Dis­ney Plus com­ing to Canada in Novem­ber

The Prince George Citizen - - Money -

The Walt Dis­ney Com­pany is swoop­ing into the Cana­dian mar­ket with its pow­er­ful new stream­ing plat­form Dis­ney Plus in Novem­ber, and an­a­lysts say the menu of Marvel su­per­heroes, Pixar char­ac­ters, and Dis­ney an­i­mated clas­sics could give view­ers an­other rea­son to drop cable al­to­gether.

The com­pany says Dis­ney Plus will cost $8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, when the ser­vice launches on Nov. 12. On top of Marvel, Pixar and its an­i­mated li­brary, the com­pany owns the rights to Star Wars, as well as many TV shows on U.S. net­work ABC, in­clud­ing Grey’s Anatomy.

Dis­ney also re­cently pur­chased ri­val Hol­ly­wood stu­dio Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox, giv­ing them ac­cess to decades of film and TV, in­clud­ing ac­tion hits like Die Hard, and clas­sics such as The Sound of Mu­sic.Add to that some of this year’s big­gest movies, in­clud­ing Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Toy Story 4, which are ex­pected to even­tu­ally land on the ser­vice.

The ini­tial slate of ti­tles that’ll launch on Dis­ney Plus hasn’t been an­nounced, but the com­pany has teased some projects. It’ll up­date the Home Alone and Night at the Mu­seum franchises ex­clu­sively for the plat­form, as well as a Lady and the Tramp re­make.

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