Disney Plus: Everything We Know (So Far) About the Streaming Service

While the launch of Disney+, the Walt Disney Company's own premium streaming service for its family-friendly content, is mere months away, the company had been able to keep a tight lid on details surrounding original programming being produced for the digital platform until officially unveiling much of the first year of programming at a recent investors meeting.

Disney+ will launch on November 12 for $6.99 a month with the option for a full-year subscription from $69.99. Several films and series have been announced to be available right at launch while others have been confirmed for the first or second year of Disney+'s launch. With that in mind, here are all the major Disney+ exclusive programming that has been announced along with the details that have been made public about each.

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The latest in Disney's successful wave of live-action remakes of its classic animated films, the studio announced it was remaking the 1955 animated film The Lady and the Tramp in February 2018. Just as with the original film, the remake follows its titular pair of dogs that go on a series of misadventures around the city and fall in love.

The remake stars Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the eponymous canines, joined by Sam Elliot, Janelle Monae, Ashley Jensen and Benedict Wong voicing other dogs. Live-action actors include Nicole Yvette Brown, Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann. The film is directed by Charlie Bean and wrapped principal photography at the end of last year.


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A live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone had first been greenlit by Disney in 2015 before being repurposed to premiere on Disney+ instead of receiving a wide theatrical release. A loose adaptation of T.H. White's The Once and Future King, the 1963 animated film retold the origins of King Arthur as the young boy met the wizard Merlin while drawing the legendary sword from a stone as part of a prophecy to one day become King of England.

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is attached to direct the remake with principal photography initially expected to begin by this past September. However, since the announcement of Fresnadillo signing on to the project, there have been little updates regarding the remake, including casting news.



The third live-action remake of a classic Disney film announced for the upcoming premium streaming service, Peter Pan was originally announced as a possible theatrical release before being repurposed for Disney+ this past July. A loose adaptation of J.M. Barrie's children's book of the same name, the 1953 animated film saw its titular character whisk away three English siblings to his fantasy home of Neverland. The island getaway saw kids that never grew old, a fearsome crocodile and a crew of pirates led by the villainous Captain Hook.

Following the success of his 2016 remake of Pete's Dragon, filmmaker David Lowery was announced to direct and co-write the Peter Pan remake with Toby Halbrooks. No cast or production start date has been announced since Disney shifted its strategy to bring the live-action film to Disney+.


In February 2018, several live-action films were revealed to be in development for Disney including remakes of The Parent Trap and The Father of the Bride as well as a third Sister Act film. Perhaps most interestingly was the news that the fan-favorite 1989 sci-fi comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was planned to receive its own remake.

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The original film, starring Rick Moranis, followed several kids accidentally shrunk down smaller than ants after one of their father's failed mad science experiment. As the kids navigate their way through the now-treacherous backyard and home to reach the hardware to restore them to regular size, they must endure everything from scorpions to a lawn mower to reach their destination. The popular film received a theatrical sequel, a direct-to-video follow-up and three-season television series.

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