*Updated August 24, 2019*
This weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo – the ultimate Disney fan event – the company dropped some a LOT of news about their new streaming service Disney+. So far, all we knew was that it would be released sometime this Fall 2019 and that there would be a stellar lineup of shows and mini-series’ such as Loki, What If…?, WandaVision, Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and, Hawkeye. During this expo, though, major news dropped*:
- Price: $6.99/month OR $69.99/year
- Launch Date: November 12, 2019
- Lady and the Tramp – live-action movie starring Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Janelle Monae, Benedict Wong, and, Sam Elliott
- Lizzie McGuire – live-action reboot with Hillary Duff reprising the role as a 30-year-old Lizzie living in New York City
- Emma Stone plays Cruella de Vil in the live-action movie ‘Cruella’
- Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe – animated movie in the world of the TV show Phineas & Ferb
- High School Musical: The Musical – The Series – live-action series based on East High students’ musical production of High School Musical – it sounds more confusing than it is, don’t worry – starring Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, and, Kate Reinders
- Noelle – live-action holiday movie starring Anna Kendrick, Shirley MacLaine, Bill Hader, and, Billy Eichner
- Stargirl – live-action movie based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli, starring Grace VanderWaal
- Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made – live-action series based on the novel of the same name by Stephan Pastis, starring Tom McCarthy
- Togo – live-action movie based on the 1925 Nome Serum Run, starring Willem Dafoe
- Muppets Now – unscripted mini-series featuring celebrity guest stars
- Sterling K Brown and Evan Rachel Wood join the cast of Frozen 2
- Jungle Cruise – live-action adventure movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt
- Raya and the Last Dragon – animated movie starring Awkwafina and Cassandra Steele
- Chip ‘n’ Dale – animated mini-series reboot of the original comedy TV series of the same name
- Short Circuit – short videos from new talent within Disney
- Forky Asked A Question – animated mini-series spinoff focused on Toy Story 4 character Forky, voiced by Tony Hale
- Lamp Life – animated mini-film spinoff focused on Little Bo Peep from Toy Story
- Monsters At Work – animated series spinoff in the world of Monsters, Inc. starring Ben Feldman and Aisha Tyler
- Soul – animated movie starring Jaime Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Questlove, and, Phylicia Rashad
- SparkShorts – short videos from new talent within Pixar
- Ms. Marvel – live-action series based on the Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan comics series by G. Willow Wilson
- Moon Knight – live-action series
- She-Hulk – live-action series
- Black Panther 2 will be released in theatres May 6, 2022
- Footage from Black Widow was shown at the Expo, supposedly showing Natasha fighting Yelena, her sister, in Budapest.
- What If…? – animated series about various scenarios involving MCU characters like Peggy Carter, Bucky, Steve Rogers, voiced by “almost the entire cast” (Kevin Fiege) of the MCU, dropped some footage at the expo. According to IGN, it included “the first lines from Jeffrey Wright’s The Watcher, as well as, snippets of the storylines, including Bucky/Winter Soldier facing off against a creepy zombie, Peggy Carter getting the super-soldier serum, with Steve Rogers taking on a more bulky, Mark I Iron Man suit.”
- Falcon and the Winter Soldier – live-action series following the aforementioned characters – played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan respectively -, is adding Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter’s niece played by Emily VanCamp, to the cast
- WandaVision – live-action series about Wanda aka the Scarlet Witch, and Vision, – played by Elizabeth Olsen, and, Paul Bettany respectively – will also add to the cast Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis in Thor), Randall Park (Jimmy Woo), Teyonah Parris (a grownup Monica Rambeau), and, Kathryn Hahn
- Kit Harrington, known as John Snow in Game of Thrones, will join the MCU, as part of The Eternals. Also joining the cast are Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, and, Don Lee.
- The Mandalorian – live-action series starring Pedro Pascal, Brendan Wayne, Taika Waititi, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and, Giancarlo Esposito
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – ninth live-action movie in the Star Wars series. A trailer was shown at the panel showing Rey with a dual-bladed lightsaber but has not been released online yet.
- Untitled – series starring Rogue One stars Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, reprising their roles as Cassian Andor and K2S0
- New season of The Clone Wars
- Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a developing series
- Darth Maul series
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum – series starring Jeff Goldblum
- Diary of a Female President – live-action movie starring Tess Romero, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva, and, Michael Weaver
- Secret Society of Second-Born Royals – movie about a second-in-line princess named Sam
- Flora & Ulysses – movie based on the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo
- Love, Simon spinoff movie starring Nick Robinson, and, Michael Cimino
Documentaries & Reality Series (list from the LA Times)
- “Encore!” (available at launch): Executive producer Kristen Bell is organizing a high school reunion like no other: Former castmates of a high school musical are challenged to re-create their original performance.
- “Marvel’s Hero Project” (available at launch): A series spotlighting the real-life heroics of kids making positive changes in their communities.
- Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series (available at launch): A documentary series about the 65-year-plus history of Walt Disney Imagineering (the creatives behind the Disney theme parks) , spotlighting the people, the craft and the business itself.
- “Be Our Chef” (to debut during year one): A Disney-inspired cooking competition for the chance to create a dish for Disney Parks. Each episode will see two families taking part in challenges involving their family traditions and Disney themes. The finalists will be tasked with creating a dish that represents their family in a Disney way.
- “Dolphin Reef” (to debut during year one): Natalie Portman narrates Disneynature’s “Dolphin Reef,” which will follow a young bottlenose dolphin named Echo. Echo is at a dolphin crossroads, unable to decide if he’s ready to grow up and take on new responsibilities, or if he’ll remain silly and just have fun with all the other sea creatures that keep him distracted.
- “Into the Unknown: Making ‘Frozen 2’” (to debut during year one): A documentary series giving a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Frozen 2.”
- “Magic of Animal Kingdom” (to debut during year one): A documentary series following the animal-care experts, veterinarians and biologists at work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium.
- “Marvel’s 616” (to debut during year one): An anthology documentary series examining the historical, cultural and societal context of Marvel’s stories, characters, and creators.
- “Prop Culture” (to debut during year one): An anthology series that examine films through the props and costumes that made them unique. The movies discussed in the first eight episodes include “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Muppet Movie,” “Tron” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
- “(Re)Connect” (to debut during year one): Each episode will see a family unplug from their lives in order to face whatever is driving a wedge among them and overcome it with the help of a specialized expert.
- “Rogue Trip” (to debut during year one): Journalist Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son, Mack, will travel the world to visit places that are often misunderstood or overlooked by tourists.
- “Shop Class” (working title; to debut during year one): A competition series in which teams of students will be tasked with designing, building and testing new gadgets. A panel of experts will whittle down the field until one team is named Shop Class Champs.
- “Earthkeepers” (working title; to debut during year two): A documentary series following conservationists and the animals they have devoted their careers to, as well as everything that goes into their efforts to protect the planet’s most endangered species.
- “Ink & Paint” (to debut during year two): A documentary series about the unsung women who worked to create some of Disney’s greatest animated films. It’s based on the book of the same name.
Also during the Expo, the Book of Enchantment series – based on Serena Valentino’s books on popular Disney villains – has been cancelled. According to Screen Rant, the reason being was that the tone of the show was too dark, and the cost for the series was too high.
Lastly, the Disney+ streaming service will also offer the option of a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu, for $12.99/month.