Disney on Monday threw down a new gauntlet in the streaming TV wars when it released the list of practically every TV show and movie title that will be available on the Disney+ subscription service when it goes live on Nov. 12.
And fans of Disney classics -- or the studio's more obscure titles dating back decades -- are in luck.
"It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12," Disney tweeted out on its Disney+ Twitter feed Monday morning. Disney+ also included a link to entice potential customers to sign up in advance for the service for either $6.99 a month, or $69.99 for an entire year.
And when Disney says "everything", it appears they really mean everything.
In addition to all the "Star Wars" franchise films, Marvel's "Iron Man," Pixar's "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" and dozens of other well-known titles, there are movies and shows that many have likely not thought about in years -- if they've even heard of them at all.
For example, those hoping to remember what Kurt Russell looked like in his much-younger days will be able to see an 18-year-old version him in "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" (1969), as well as Russell at the age of 20 in 1971's "The Barefoot Executive," and also at age 24, when he made "The Strongest Man in the World" in 1975.
Two versions of "Swiss Family Robinson," 1949's "Ichabod and Mr. Toad," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," from 1954, "Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier," from 1955, and the 1957 tearjerker "Old Yeller" will also be available next month.
"Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" (1977), along with all the old-school "Love Bug" movies, James Garner in "The Castaway Cowboy" (1974) and something called "Fuzzbucket" from 1986, will also be at viewers' disposal.
Despite opening up its vaults to put just about everything Disney has ever made available on Disney+, there remains no word if Disney will include the 1946 animated-live action feature "Song of the South" on Disney+. The movie, featuring the classic song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," has never been made available for sale on any home video format in the United States since its release due to concerns about its depiction of African Americans in Georgia after the Civil War.
Disney did not immediately return a request for comment on whether that film will be included in the vast library available to viewers next month.
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