world. All in one place” and they aren’t wrong. The service is set to have the massive quantity of 500 movies and 7,500 episodes-worth of TV series. The list of Disney+ originals and their trailers can be found here.  

Courtney Gavitt is the associate digital editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at courtney.gavitt@uconn.edu.

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