DISNEY PLUS, The Plans, The Shows, The Schedules

Disney+, What's coming to Disney+ and When?

I got tired or wondering what's coming up on Disney+ in November, so I thought I'd dig around and find out for sure exactly what their plans are on how they hope to suck even more money out of our wallets for yet one more custom streaming service, or 'direct to consumer' products.

I mean let's face it, it used to be that we had Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and whatever cable or satellite provider we chose to use. But now everyone but their brother is releasing their own streaming service.

I have yet to catch any CBS streaming content (IE: Star Trek) because I feel I'm already paying enough for my satellite and Netflix and Amazon Prime content, which I'm not unhappy with. But when AT&T starts pulling their content like HBO from DISH or WarnerBros content from other providers (Central Valley, CA) and other providers for one excuse or another, and then start to restream it to their own streaming service, (Which on principle, I'm not buying into), well, the various providers are starting to lose the content battles that draw in clients. Case in point... Despite Netflix initially saying (upon hearing about Disney+ a few years ago) that their Marvel content is going nowhere, you can't help but wonder how they got strong-armed into cancelling all their Marvel TV shows almost immediately? And yet, Disney+ can't air or play them until contractual restrictions expire. [Disney does have a behind-the-scenes reputation of strong arming business competitors.])

And of course, now that Disney (The Mouse House) has bought up some of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry, they can provider a rather large and sought after set of products. Which is kind of funny, considering one of their competitors, Hulu, was recently bought out by Disney (67% controlling interest), when they bought out 21st Century Fox.

Also, let's not forget one small angle...  Disney+ also threatens the advertising industry to some degree, when you look at what they may be providing with their Plus service, with ad-free options.


With that all said, let's look at the plans that the Mouse House has for their Disney+ (or Disney Plus) channel.

First, the rumors (Disney calls it 'likely') that Disney could actually bundle up Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ for one available package. If that's true, that could very well put a huge dent in anyone else's content platforms and we could be experiencing TV history in the making as Disney slowly rolls up all of entertainment into one big giant package. You know those sci-fi movies that depict the future with just one network or restaurant brand exists? Yea, that's what's in my mind.

Remember Hulu streams these providers for live TV (Plus whatever reruns they've squirrelled away):

-21st Century Fox

  • Fox*
  • Big Ten Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox regional sports networks
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FXM
  • National Geographic Channel
  • National Geographic Wild

-The Walt Disney Co.

  • ABC*
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN-SEC Network
  • Freeform
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior


  • NBC*
  • Telemundo*
  • Comcast RSNs
  • NECN
  • USA Network
  • Bravo
  • E!
  • Syfy
  • CNBC
  • Golf Channel
  • Chiller
  • Oxygen Network
  • Sprout

-A+E Networks

  • A&E
  • History
  • Lifetime
  • Viceland
  • Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
  • FYI

-Scripps Networks Interactive

  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • Travel Channel


  • CNN
  • HLN
  • CNN International
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • TCM
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Cartoon Network & Adult Swim
  • Boomerang

-CBS Corp.

  • CBS*
  • CBS Sports Network
  • POP
  • Showtime ($8.99 per month extra)

* Certain live local TV affiliates are only available in select markets.



Back on track...

At the launch of Disney+, (November 12, 2019), the basic package will start at $6.99 a month, and will have content from

National Geographic,
Pixar, and
Star Wars.

This will include old and new Disney titles plus titles from their more recent or newer acquisitions.

On the premiere of the service on November 12, we'll see

Captain Marvel
Iron Man
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World

Star Wars first two trilogies
(The Phantom Menace,
Attack of the Clones,
Revenge of the Sith,
A New Hope,
The Empire Strikes Back and
Return of the Jedi) plus
The Force Awakens and
Rogue One.

ALL Pixar movies except Toy Story 4... they're still reaping the box office $$ from that but then a month after going live, we'll see Avengers Endgame showing up.

Within the first year of premiering, these other Marvel and Star Wars films will show up...

Ant-man and the Wasp
Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Iron Man 2
Thor: Ragnorak

The Last Jedi,
Rise of Skywalker.

Toy Story 4.


By the fifth year of being in service, Disney expects to have 50 series in production, 10 new movies every year, where they expect their entire inventory of episodes will have more than 10,000 episodes and 700 films.

Here are some Disney titles to look for on the service and the ballpark estimate of their premiere date:

Live-action original shows ---

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series;
Available at launch

The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series, from Jon Favreau;
Available at launch

Diary of a Female President
Year One

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series
With Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles as, well, The Falcon and Winter Soldier.
Within the first year

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki in the new Marvel Studios series.
Year Two

Untitled Star Wars Cassian Andor Series
Diego Luna reprises his role
Year Two

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision.
Year Two


Animated series and shorts ---

Forky Asks a Question
Forky, from Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4.
At Launch

Pixar Animation Studios short film series

Lamp Life
Focuses on Bo Peep from the Toy Story franchise
Year One

Monsters at Work
Inspired by Pixar's Monsters, Inc.,
Year One

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Year One

Marvel's What If…?
Year One

Original documentaries, unscripted programs, live specials ---

At launch

Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series
At launch

Marvel's Hero Project
At launch

The World According to Jeff Goldblum
At launch

Be Our Chef
Year One

Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title)
Year One

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2
Year One

Magic of Animal Kingdom
Year One

Marvel's 616
Year One

Year One

Rogue Trip
Year One

Shop Class (working title)
Year One

Earthkeepers (working title)
Year Two

Ink & Paint
Year Two

Original films ---

Lady & The Tramp
At launch

Year One

The Phineas and Ferb Movie (working title)
Year One

Year One

Timmy Failure
Year One

Year One

To recap a quick list,
Film library available at launch ---

101 Dalmatians
A Bug's Life
A Goofy Movie
An Extremely Goofy Movie
Big Hero 6
Born in China
Finding Dory
Finding Nemo
Free Solo
Fun and Fancy Free
High School Musical
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Inside Out
Iron Man
Lady and the Tramp
Lilo & Stitch
Mary Poppins
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Monsters University
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pixar Short Films Collection Vol 1
Remember the Titans
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Steamboat Willie
The Good Dinosaur
The Incredibles
The Little Mermaid
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Prince & The Pauper (1990)
The Princess Diaries
The Rocketeer
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (short)
The Sword in the Stone
The Three Caballeros
Thor: The Dark World
Toy Story
Tron (1982)


Television library highlights, available at launch

Amazing Planet
Andi Mack (seasons one-three)
Boy Meets World
Brain Games
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Dr. K's Exotic Animals
Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet
Drain the Ocean
DuckTales (1987)
DuckTales (2016, season one)
Earth Live
Goof Troop
Great Migrations
Howie Mandel's Animals Doing Things
Kim Possible
Malcolm in the Middle
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (animated series)
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man (animated series)
Mickey and the Roadster Racers (seasons one and two)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Shorts
One Strange Rock
Raven's Home
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series)
That's So Raven
The Incredible Dr. Pol
The Simpsons  (That's THIRTY seasons of content...)
Unlikely Animal Friends
Wicked Tuna


My resources:

cnet.com/disney plus

dailycampus.com/disney plus

theverge.com/disney hulu espn streaming service bundle



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