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+?

2 Comments

  1. Disney Mike Reply

    Disney, if you want my money, you’re going to have to do at least one of the following things:

    1) Give us Season 3 of Marvel’s Agent Carter. This guarantees a subscription for my household.
    2) Give us access to all the old Disneyland TV shows, Wonderful World of Color shows, etc. ALL the old TV stuff, not just the limited amount of titles that used to run on the Disney Channel.
    3) Bring out ALL the features, even the ones that you think no one remembers. Not just all the animated features, but all the live-action features and documentaries as well.

    Short of that, there’s no reason for my family to pay any money for this service. We have all the films we like on DVD and/or Blu Ray. We have the vault DVD issues. We aren’t that interested in most of your original series (Agent Carter being a huge exception).

    In other words, really make it worth our while to spend extra money on yet another streaming service.

    • Oh, yeah — please include all the episodes of the 1970s version of the New Mickey Mouse Club. That was a huge part of my childhood, and I’d love to see it all again.

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