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Old 04-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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I saw on Twitter Disney made some announcements about their up coming streaming service Disney+:

It launches November 12th 2029.

It will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year. Honestly that sounds like a steal.

It will have all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

This is on top of what we already know:

The live action Star Wars series The Madalorian
All MCU and Star Wars movies
All Disney movies
Probably tons of other stuff I am forgetting.

I want to hate them but that sounds like a good deal.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:34 PM
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Three MCU series:
Wanda and the Vision
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Loki

Another Star Wars series based on the guy from Rogue One
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I assume this is also where Clone Wars and Rebels will end up. Any word on if they're moving Resistance to this platform too?
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:45 PM
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2029?

Well at least they have ten years to get it right.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:46 PM
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Oops 2019.
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I hope they put all the old Disney tv shows and movies on it also …. and the classic cartoons …. hell even put on the Disney Saturday morning and afternoon shows …….that there statons used to run until Disney decided to me nick lite ……
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There'll be a Hawkeye and Kate Bishop series, too.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:26 PM
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I want to hate them but that sounds like a good deal.
Lots of news today, but that low price point was the biggest.

If they can commit to keeping the price that low for at least two years, I will probably get on board. That is a great price for so much content.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:36 PM
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I'm already sold. And from a business perspective they can keep the price that low forever. Disney+ will drive merchandise sales. A few dollars per household will be easy to eat when you're moving lunchboxes and bedspreads.
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Disney will 'likely' offer a discounted Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu bundle.
We'll see how that works - I don't care about ESPN. If the bundle with ESPN is still less that Disney+ and Hulu separately, then I'll roll my eyes and get it.
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So Disney doesn't want me to watch their movies anymore?

Good to know.
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I read on the Muppet blog I follow that Disney + will have a show (tentatively) called "Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies" that will have episodes about iconic Disney-owned movies including The Muppet Movie and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

So, looking forward to that. I might be persuaded to pay $70 for a year for Disney insider scoop stuff.
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heh you want something that's finally kill off cable and almost anything else is when warners makes their own Netflix service … they only have about 2 1/2 years left on their promise to spectrum …..

(when they sold time warner cable it was in the contract that they don't make their own streaming service for 5 years)

hell they could make just TCM a Netflix type of service and make unbelievable bank …...
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So Disney doesn't want me to watch their movies anymore?

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I have no idea what your post actually means.
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Wow, that's a great deal. I'll sign up for sure.
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heh you want something that's finally kill off cable and almost anything else is when warners makes their own Netflix service … they only have about 2 1/2 years left on their promise to spectrum …..

(when they sold time warner cable it was in the contract that they don't make their own streaming service for 5 years)

hell they could make just TCM a Netflix type of service and make unbelievable bank …...
Filmstruck (a streaming service with the TCM and Criterion libraries) was already a thing but it failed.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:43 AM
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All Disney movies
Song of the South confirmed?

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Filmstruck (a streaming service with the TCM and Criterion libraries) was already a thing but it failed.
Maybe but Criterion is giving a subscription service another go.
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I think Netflix charges nine bucks per month for a single SD stream, more if you want multiple simultaneous streams or HD streaming. Has Disney made clear what you get for seven bucks a month?
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Yeah, I think we'll find that the real market value here isn't classic movies but immensely popular films and IP that extends existing franchises.
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Kids love to watch the same shows over and over again, so children's programming can be a big driver for streaming services (and probably a reason why HBO bought the Sesame Street rights), so I think this will particularly appeal to parents of young kids.

And of course it promotes Disney movies, Disney theme parks, and so forth.
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FWIW I am assuming it will have ads. They have not said one way or the other but the price point suggests it will have ads. Maybe a more expensive tier without them.

Also I saw there was another Marvel series announced: What If... Based on a Marvel comic where they do alternate histories. The first episode is what if Agent Carter got the super solider serum.

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I'm very intersted in the bundle. I love the concept of Disney+ and would not hate ESPN+ in the least. I could take or leave Hulu.
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All "Simpsons," because 20th Century Fox, right?

So what about "King of the Hill" or "Married With Children" will they be included as well?
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I just hope they put some of the Disney classic fun movies on there:
Snowball Express
Swiss Family Robinson
Chitty Chitty
Parent Trap
Don Knotts movies 1-50
The Full Herbie collection!
Shaggy Dog

There are a lot of fun movies (not masterpieces) that I would pay the yearly fee to view again. I went to Scarecrow Video a couple of months back and was amazed at both how many I forgot and how many even they didn't have. Everyone focuses on Song of the South, but there are many other B and C grade enjoyable movies that I have been saying for years that Netflix should get streaming rights to.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:59 PM
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For that price I would probably sign up for a month or two to watch The Mandalorian, and rewatch some Clone Wars. Early seasons of The Simpsons would be great too.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:16 PM
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All "Simpsons," because 20th Century Fox, right?

So what about "King of the Hill" or "Married With Children" will they be included as well?
Hulu only has the most recent season of The Simpsons, but it has the entire runs of both those shows.

I doubt they'll pillage too much content from Hulu to beef up Disney+. It seems like they're mostly focused on stripping stuff from Netflix. I expect they'll remove all of the DisneyXD stuff but leave the adult-oriented Fox television programming.

Their plan is for existing Hulu customers to also get Disney+, not to nudge them into abandoning the one to go to the other.

My main hope is that they make Disney+ an add-on for Hulu so that I don't need to deal with a whole new platform. Because at this price point and level of content I'll almost certainly be getting it.

