The Simpsons once declared “You Only Move Twice.” And while the family isn’t leaving Springfield, they are heading to Disney.
In a video short celebrating the Disney and Fox merger, but done in a very The Simpsons manner, Homer announces, “I for one applaud our new corporate overlord.”All 30 seasons of TV’s longest-running scripted series will be available on Disney+ when the exclusive streaming service launches on November 12.
Pricing was also revealed on Thursday, with packages going for $6.99/month or $69.99/year.
Disney will likely bundle all of its streaming services — including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ — for one price, with the bundled services potentially available at a discount. Additionally, users will be able to download Disney+ content directly to their devices.
• Available at launch:
– The Simpsons will make Disney+ its new exclusive home for streaming of past episodes
– Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series
– Captain Marvel
– Forky Asks a Question, a series of Pixar shorts
– All Pixar theatrical shorts
– A live-action Lady and the Tramp, starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux
– The World According to Jeff Goldblum (via Nat Geo)
– More than 250 hours of content from Nat Geo
– 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel content
– 100 Disney Channel Original Movies
• Rolling out in year one:
– All Star Wars films
– All Pixar films
– More than 7,500 episodes and 500 films from the Disney library
• Other series announced:
– The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan
– WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany
– Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston
– A Star Wars series about Cassian Andor and K-2S0, starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk
– A Marvel series about Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, starring Jeremy Renner
– A follow-up to the 2018 film Love, Simon
– High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
– Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a documentary series
Susan Saunders 4/12/19