Disney’s foray into an online streaming subscription service, Disney+, is set to launch globally on November 12th, and the company has released its full US launch lineup. The company used a massive Twitter thread — more than 300 tweets in total — to make the announcement. The thread included obvious titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Frozen, alongside older titles like Three Men and a Baby, Three Musketeers, Swiss Family Robinson, and Fantasia. Disney also used the thread to name some popular TV series that will be available on day one, including Lizzie McGuire, Recess, and the animated X-Men series from 2002. Most of the announcements focus on Disney’s back catalog. There are a few originals on the list, including the Star Wars live-action spinoff series The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and The Lady and the Tramp live-action remake. That’s in keeping with Disney’s strategy of selling its streaming service on the concept of nostalgia and whole-family viewing options. The titles coming to the US are more or less in line with what European subscribers will see, with a few notable exceptions. Part of that has to do with rights distributions — it’s why… Read full this story
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