At the bottom of this post you,ll see a trailer and a video puff piece promoting Disney+. the new streaming service that is the next pick in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide.
Disney+ is the perfect gift for the whole family, particularly if that family includes people who enjoy Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, The Muppets, The Simpsons or any other iconic family of television properties that’s been sucked into the corporate black hole of Disney.
Of course, being a streaming service, it’s going to be a pain to wrap. Disney+ is a subscription video on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company.
This streaming app/channel offers films and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, with the service advertising content from Disney’s Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars brands.
Original films and television series are also distributed on Disney+, with ten films and seven series deburing when the service debuted last month. Disney+ focuses on “family-oriented entertainment”, and does not feature R-rated films or TV-MA-rated programming.
So far, the big breakout hit on Disney+ seems to the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Word of mouth on the service, after a shaky technical start on thei first day, has been overwhelmingly positive.
You can sign up for Disney+ for $6.99 a month, or get a whole year for $69.99. If you enjoy any of the Disney family of entertainment properties, it’s a bargain. You can also bundle Disney+ with Hulu, for more adult content, and ESPN+ for sports content. Unfortunately, you have to bundle with both of those additional services, which sucks for people who hate sports and resent paying inflated cable or satellite prices because they can’t just dump ESPN.
Disney+ is a great gift idea, even if you’re just getting it for yourself.