When you wish upon a star, Disney+ delivers. This wildly popular streaming service is to launch in Hong Kong in the third quarter of this year. With the Pixar, Star Wars and the Marvel franchises all under one streaming service. Here’s what you can expect to catch in November
Disney fans, rejoice! Disney+ is primed to launch in Hong Kong this November, following strong third-quarter earnings indicating a demand for the streaming service in the Asia-Pacific region. The platform is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Taiwan and South Korea will also get Disney+ in November.
“The response towards Disney+ across Asia-Pacific has exceeded our expectations, as consumers seek diverse entertainment content and are drawn to our portfolio of brands and franchises,” said Luke Kang, president at The Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific. “We are pleased with the subscriber growth and partnerships forged in markets, and look forward to engaging with more consumers across the region – through unparalleled storytelling, creative excellence and cutting-edge content delivery.”
All of that means we’ll soon have access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star. Check out the best shows and movies to expect on Disney+.
From Fantasia to Lilo and Stitch: all the animated film classics
Feeling nostalgic for your favourite childhood Disney classics? This November they will all be available for you on Disney+. The classic animated films dating as far back as 1937, with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2 and more, will be streamable. It’s a great way to revisit or get acquainted with Disney’s most timeless animations.
All the animated series including DuckTales, Gargoyles, Phineas and Ferb
If you grew up watching Saturday cartoons or the Disney Channel, you’ll remember some of Disney’s most popular animated series, from Darkwing Duck to Kim Possible to Muppet Babies. Soon they will all be accessible on Disney+ and you won’t even have to wait for the weekend.
As the makers of everything from Glenn Close’s 101 Dalmatians to Pirates of the Caribbean (all five) to Avatar, Disney’s library of live-action films is enormous. Between the live-action films, animated series and animated films, you will have a plethora of content to choose from.
The entire Star Wars film collection
Christmas is coming early for Star Wars fans who have no doubt been waiting for Disney+ for this very reason. From the movie saga to the animated and television spin-offs, fans can find it all here.
All the Marvel movies and TV series
Considering how ubiquitous Ironman and Captain America are around Hong Kong, Marvel fans will be ecstatic to access all the Marvel Studio movies and TV shows on demand. Disney has decided to launch some of these movies, including Black Widow and more recently Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings around the same time as their theatre release.
All the Pixar movies
We all missed the movies while living in the panini. Soon we’ll be able to watch our favourite Pixar films, from Soul to Luca, from the comfort of home (or our personal tech devices), including all the old school classics like Toy Story, Monsters Inc and more. There will also be original content exclusively for Disney+, including the upcoming Dug Days series centred around the life of beloved pup Dug from the movie Up.
National Geographic films and TV series
Let the nature binge begin! Disney+ provides access to all the National Geographic movies and TV series you could want. National Geographic is home to an immense library of original documentaries and TV shows. Check out documentaries like the popular Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey or the beloved pop-science TV show Brain Games.
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