Ok, I was a bit skeptical about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. I always knew it’d be a great service, but I thought they were launching it a year too early and would only have Mandalorian. and a few catalog items But man was I wrong. Seems like the entire D23 Expo was about this service and they brought the thunder in a 2 hour but they brought the thunder at this weekend’s D23 Expo.
The launch line up includes the brand new Star Wars series Mandalorian, the unfortunately named High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a “live” action Lady and the Tramp series, a new Christmas Movie called Noelle starring Ana Kendrick, a Kristen Bell led musical reality series called Encore, and a Jeff Goldblum travel show called The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Not only do we get these original series but the entire Simpsons Catalog will be available as well as the entire catalog from Pixar and Star Wars. That’s a nice initial launch. All 23 Marvel films will NOT be available on day one. Official line up and links to trailers below!
I’m not a fan of talking animals. As a matter of fact I hate all talking animal movies, whether they be “live action” or animated. It’s just weird man. Disney released the trailer for their upcoming Disney+ series Lady and The Tramp and it actually looks really good. I adore the music in the trailer and the Italian setting looks really gorgeous. The live action show debuts on Disney+ when the service launches in the US, November 12th.
When Disneyland expands, it doesn’t mess around. The capper of a busy Saturday at the 2015 D23 EXPO came with announcements of new attractions and worlds coming to Disneyland Parks the world over, from the mouth of CEO Bob Iger himself.
If you’re a certain type of 12 year old and/or the D23 programmers, you save the best for last, and that means the Lucasfilm slate of projects, which newsflash: means STAR WARS stuff. And there was a bunch of stuff to chew on regarding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode IX.
Pete’s Dragon, a remake of the 1977 family classic, is one of the few Disney remakes (excuse me, reimaginings) that has flown under the radar, but throw in Robert Redford, and it leads the pack of a few of the other upcoming live action Disney films.