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Disney Plus Links with O2 as Exclusive U.K. Mobile Network Distributor. Disney Plus has linked with O2 as its exclusive U.K. mobile network distributor, a week ahead of its highly anticipated launch.

Disney Plus Links with O2 as Exclusive U.K. Mobile Network Distributor

New and upgrading monthly customers to O2 with get six months of the streamer for free as part of their deal. Existing customers can add the £5.99 ($7.40) service and receive £2 ($2.50) off their plans. Disney to cancel European launch event due to coronavirus fears. Disney’s plan to kick-off its entry into the European streaming wars with a glitzy event to promote Disney+ has been left in tatters after the company cancelled over coronavirus fears.

Disney to cancel European launch event due to coronavirus fears

The entertainment firm had planned a high-profile, star-studded private event in west London on Thursday, with hundreds due to attend from across Europe to unveil the service before its consumer launch in eight markets, including the UK, on 24 March. Disney has alsoscrapped a media press conference, including a panel with senior Disney+ executives, scheduled for Friday morning. “Due to a number of media attendee cancellations and increasing concerns at the prospect of travelling internationally at this time, we have decided to cancel our Disney+ launch events scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday,” the company said.

Disney+ UK Launch Date Brought Forward To March 24 - UNILAD. Movies are quietly disappearing from Disney Plus. With the release of Disney Plus, Disney has effectively done away with its fabled Vault.

Movies are quietly disappearing from Disney Plus

For years, the Vault was where Disney put films between waves of releases, so some classic titles would be unavailable for long periods. It was a smart way to drive interest in Disney’s release schedule for DVDs and Blu-rays: Whenever a beloved film emerged from the Vault, consumers, collectors, and resellers would rush to buy it, assuming their opportunities to own it would be limited.

‘The Mandalorian’ Ending Reveals A Core Problem With Disney Plus. It’s fair to say that Disney Plus arrived with a bang thanks to its debut series, The Mandalorian.

‘The Mandalorian’ Ending Reveals A Core Problem With Disney Plus

But after eight short (and I do mean short) episodes, season one is already over. It’s been confirmed that season 2 of The Mandalorian will arrive in Fall 2020, a traditional year gap as opposed to anything longer. But past that, for the types of viewers who liked The Mandalorian, it may be the case that everyone might just take an entire year off from Disney Plus altogether. Disney+ hires AMC exec for int'l. Disney has hired an AMC Networks exec to bolster the international programming team at newly launched streaming service Disney+.

Disney+ hires AMC exec for int'l

Chris Loveall Chris Loveall is joining Disney+ as VP of content, international. He will report to senior VP of international content development Matt Brodlie. Loveall will work with Brodlie and Disney direct-to-consumer and international’s regional teams on the development and production of original scripted and unscripted series, as well as acquisitions for all markets outside of the US.

Loveall was most recently VP of international programming for AMC Networks, including AMC, SundanceTV and BBC America, with responsibility for the development of original international commissions and coproductions as well as select acquisitions for each network. New Marvel Studios Star Reportedly Playing Female Loki for Disney+ Series. The production for the Disney+ series Loki will explore the fate of the God of Mischief after he changed his future in Avengers: Endgame, revealing what happened after he stole the Tesseract and disappeared in the past.

New Marvel Studios Star Reportedly Playing Female Loki for Disney+ Series

While he might have prevented his death at the hands of the Mad Titan Thanos, his future is much more uncertain as he'll be facing a other major threats. But a new casting development might hint that the series will be influenced by some major events from Loki's own comic book history. Yesterday we learned that actress Sophia Di Martino has joined the cast of Loki and will star alongside Tom Hiddleston. Speculation about her role has run rampant, but a report from Deadline that credits a "source close to the production" states that Di Martino will play a female incarnation of Loki.

The female version of Loki had a major role in the series The Mighty Avengers published in 2009, written by Dan Scott and Christos Gage with art by Khoi Pham. "I know this character now. 90s Animated Series On Disney+ That Have Withstood The Test of Time. Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

90s Animated Series On Disney+ That Have Withstood The Test of Time

Disney+ is going to be a real treat to those of us that grew up in the ’90s. The streaming service will feature a number of animated series that were and are big deals to us 90s kids. And you know what? A lot of those shows are still worth checking out. The ‘90s were a time for great advancements in animated children’s television. Disney+ streaming service finally gets UK release date. It's official: the House Of Mouse’s new streaming service, Disney+, is finally going to be launching in the UK on 31 March 2020.

Disney+ streaming service finally gets UK release date

Disney announced the news on Twitter, conforming that the new, Netflix-rivalling streaming service would roll out across the UK and Ireland – as well as Germany, France, Italy and Spain – in the spring of next year. Interestingly, replying to a customer asking about their existing streaming service, Disney Life, the company revealed that it is “becoming Disney+ and will be rebranded in March 2020”. It also promised that details about transitioning existing subscriptions would be communicated soon.

