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After months of hype is Disney Plus worth the fuss?

Disney Plus has landed in living rooms across the country, but for $ monthly subscription, is the channel all that it’s cracked up to be?

Subscribers may have thought they were getting every title that has been made available in the US version of Disney Plus but, like Netflix, this just isn’t the case.

That said, there are a huge number of movies and series made available on the streamer, some of which have had to be cancelled on other streaming channels such as Stan and Netflix.

The full Star Wars sage, for example, looks like being pulled from Stan so as to appear exclusively on Disney Plus, as are a bunch of Marvel and Pixar movies.

I’m having enough trouble catching up with so many great shows on Netflix and Stan, and I don’t have kids to have to consider in the home entertainment debate, so I think I’ll be giving Disney Plus a miss. For now.

So what else is available on the newest addition to the streaming competition?

Animated films make up a huge part of the list, of course, with everything from the original animated Dumbo to its recent live action version, able to be streamed. Disney classics like Alice In Wonderland, Mary Poppins and The Lion King are all in there. And a huge lineup of Marvel movies are available including recent hits Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

According to Disney, Australia will be receiving over 600 films and 7000 TV show episodes this week alone. Heck, even The Simpsons seasons 1-29 are amid that hefty lot.

To give you an idea of what’s on offer, check out the list below. An extensive list, yes, but have we seen it (almost) all before and is it good value?

Disney+ is currently available at the competitive price of $8.99 per month, which is $1 more than Apple+ which also recently launched, and $1 cheaper than Netflix ($9.99) and Stan ($10).

If you’re into comic book adaptions, classic animations and sci-fi staples, then the streamer is definitely for you. If you only like watching the above-mentioned occasionally, and prefer fresher, progressive shows and films, than you may be better off sticking to Netflix. And if you like progress and retro, Stan might be your thing.

I’m having enough trouble catching up with so many great shows on Netflix and Stan, and I don’t have kids to have to consider in the home entertainment debate, so I think I’ll be giving Disney Plus a miss. For now.

Antonino Tati

 

The Disney Plus app will be available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and select smart TVs.

 

SO WHAT’S ON DISNEY PLUS?

The Mandalorian
Lady and the Tramp
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Encore!
Noelle
Avengers: Endgame
Captain America: Civil War
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Captain Marvel
Iron Man
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Iron Man 2
Thor
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: The First Avenger
Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Thor: Ragnarok
Black Panther
Marvel animated series (assorted)
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Epsiode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode IV: Star Wars: A New Hope
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Rogue One
Solo
The Clone Wars
The Yoda Chronicles
Star Wars Rebels
LEGO Droid Tales
Alice In Wonderland
Alice Through the Looking Glass
101 Dalmatians (live action)
101 Dalmatians (animated)
Aladdin (animated)
Beauty and the Beast (live action)
Beauty and the Beast (animated)
Big Hero 6
Christopher Robin
Dumbo (live action)
Dumbo (animated)
Frozen
Maleficent
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Returns
Moana
Mulan
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Tangled
The Jungle Book (live action)
The Lion King (original)
The Little Mermaid
Brave
Cars
Coco
Finding Dory and Finding Nemo
Inside Out
Monsters, Inc.
Monsters University
The Incredibles
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Ratatouille
Up!
Wall-E
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Home Alone 3
Remember The Titans
Sister Act
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Mighty Ducks
The Parent Trap
The Princess Diaries
Three Men And A Baby
Tron
Camp Rock
Descendants
Hannah Montana
High School Musical 1, 2 and 3
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Puppy Dog Pals
Teen Beach Movie
Vampirina
Avatar
Free Solo
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Simpsons (Seasons 1-29)

 

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