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I wonder if they'll have the Disney cartoon series. DuckTales? Darkwing Duck? Kim Possible?
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:51 PM
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So what I've heard in the newspaper and on the radio is that Disney thinks they could have 60-90 million global subscribers in the next five years or so. At seven bucks a month, that's half a billion in monthly revenues. But of course in some countries, people will probably pay less, so figure 250 million each month, or about six billion a year. Not bad.
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So Disney doesn't want me to watch their movies anymore?

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I have no idea what your post actually means.
I second RikWriter's comment. I don't get it either.
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Disney now owns controlling interest in Hulu so hopefully they won't remove much if anything from them.
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I second RikWriter's comment. I don't get it either.
I'm pretty sure it means, "I don't want to pay $6.99 a month for Disney's streaming service, and if that's the only way I can watch any of their movies in the future, I guess they don't want me to watch their movies in the future."
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FWIW I am assuming it will have ads. They have not said one way or the other but the price point suggests it will have ads. Maybe a more expensive tier without them.
At the intro, Kevin Mayer, the Disney+ guy, said no ads, no free-with-ads tier. "For Disney, these brands at this time, no ads is the right call." Interpret that as you want.
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The most important question is not "how much will it cost" but "how many simultaneous logins can be used at that price?"
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I second RikWriter's comment. I don't get it either.
I'm pretty sure it means, "I don't want to pay $6.99 a month for Disney's streaming service, and if that's the only way I can watch any of their movies in the future, I guess they don't want me to watch their movies in the future."
If that's what's being said, it's wrong. I expect Disney to still release movies in theaters and air TV shows on its broadcast and cable channels, and they will then later be available on DVD and Blu-ray. Only after that will they be available on the Disney+ streaming service. Note that they do plan to produce some movies and TV shows for the streaming service, and those won't be in theaters or on TV. And also note that other streaming services like Netflix produce movies and TV shows that are only available via their streaming services, so what's the difference here?

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$6.99 is actually cheaper than I would have guessed (and surprised there is a offline option)
Anyone want to start a pool for how long it will STAY $6.99?

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$6.99 is actually cheaper than I would have guessed (and surprised there is a offline option)
Anyone want to start a pool for how long it will STAY $6.99?
That was my first thought as well - but then again, it was also my first thought when WWE Network first announced that it would be $9.99/month and include all PPVs for free. I thought for sure it would go up to $14.99/month within two years ($9.99/month plus an extra $60/year to make up for the money lost by not charging that much for WrestleMania), but give Vince McMahon credit; it's still only $9.99/month.

As for whether or not it will have ads, what sense would having ads make - Disney already has channels that have ads, and don't charge you for them. I remember when Disney Channel originally didn't have any ads - and charged $10/month (and this was thirty years ago).
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I want to know if they're going to have multiple languages available for their animated movies. That would be awesome. (I have a bunch of Disney movies in Korean but they're all on VHS.)
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I think I've read that they plan to offer this service worldwide (although not immediately) so I expect multiple language options.
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$6.99 is actually cheaper than I would have guessed (and surprised there is a offline option)
Anyone want to start a pool for how long it will STAY $6.99?
The first year, but they would be well advised to announce in advance that they are keeping it at that rate for at least the first two years.

I think if they told me it would stay for two years, I'd sign up. After I take a free trial and check the content they have.
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I just hope they put some of the Disney classic fun movies on there:
Snowball Express
Swiss Family Robinson
Chitty Chitty
Parent Trap
Don Knotts movies 1-50
The Full Herbie collection!
Shaggy Dog

There are a lot of fun movies (not masterpieces) that I would pay the yearly fee to view again. I went to Scarecrow Video a couple of months back and was amazed at both how many I forgot and how many even they didn't have. Everyone focuses on Song of the South, but there are many other B and C grade enjoyable movies that I have been saying for years that Netflix should get streaming rights to.
JFTR, My copy of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is labeled as an MGM release.

I can't understand why so many people think "The Old Bamboo" is a Disney song (even if it WAS written by the Sherman Bros.).
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So what I've heard in the newspaper and on the radio is that Disney thinks they could have 60-90 million global subscribers in the next five years or so. At seven bucks a month, that's half a billion in monthly revenues. But of course in some countries, people will probably pay less, so figure 250 million each month, or about six billion a year. Not bad.
250 million/mo. works out to 3 billion/year.
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I second RikWriter's comment. I don't get it either.
He means that if he has to start paying Disney directly in order to get ANY Disney content*, he's going to pass.


*Is it plausible to suggest that Netflix will continue to be given access to ANY Disney content, once Disney+ launches? Personally, I'd need to be convinced.
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Disney confirmed today that they'll be offering a three-service package (ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu-with-ads) for $12.99.
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Disney confirmed today that they'll be offering a three-service package (ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu-with-ads) for $12.99.
Any information on how much it will be to get Hulu ad-free in this package?
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Disney confirmed today that they'll be offering a three-service package (ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu-with-ads) for $12.99.
I'm guessing that there are others like me who don't care at all whether ESPN is included but do want Disney+ and Hulu.
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I'm guessing that there are others like me who don't care at all whether ESPN is included but do want Disney+ and Hulu.
I'll do you one better. I don't care at all that Hulu is included, but I want ESPN and Disney+
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I ready separately that Disney+ will be available as an add on for Hulu (the way you can add HBO or Showtime for example) but don't know if that will be the full $6.99 or not.

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So Disney doesn't want me to watch their movies anymore?

Good to know.
Does this mean you only watch them on Netflix currently?
You can still go to the movies, rent them or buy the DVD.
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