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Disney+ now available in Canada

The day has finally arrived, Disney’s long-awaited streaming service has finally launched in Canada, the Netherlands and the US.

The streaming service is home to hours upon hours of content from Disney’s library which now includes some 20th Century Fox titles as well. There are around 7,500 episodes of TV and 500 movies in the back catalogue.

But the more exciting part is some of the Disney+ Orignal content some of which is available now to watch on launch day:

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The 10-episode scripted series, set at the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical.

Lady and the Tramp (2019)

In the timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.


In the upcoming holiday comedy, Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick (Bill Hader), who will take over from their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle (Anna Kendrick) suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new series. Each episode is centered around something we all love – like sneakers or ice cream – as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.


In the unscripted series, Encore! that brings together former castmates of high school musicals, tasking them with re-creating their original performance years after they last performed it, in a high school reunion like no other. 

The Imagineering Story

Creating happiness is hard work. This six-hour saga chronicles the sixty-seven-year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory. This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. They’re responsible for building twelve theme parks around the world – the Happiest Places on Earth. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks. Narrated by Angela Bassett.

Forky Asks a Question

Forky, from Disney and Pixar’s TOY STORY 4, is a craft project created from trash, so he has important questions about how the world works, such as: What is love? What is time? And of course, the deepest question of all, What is cheese? He explores all of these questions and more in a series of 10 shorts called Forky Asks A Question.

Pixar SparkShorts

Disney+ will be the exclusive home of “SparkShorts,” the Pixar Animation Studios short film series designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio.

Marvel’s Hero Project

The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These young heroes have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are. 

In addition to the original content listed above, Disney’s 2019 films will be available to stream on day one, such as:

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Aladdin
  • Dumbo
  • Toy Story 4
  • The Lion King (2019)

And there will be 25 original series and 10 original films and documentaries coming to Disney+ within the next year.

You can check out a list of more content coming to Disney+ here.

Disney+ is available to stream in 4K HDR with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos for more immersive sound.

The Disney+ app is available on a number of platforms including

  • Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase)
  • Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices)
  • Microsoft (Xbox One)
  • Sony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation4 and all Android-based Sony TVs)
  • Roku (Roku streaming players and Roku TV models)
  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • LG smart TVs

The Disney+ smartphone/tablet app supports offline downloads, so you can watch on the go.

Disney+ costs $8.99 CAD ($6.99 USD) per month or $89.99 CAD ($69.99 USD) per year.

The service will be coming to more countries in the coming months with Australia and New Zealand on November 19th. Then followed by the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain starting March 31st, 2020.

Source: Disney


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