In terms of the UK pricing structure, the company tweeted that it had “a few different price plans for Disney+“ and that it would be “announcing details soon”. In the US, the service costs $6.99 (around £5.50) per month. So, what does this mean for UK viewers? Netflix rival Disney+ won't launch in the UK until 2020. Here's why. The Disney+ streaming service is coming, with the kind of catalogue – from Star Wars to The Avengers and The Simpsons – that'll strike fear into the hearts of its streaming and broadcast video rivals… when it eventually arrives.

Netflix rival Disney+ won't launch in the UK until 2020. Here's why

But for viewers in the UK and, indeed, much of Europe, that 'when' is a mystery that needs digging into. The service launches in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on November 12 and on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. But in the UK, and almost all of Europe, the shining Disney media future is a bit further off. Disney hasn't officially officially announced a UK launch date, and it hasn't explained why not, but the smart money is on the first quarter of 2020. The company's already teased as much with a “2020” UK launch date that appears in a recent trailer for The Mandalorian series. Marvel Studios Boss Confirms Fans Will Need Disney+ To Get The Full Story Of The MCU Moving Forward. There are plenty of casual movie-goers that probably find it a bit daunting to keep up with all the goings-on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios Boss Confirms Fans Will Need Disney+ To Get The Full Story Of The MCU Moving Forward

This came to a head in this year’s “Avengers: Endgame,” where it became abundantly clear that you probably should have watched the two-dozen previous films before sitting down for the ‘Avengers’ finale to fully grasp what was happening. Well, for the future of the MCU, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige told Bloomberg that you probably are going to need to watch those Disney+ streaming series, in addition to the films, to get the full picture. READ MORE: Mark Ruffalo Teases More Hulk In Marvel’s Phase 4, Potentially As “A Guru To Some Of The Younger Ones” The report says (via Julia Alexander on Twitter): “If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription because events from the new shows will factor into forthcoming films such as ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

Disney+ Announces Avengers: Endgame Will Be Available at Launch. As if the launch day lineup of Disney+ wasn't already exciting enough, the new streaming service is moving up the release of the biggest movie in box office history. If you've been waiting since the summer to stream Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame at home, you won't have to wait much longer. After breaking hordes of box office records earlier this year, Avengers: Endgame will be available to stream on Disney+ next Tuesday, November 12th, the day the service launches. Avengers: Endgame was always going to come to Disney+, as the goal of the service is to eventually have all Disney-owned properties available to users. However, it was originally announced that Endgame wouldn't be streaming until the middle of December. That changed on Wednesday morning when Disney+ announced that the film had been moved onto the launch day roster. The official Avengers Twitter account shared a video filled with screenshots from fans, asking if Disney+ would be carrying Endgame on November 12th.

Oh snap! 14 Movies You Should Watch on Disney+ With Disney+ launching on November 12, we’re all going to have our eyeballs full with a slew of sublime House of Mouse content. But after you enjoy all the obvious bells and whistles — like the premiere of The Mandalorian, tons of MCU and Star Wars films, Disney animated hits, and Pixar greats — there’s a diverse and deep back catalog of yesteryear Disney gems to dive into. We’ve assembled a starter list of movies, both animated and live-action (and sometimes a blend of both) for you to check out as soon as Disney+ goes live. From space adventures to sword and sorcery sagas to holiday happiness, here are 14 films to watch on the new streaming site. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Disney CEO Bob Iger Doesn't See Netflix as a Rival to Disney+ The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger says there’s “plenty of room” for Disney to enter the direct-to-consumer space with premiere streaming service Disney+, so far the biggest competitor to streaming giant Netflix.

Crediting Netflix with paving the way in a changing media landscape now emphasizing streaming, Iger says Netflix is “huge volume,” while the plentiful offerings on Disney+ — including hundreds of movies and thousands of episodes of library television, as well as exclusive new content from Disney-owned Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, National Geographic and the recently acquired Fox — are part of an approach by Disney that is “more branded, less volume.”

“The fact that it does slightly different things actually doesn’t make it a rival in our eyes. I think Netflix is a volume play, with a lot of quality in it. Huge volume, and they created the market and the direct-to-consumer space with video — and brilliantly, by the way — and globally,” Iger told BBC Radio’s The Media Show. Marvel's She-Hulk Rumored to Possibly Bring Liv Tyler Back as Betty Ross. Disney+ is finally launching next month and will eventually see an array of Marvel Cinematic Universe series. One of the many shows announced earlier this year was She-Hulk, which will follow Jennifer Walters, who is Bruce Banner’s cousin in the Marvel Comics. A lawyer by day, Walters was given her powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from Banner immediately following an accident. Currently, there’s no news on who will be starring as the lead, but there have been rumors that the series will see the return of Liv Tyler, who played Betty Ross opposite Edward Norton’s Hulk in The Incredible Hulk.

