If you’re waiting for Disney+ to roll out hoping it might provide access to a few of your favorite shows and movies from the Disney vault, there was some big news about the service at yesterdays Disney Shareholder meeting. You are getting your wish.
When asked about how Disney+ will decide which movies from the Disney vault will show up on the streaming video on demand service, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that the entire Disney library would be available on the service.
“At some point fairly soon after launch, it will house the entire Disney motion picture library,” Iger said. “The movies you speak of that have traditionally been kept in a vault and have basically been brought out every few years will be on the service.”
We’re sure he didn’t mean 100% of the library. Some things are probably not digitized yet and others have been removed from distribution for various reasons, like 1946’s “Song of the South.” If you go all the way back to 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” that a lot of movies
It’s also not clear how far beyond movies this edict goes. We’re thinking about all the wonderful television shows Disney has produced over the years. We know from DVD releases that most of these are digitized. Sure, some of the viewing audiences might be pretty niche, but I’d love to binge watch “EPCOT Magazine” which aired from 1984-1986 or “Star Wars: Droids” from Lucasfilm in 1985.
Remember that Iger has promised the price point for Disney+ will be less than what consumers currently pay for Netflix. I think this just seriously increased the number people who might decide to subscribe to Disney+ too.
What movie from the Disney Vault are you hoping makes its way to Disney+?