Earlier this month I posted that Disney+ prices are set to increase as of next month with the introduction of Star, a new add-on to Disney Plus which looks to offer a more adult oriented selection of TV shows and movies.
This morning, Disney+ announced some of the new TV shows and movies available to stream from 23rd February, billed as their biggest content drop ever. Check out some of the highlights from the announcement below:
- Family Guy
- Planet of the Apes series
- Modern Family
- Sons of Anarchy
- Die Hard series
- How I met your mother (one of my favourite shows of all time!)
- Prison Break
- Pretty Woman
- Independence Day
There is a great selection of TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ and the calibre of some of these shows is fantastic. This new content will definitely help to justify the price increase, especially to parents offering them something to watch whilst also a offering a brilliant collection of content for younger viewers. Whilst some of these shows and movies are available on other streaming services which you may already subscribe to, being able to offer quality content for adults, as well as quality content for children and Disney fans could sway subscribers into cutting down their number of streaming subscriptions.
It was also announced earlier this week that the latest movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Raya and the Last Dragon, is set to release on March 5th. Controversially, Raya and the Last Dragon will be coming to theatres and Disney+ Premier Access and considering here in the UK we aren’t going to be able to see this on the big screen anytime soon, we will have to watch it in the comfort of our own home.
This would mean having to pay an expensive £19.99 and when you take into account that the fantastic Pixar’s Soul was released on Christmas Day at no extra cost to subscribers, is going to leave a few people scratching their heads. This price is also off-putting with the fact that Mulan was the first title users were charged for to watch, only for it then to become available to all Disney+ subscribers just 2 months later.
Despite the initial eyebrow raising cost, the trailer does look awesome! The story is set long ago in the world of Kumandra and it’s up to warrior Raya to track down the last dragon to stop the “Druun” from threatening the land. The premise of the movie is classic Disney (which is always a good recipe) and from the trailer, it looks like a combination of Moana combined with Mulan, with a little bit of Avatar: The Last Airbender thrown in for good measure.
Be sure to check back for a full review on Raya and the Last Dragon following its release in early March.