I have some bad news and some good news for Disney fans. First, the good news: the Disney vault, the shadowy safe in which disney hides it’s films from consumers, is effectively going away. Huzzah! Now you and your children can watch all of the classics without any problems! The bad news is that Disney is going to pull all of their streaming content off of Netflix in 2018. In order to find any and all Disney titles (literally, all of them) you will have to subscribe to Disney’s new streaming service called DisneyLife scheduled to launch in 2019.
The service will allow its subscribers to download and watch anything offline including all Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar content. . The streaming service is speculated to cost between 10-12$ per month. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed a pay-per-view option in the service.
But will it be worth it? Well, we don’t know. The service is currently in “beta testing” in the United Kingdom in an app called DisneyLife that costs around seven dollars a month. It currently includes over 400 movies, 6,000 Disney songs, 4,000 Disney TV episodes, 250 books, how-to animation videos, and live streaming of all three Disney Channels. That’s enough to satisfy any young family for a long time.
One of the biggest draws for older fans will be the library of classic animated films that have been hidden away since the death of VHS. For ten dollars one month (or a free trial) you could relive your childhood. Reviving all those old movies is worth losing some content from Netflix in the short run.