As a kid who grew up on Pixar and Star Wars, I am thrilled with the news of Disney Plus. Disney’s new streaming service is launching this week.
I became sold on the service instantly. You mean to tell me I can watch “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters Inc.”, and the “Toy Story” series anytime I want?
And on top of that, there’s a new Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian”, that is exclusive to the service. The original trilogy, prequels, “The Force Awakens” AND “Rogue One”? Yeah, I’m totally in. Reliving the nostalgia is awesome. The joy that these movies bring is worth the $6 a month or the $70 a year price tag.
What makes the service even better for me is that I am one of the only people in the world who is behind on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While all the MCU movies aren’t live on the service yet, it gives plenty of time for me to catch up on the legendary film universe without spending any more money than I need to.
The Disney Classics are back!
The amount of Disney classics that are on the service is almost astounding. Along with Pixar and Star Wars, I also grew up with the Disney classics like “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, and “The Little Mermaid.” These are all classics that are only available to stream through Disney Plus. These are groundbreaking films, and they are now all in one place.
Disney also packed in a host of movies and shows from their Disney Channel network. This will attract many people who grew up on “High School Musical” and “Lizzy Mcguire.” This isn’t a huge draw for me, but I know it will be for many, many people.
Disney Plus has something for everyone. It is amazing how much anxiety I had selecting what to watch next. The sheer amount of content already available on the service is something that no other streaming service can compare to.
I am not a big movie or TV series guy. Disney Plus is a dream come true. The mixture of classics, big-budget franchises and new, original series from one of the world’s greatest production studios is something that no other studio or company could do.