Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, will finally be launching in the latter part of this year. According to its CEO Bob Iger, Disney Plus will contain “the entire Disney motion picture library.” Previously the Disney Vault had all the contents ever made by Disney. It means that the moment Disney Plus launches, it will end the era of the Disney Vault. Disney had cataloged all of their films, classics like Dumbo and Snow White and modern blockbuster hits like Frozen and Zootopia. However, these individual titles were previously available on home video for a limited time. Once the DVDs and Blu-ray have sold through, Disney stores them in their Vault until it’s time for them to release them again.
Iger mentioned after an investor’s meeting held in St. Louis,
The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch, it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a “vault” and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we’re producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded
Disney Plus will soon release a live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. The new releases also will find a home in Disney Plus. Iger commented, “It’s going to combine both the old and the new. All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service.” Even though the date for the release of Disney Plus has not been confirmed yet, it is expected that it will be coming to the market later this year.