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And the new direct-to-consumer SVOD market gets its second 800lb Gorilla as Disney+ has gone live, lighting up, almost literally in some cases, streaming servers in the US, Canada and the Netherlands.
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At launch, the service offers nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television from across the worlds of Disney, including a collection of classic library titles, as well as a slate of Disney+ originals. Most significantly it brings together for the first time content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Subscribers will also have access to a collection of 4K Ultra HD films including the first seven Star Wars movies—available for the first time in this format—along with Hocus Pocus, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Toy Story 1–3 and more.

The service offers commercial-free viewing for up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices, personalised recommendations and the ability to set up to seven different profiles. Parents may also set Kids Profiles.

Original series and films debuting include The Mandalorian, the first-ever live-action Star Wars series; Lady and the Tramp, a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; Noelle, an original holiday comedy film starring Anna Kendrick; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the blockbuster film franchise; The World According to Jeff Goldblum docu-series from National Geographic; Marvel’s Hero Project; The Imagineering Story, a six-part documentary from director Leslie Iwerks; short-form series Pixar IRL and Disney Family Sundays; and animated short film collections SparkShorts and Forky Asks A Question from Pixar Animation Studios.

Disney+ has also announced a host of new titles planned for the service, including an untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series in development from Lucasfilm that will star Ewan McGregor; live-action series from Marvel Studios, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk; and Lizzie McGuire.

“The launch of Disney+ is a historic moment for our company that marks a new era of innovation and creativity,” said The Walt Disney Company chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger. “Disney+ provides an exceptional entertainment experience, showcasing our library of beloved movies, TV series and exclusive original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.”