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Everything you need to know about Disney's new streaming service, Disney+

Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times on

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--"Chip 'n' Dale" (to debut during year one): Classic chipmunk characters Chip and Dale are in for a modern makeover in a new comedy series that will see them living in a small park in a busy city. The series, comprised of 39 seven-minute episodes, will be produced by the award-winning French production studio Xilam Animation.

--"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (to debut during year one): Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex will be back in 12 brand-new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, set between the events of the prequel films "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." (The series originally launched on Cartoon Network in 2008, with the unaired sixth season debuting on Netflix in 2014).

--"Lamp Life" (to debut during year one): What was Bo Peep up to between "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 4"? This all-new animated short film explains.

--"Short Circuit" (to debut during year one): A series of shorts from Walt Disney Animation's experimental program created to encourage new approaches to visual style and story and to find new voices.

Documentary/nonfiction series:

--"Encore!" (available at launch): Executive producer Kristen Bell is organizing a high school reunion like no other: Former castmates of a high school musical are challenged to re-create their original performance.

--"Marvel's Hero Project" (available at launch): A series spotlighting the real-life heroics of kids making positive changes in their communities.

--Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series (available at launch): A documentary series about the 65-year-plus history of Walt Disney Imagineering (the creatives behind the Disney theme parks), spotlighting the people, the craft and the business itself.

--"The World According to Jeff Goldblum" (available at launch): A series in which Jeff Goldblum explains everyday stuff. Need we say more?

--"Be Our Chef" (to debut during year one): A Disney-inspired cooking competition for the chance to create a dish for Disney Parks. Each episode will see two families taking part in challenges involving their family traditions and Disney themes. The finalists will be tasked with creating a dish that represents their family in a Disney way.

--"Dolphin Reef" (to debut during year one): Natalie Portman narrates Disneynature's "Dolphin Reef," which will follow a young bottlenose dolphin named Echo. Echo is at a dolphin crossroads, unable to decide if he's ready to grow up and take on new responsibilities, or if he'll remain silly and just have fun with all the other sea creatures that keep him distracted.

--"Into the Unknown: Making 'Frozen 2'" (to debut during year one): A documentary series giving a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of "Frozen 2."

--"Magic of Animal Kingdom" (to debut during year one): A documentary series following the animal-care experts, veterinarians and biologists at work at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot's SeaBase aquarium.

--"Marvel's 616" (to debut during year one): An anthology documentary series examining the historical, cultural and societal context of Marvel's stories, characters and creators.

--"Prop Culture" (to debut during year one): An anthology series that examine films through the props and costumes that made them unique. The movies discussed in the first eight episodes include "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Mary Poppins," "The Muppet Movie," "Tron" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

--"(Re)Connect" (to debut during year one): Each episode will see a family unplug from their lives in order to face whatever is driving a wedge among them and overcome it with the help of a specialized expert.

--"Rogue Trip" (to debut during year one): Journalist Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son, Mack, will travel the world to visit places that are often misunderstood or overlooked by tourists.

--"Shop Class" (working title; to debut during year one): A competition series in which teams of students will be tasked with designing, building and testing new gadgets. A panel of experts will whittle down the field until one team is named Shop Class Champs.

--"Earthkeepers" (working title; to debut during year two): A documentary series following conservationists and the animals they have devoted their careers to, as well as everything that goes into their efforts to protect the planet's most endangered species.

--"Ink & Paint" (to debut during year two): A documentary series about the unsung women who worked to create some of Disney's greatest animated films. It's based on the book of the same name.

WHAT ABOUT ORIGINAL MOVIES?

--"Lady and the Tramp" (available at launch): A live-action retelling of the 1955 animated classic about the romantic adventures of a prim and proper house dog named Lady and a scrappy stray named Tramp. The cast includes Tessa Thompson (voice of Lady), Justin Theroux (voice of Tramp), Kiersey Clemons (Darling), Thomas Mann (Jim Dear), Janelle Monae (voice of Peg), Yvette Nicole Brown (Aunt Sarah), Sam Elliott (voice of Trusty) and more.

--"Noelle" (available at launch): Anna Kendrick stars as Noelle, the carefree younger sister of Nick Kringle, played by Bill Hader, who is the first in line to be Santa Claus. When the stress of being Santa becomes overwhelming, Nick disappears just weeks before Christmas. It's up to Noelle to find Nick and save the holiday.

