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Disney+ Hits the Scene


Written by Alexandra Gautier

You can’t put a price on childhood memories and nostalgia for days gone by. Well, that is, until now. Disney took a page out of Netflix’s book of online movie and TV streaming service and created Disney+, with a price tag of $6.99 per month. The Disney company has accumulated a large dynasty over the years, with the purchasing of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This means that all of the beloved, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious movies (classic Disney or not) are at your fingertips. A particular improvement incorporated into Disney+ is that you can download as many shows or movies as you like – unlike Netflix which only allows you to download a few movies. 

Maddy Chapman, senior, expressed excitement for the app, “All my favorites are in one place and I no longer have to try and find out what streaming service they’re on…I know exactly where they all are.”

The platform has already released several original movies that you can only by downloading the app. They’re not corny Disney original movies circa 2005 Disney Channel (which are still awesome), but fairly high budget, quality films. You’ll be sure to recognize household names like Anna Kendrick, Shirley MacLaine and Bill Hader in their Christmas movie, Noelle, and Jeff Goldblum in his fantastical docuseries, The World According to Jeff Goldblum. One highly anticipated release only accessible via the app is the Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian. It has maintained the high quality and original plotlines of the official films in the series. All things considered, Netflix may have a run for their money.