It was a small gift from Disney that we got two months in the Netherlands to try Disney +. Before the service even went live, we could already see Disney classics, Pixar animated films and everything from Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. The subscription now costs € 6.99 per month. Is it worth keeping it on?
Disney + worth it?
During that testing period from September to mid-November 2019, we got a sneak peek at the streaming service but that wasn’t quite a good representation of what Disney + is precise, and what it can be. For two months we were dealing with static content and no new films and series were added. We now know better: the Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian was a great success. It didn’t seem to bother the audience that the first season will not be put online at once, as on Netflix. Viewing parties (viewing parties) were organized where people gathered to watch the new episode every week.
Meanwhile, the world is temporarily different, but new episodes of series continue to appear on Disney +. Disney does not often put an entire season online at once, certainly not from a Disney + Original. It does this with a very clear goal: to ensure that people have a reason to keep coming back. For example, people keep their subscription month after month. By continuously adding new content, people keep coming back. Is that really necessary? Isn’t it smarter to take Disney + again in a few months?
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
At the moment, the current series on Disney + are the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the creative game show Shop Class, cooking show The Chef Show, the reality series Disney’s Family Sundays, the documentary series One Day at Disney and the wedding series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. Except for The Clone Wars, the series can be quite entertaining, but they are not hits. There will be a Star Wars game show this year in which children must complete assignments, called Jedi Temple Challenge. However, the series about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor will not make it this year. If you’re a huge Marvel fan, 2021 will be a better year for you on Disney +. That’s when WandaVision, Loki, What If and Hawkeye are released.
For this year’s exciting releases we really need to look more at autumn. In the fall, the second season of the popular The Mandalorian comes out, as well as the first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. A lot is developing for the streaming service: Cinema Relics, Ink & Paint, Marvel’s Storyboards, (Re) Connect, Rogue Trip, Earthkeepers, The Big Fib, The Maze, Earthkeepers, Mighty Ducks, Gaston & LeFou, Turner & Hooch and Big Shot for example. It is still unknown when these series will appear. The release schedule for Disney + now looks very empty for the coming months. Here and there a movie, such as the movie series Night at the Museum and Diary of a Whimpy Kid this month, and a new season of The Incredible Dr. Pol. However, there is not much content of its own.
A false start for the streaming service
It is difficult that Disney + generally had the plan to put films on the streaming service just shortly after the cinema release. Because, now it appears that all major cinema releases are postponed, such as Mulan and Black Widow. As a result, those releases on Disney + also all shift. Especially 2021 seems to be the year for the streaming service. That is unfortunate, because it has a false start. The release in France and India was already delayed due to corona measures. In the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, the service is streamed in a lower bitrate
Although not much is known about when new series will be added to the service, Disney + still offers a great added value over other services because it is even more aimed at children. Therefore, a subscription to Disney + is probably not bad at the moment now that children spend a lot of time indoors. In addition, you have a wealth of timeless Disney movies at your disposal, which are of high quality.
Not enough original content Disney + worth it?
Is it worth it to sign up for your Disney + subscription? to keep? Not if you do it for all kinds of new series and original content, because the offer is still somewhat disappointing. However, there is probably still enough to see. With a Disney + account, you can access hundreds of hours of Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic movies. There are also Disney Channel series, such as High School Musical: the series.
There are also other series and shows, including the interesting TV series Marvel Agents of SHIELD, Diary of a Future President and the exclusive series. The Mandalorian and The World According To Jeff Goldblum. What is also worth it is Imagineers. This delves into the wonderful world of Disney parks, complete with many old images of how they were once conceived.
The advantage of Disney + is that you can cancel it every month, which means that you can also see for a month whether it what is for you. Especially now that you are more at home because of the measures, you will hopefully have extra time to sit down. Although the experience has unfortunately not changed much from that test period before the service officially saw the light of day.