--"The Phineas and Ferb Movie" (working title; to debut during year one): Phineas, Ferb, Candace and the whole blended Flynn family are back for a new movie based on the fan-favorite animated series that followed the siblings' summer vacation antics. This time, Phineas and Ferb head to space to order to rescue Candace, who has found utopia on a faraway planet after being abducted by aliens.

--"Secret Society of Second-Born Royals" (to debut during year one): The movie centers on Sam, a princess with no real interest in the royal way of life. The second in line to the throne of Illyria, Sam one day discovers she has superpowers and that a secret society of second-born royals has long been tasked with keeping peace in the kingdom. She's in for some adventures as she joins a top-secret training program to prepare for saving the world.

--"Stargirl" (to debut during year one): A coming-of-age movie based on the YA novel of the same name, "Stargirl" follows 16-year-old Leo Borlock, who is happy to fly under the radar until a new girl shows up at his high school. Stargirl is quirky and different and not at all like any of the other kids at Leo's school, and she changes everyone's perceptions about themselves and each other.

--"Timmy Failure" (to debut during year one): Directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy, "Timmy Failure" follows a young boy who believes he's the best detective in town. Timmy runs Total Failure Inc., along with his partner, a 1,500-pound polar bear. The movie is based on the book "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made" from the "Timmy Failure" illustrated series. McCarthy and the book's author, Stephan Pastis, co-wrote the screenplay.

--"Togo" (to debut during year one): Based on a true story, "Togo" will follow Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) and his lead sled dog Togo, known for their role in the Nome Serum Run to deliver medicine to children during the 1925 outbreak of diphtheria in Alaska. (The real-life Balto -- the inspiration behind the 1995 non-Disney animated movie "Balto" -- also was a part of this run, which involved traveling more than 700 miles in harsh conditions.)

--"Flora & Ulysses" (release TBA): Based on the children's book "Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures," the movie will follow a 10-year-old named Flora. A comic book fan and a self-proclaimed cynic, Flora's life is forever changed when she saves a squirrel that ends up developing superpowers.

WHAT ELSE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE DISNEY+ CATALOG?

Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home for all of Disney's theatrical releases beginning in 2019, starting with "Captain Marvel," which will be available at launch. Other recent releases headed to the platform include "Dumbo," "Avengers: Endgame," "Aladdin," "Toy Story 4" and "The Lion King," as well as the upcoming "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

Below are titles that Disney has confirmed will be available at launch (including 30 seasons of "The Simpsons").

TV SHOWS

"Amazing Planet"

"Andi Mack"

"Boy Meets World"

"Brain Games"

"Dog Whisperer With Cesar Milan"

"Dr. K's Exotic Animals"

"Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet"

"Drain the Ocean"

"DuckTales" (1987)

"DuckTales" (2016, Season 1)

"Earth Live"

"Goof Troop"

"Great Migrations"

" Howie Mandel's Animals Doing Things"

"Kim Possible"

"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"

"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man"

"Mickey and the Roadster Racers" (Season 1-2)

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"

"Mickey Mouse Shorts"

"One Strange Rock"

"Raven's Home"

"Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue"

"Star Wars Rebels"

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

"That's So Raven"

"The Incredible Dr. Pol"

"The Simpsons"

"Unlikely Animal Friends"

"Wicked Tuna"

A still from "The Simpsons"

Even "The Simpsons" are headed to Disney+.(Fox)

 

MOVIES

"101 Dalmatians"

"A Bug's Life"

"A Goofy Movie"

"An Extremely Goofy Movie"

"Bambi"

"Bao"

"Big Hero 6"

"Born in China"

"Cars"

"Fantasia"

"Finding Dory"

"Finding Nemo"

"Free Solo"

"Frozen"

"Fun and Fancy Free"

"Hercules"

"High School Musical"

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

"Inside Out"

"Iron Man"

"Lady and the Tramp"

"Lilo & Stitch"

"Mary Poppins"

"Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers"

"Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas"

"Moana"

"Monsters University"

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

"Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 1"

"Ratatouille"

"Remember the Titans"

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

"Sleeping Beauty"

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

"Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"

"Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

"Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

"Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope"

"Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"

"Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi"

"Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens"

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

"Steamboat Willie"

"The Good Dinosaur"

"The Incredibles"

"The Little Mermaid"

"The Parent Trap" (1961)

"The Prince & the Pauper" (1990)

"The Princess Diaries"

"The Rocketeer"

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (short)

"The Sword in the Stone"

"The Three Caballeros"

"Thor: The Dark World"

"Toy Story"

"Tron" (1982)

"Up"

"Wall-E"

"Zootopia"

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