The Walt Disney Company recently announced that it will celebrate inaugural Disney + Day on Friday, November 12th. As part of the global celebration, Disney + subscribers will have access to a ton of new content through the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star streaming service.
But what does this mean for current and new subscribers? Here is the report.
What is Disney + Day?
The first Disney + Day will commemorate the second anniversary of the Disney + streaming service. It will be celebrated both online and at Disney parks and resorts around the world. Among other things, the celebrations will include the launch of fan-favorite classics and a brand new original programming of Disney-owned brands on the platform. You can also expect talent from series and movies on ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN +, Freeform, FX, and Hulu to enjoy.
“The inaugural Disney + Day will be a large-scale celebration of our subscribers across the company,” said Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, in an official statement on the event. “This day of appreciation brings to life our mission to entertain, inform and inspire fans and families around the world through the power of unprecedented storytelling and will become an annual event to be amplified in our global businesses.”
As part of the Disney + Day celebration, Disney + subscribers will have exclusive access to a variety of photo opportunities and character moments in the Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line ships on November 12, as well as special offers on shopDisney.com.
What does it mean for you?
Disney + Day’s inaugural November 12 will see the addition of new content to the already extensive collection of Disney + shows and films from all the brands featured on your Disney + home page. This will include, but will not be limited to: breaking news, first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips and appearances from Disney + creators and stars.
Specifically, Disney + Day will begin with the streaming premiere of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings from Marvel Studios. Disney’s Jungle Cruise, released exclusively via Premier Access on Disney + in July, will also be available to all subscribers as part of the event.
The new Disney + Original Home Sweet Home Alone film, which is a reinterpretation of the popular Christmas franchise, will also premiere on November 12, along with a collection of short films from Walt Disney Animation Studios called “Olaf Presents”. That series will find the beloved Snowman from the Frozen movies, voiced by Josh Gad, hilariously telling several Disney classics.
Subscribers will also be treated to the first of several fan-favorite shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios, including Frozen Fever, Feast, Paperman and Get A Horse! Other premieres include a new animated short from Pixar called Ciao Alberto, which features characters from Luca from 2021; a new short film by The Simpsons; and the first five episodes of the second season of National Geographic’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
Disney will further celebrate the first Disney + Day with a new special celebrating legendary Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett and a second special celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Dopesick, a brand new original series starring Michael Keaton, will also be released in international markets as part of Star’s general entertainment content offering.
Disney + Day around the world
It was previously announced that Disney had planned to launch Disney + globally in dozens of other countries over the next two years, including launching the streaming service in Eastern Europe during the first half of 2021. As part of the Disney + Day celebration , Disney + will officially debut in South Korea and Taiwan on November 12 and launch in Hong Kong on November 16.