According to, freelance journalist Daniel Richtman recently reported the following: "While it's early I also heard they plan to have General Ross in [She-Hulk] and maybe even bring back Liv Tyler as Betty Ross! " While that's obviously not concrete, it would be nice to see Tyler back in the MCU for the first time since 2008.

Free Disney+ pilot launches in the Netherlands, here’s what it’s like. I just spent the last few minutes signing up for Disney+ and downloading apps for iOS, Android, and Apple TV. I then spent a few more minutes, several actually, streaming titles like Avengers Infinity War, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Incredibles 2, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, and Free Solo. Netflix rival Disney+ won't launch in the UK until 2020. Here's why. Gargoyles Star Keith David "Would Love Nothing More" Than to Return as Goliath in New Series. In a matter of a few weeks, fans will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gargoyles first debuting on ABC. Disney+ streaming: Every original show and movie, plus everything else you should know. Disney already owns like two-thirds of every important and beloved franchise, and now the House of Mouse is preparing to own (or “pwn”) the competition when it comes to streaming.

Disney+, the company’s upcoming streaming service, will be jam-packed with so many popular franchises and feature brand-new, high-budget original series set in the Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar universes. It’s enough to make Netflix get worried, especially since Disney+ will only run viewers $6.99 a month when it debuts. Disney Plus UK launch date: When will Disney Plus come to UK? This weekend at D23, Disney is making a whole lot of announcements about its brand new streaming platform Disney Plus. Lucasfilm Planning Qi'Ra And Lando TV Shows For Disney Plus. Disney announces $12.99 bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ Disney will offer a bundle package of its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th, the company announced today. The company previously hinted at a bundle for all three services, but CEO Bob Iger made it official during the company’s investors call today. Disney to Offer Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ Bundle for $12.99 a Month.

Despite recently setting a new record for total global box office, The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported earnings and revenue for the fiscal third quarter that fell shy of Wall Street expectations. The Mouse House spent $71.3 billion to acquire film and TV entertainment assets from Fox in March. Blogging the Reel World. Disney’s biggest competitor isn’t Netflix - it’s Fortnite.

Back in 2013 Netflix’s Ted Sarandos perfectly captured the strategic challenge that the growing streaming service rapidly faced: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us”, he told GQ magazine, in reference to the premium cable powerhouse that broadcasts the likes of Game of Thrones. In other words: Though Netflix’s streaming technology is new and exciting (or at least it was five years ago), the technology alone won’t keep Netflix ahead - content matters too.

That’s why, fast-forward to 2019, Netflix has utterly transformed both the living room and the movie theater. This year it is expected to spend a eye-watering $15 billion on films and TV shows for us to watch. Denofgeek. Disney+ Announcements Impress the Internet. The Walt Disney Company on Thursday unveiled Disney+, its direct-to-consumers streaming service soon to be home to thousands of hours of content stemming from such powerhouse Disney brands as Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, and Fox. In its first year, Disney+ anticipates to host more than 25 all-new episodic series, including The Falcon & The Winter Soldier and The Mandalorian, more than 10 original movies and specials, including Lady and the Tramp and Noelle, and more than 100 recent movie titles, including Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Reveals 'Falcon & Winter Soldier,' 'WandaVision' Disney+ Details. Disney Plus: Pricing and Launch Date Announced.

Disney+ app and worldwide rollout plans revealed. Disney+ Reportedly Launching in November. The Walt Disney Company has been talking a big game for the past couple of years when it comes to streaming. After the success of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services, the House of Mouse announced that it would be launching its own standalone service filled with its original properties. 'Monsters, Inc.' Voice Cast to Return for Disney+ Series. Disney+, the forthcoming streaming platform designed to rival Netflix, is getting the Monsters, Inc. gang back together — and inviting some new friends to the party. Monsters at Work, the upcoming animated spinoff set to debut in 2020 on Disney+, is officially welcoming back original voice cast stars John Goodman (Sulley) and Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski). They will be joined by members of the original voice cast John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia) and Bob Peterson (Roz), as well as franchise newcomers Ben Feldman (Superstore), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Henry Winkler (Barry), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Alanna Ubach (Coco), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).

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Kevin Feige Promises Disney+ Shows Are Directly Connected to Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel's 'Loki' Series Adds 'Rick and Morty' Writer. Kevin Smith Says Hawkeye TV Show Should Have Him Die in Opening Episode. Marvel's Loki TV Show Officially Announced for Disney Streaming Service.