Disney Plus coming to Canada in November
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.