Say goodbye to the infamous Disney Vault. The Disney+ streaming service is going to make all your favorite Disney movies available all the time.
Disney CEO Bob Iger explained the new tactic during an investors’ call on Thursday, according to Polygon. Iger said that shortly after the service launches, “the entire Disney motion picture library” will be added to Disney+, effectively doing away with the company’s longstanding tradition of only releasing their classic films at sporadic intervals.
Iger also said that new Disney releases, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel movies, will be included on Disney+ “within a year of their theatrical release.”
“It’s going to combine both the old and the new,” he said. “All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service.”
Traditionally, Disney has kept the release of its catalog of films very tightly controlled under the metaphorical lock and key of the Disney Vault. A movie would be released for sale on home video only rarely, and once those copies sold out, the film would not be available again for an indefinite length of time, often years.
Disney+ still does not have an official launch date, but is expected later this year.