Ahead of the streaming service's official launch this fall, a pilot version of Disney+ has been released in the Netherlands. And from the looks of things, subscribers could very well have a myriad of classic Marvel cartoons at their fingertips come November.
According to Twitter user @moreidsneyplus, the streaming service has multiple Marvel animated series from the '70s, '80s and '90s as part of its library. This report receives corroboration by podcast host and Amsterdam native GJ Kooijman, who shared a photo of the Disney+ page for the 1992 X-Men animated series.
According to Kooijman, the pre-2000 Marvel animated series he found on Disney+ include Spider-Woman (1979), Spider-Man (1981), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1982), Iron Man (1994), Fantastic Four (1994), Spider-Man (1996), The Incredible Hulk (1996), Silver Surfer (1998) and Spider-Man Unlimited (1999), in addition to the aforementioned X-Men (1992).
Disney+ will have classic Marvel animated series like X-Men ‘92, Spider-Man ‘94, Spider-Woman ‘79, Spider-Man ‘81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ‘94, Fantastic Four ‘94, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited. pic.twitter.com/Yzj3DiZtwg— Disney+ Updates (@moredisneyplus) September 12, 2019
Holy shit. The original X Men Animated series is on Disney Plus?!?! pic.twitter.com/D7qBAwY70d— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) September 12, 2019
Spider-Man 1996 is also on there. pic.twitter.com/eUofQpy0cZ— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) September 12, 2019
All that being said, it should be noted there is currently no guarantee of all these shows actually being available for Disney+ subscribers outside of the Netherlands. It's certainly possible, and the fact they're featured as part of the pilot seems promising.
However, it is also possible these cartoons will only be viewable by Dutch subscribers, as the availability of certain titles is expected to vary by region and territory. For instance, Kooijman points out that the Marvel Cinematic Universe content available on Disney+ in the Netherlands is different from what has been advertised for American subscribers.
With that in mind, fans of Marvel cartoons residing stateside will simply have to wait and see what animated goodness Disney+ has in store for them when the House of Mouse's streaming service launches in two months.
Disney+ will be available Nov. 12 in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands and on Nov. 19 in Australia and New Zealand, with content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.