Introducing Disney Plus

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Disney Plus poster Photo Credit: Andy Meek at BGR.com

Nina Rawal, Club Writer

Have you ever tried to watch all of your favorite Disney shows from your childhood, but couldn’t because they were taken off of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.? Well, Disney created a solution to this problem that is taking over the world, screen by screen. Back in 2017, Disney showed a growing interest in personal streaming services through a technology company BAMTech. CEO Bob Iger publicly confirmed that all Disney-owned entertainment would be removed from mainstream streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Rumors spread like wildfire about a possible streaming service specifically for Disney-owned content. This would include all Marvel content, Star Wars, and of course Disney originals. Now, on November 12, 2019, Disney Plus is in full swing. It almost immediately hit ten million downloads which almost shut down the site all together! Kids, teens, and even adults are eager to get accounts on Disney Plus to watch their favorite television series and movies, even in our very own high school. This phenomenon includes all Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and National Geographic films as well as most Disney Channel TV shows. Whether you are a fan of the 2007 show “Wizards of Waverly Place” or Marvel’s 2015 “Ant-Man”, you are sure to find something you love. Although this streaming service is very comparable to popular streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple, it is a unique hub for all things Disney. The price is at an almost unbeatable price at $6.99 a month (which includes a no-ad policy)! So, with the 2010’s coming to an end, this is the perfect streaming service to remember all of the treasured goodies of your childhood. 

Not only is there past content on Disney Plus, but they have replicated Netflix’s “Original Series” format by producing their very own television series and movies. One of the most notable is their new “High School Musical: a Musical Series,” a series of forty-minute episodes taking a twist on 2000’s popular Disney Movie series “High School Musical.” Morgan Vasiliauskas ‘23 mentions, “This show is so addicting. I can’t get enough of it.” Not a fan of musicals? There is also the new original series “The Mandalorian” which is a Star-Wars live-action spinoff. Needless to say, there are a multitude of options to choose from on this new streaming network.