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Everything you need to know about Disney's new streaming service (Disney Plus)

07 Apr 2019
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The House of Mouse is entering the arms race of the streaming world


Before you go screaming to loved ones, complaining how your life is already consumed by too many streaming services, heavyweight favourite Disney aka The House of Mouse have thrown a massive spanner in the mix.

Late last year, Disney confirmed plans to launch a streaming service, titled Disney+ (or Disney Plus) to host their ridiculous collection of movies and TV shows.

If you’re wondering what the significance of Disney’s forthcoming soiree into the streaming world means for you, then you’ve come to the right place.

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So what is Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is the official name for the Disney streaming service that was first announced to the public back in August 2017.

It will house the movies and TV shows across all of Disney’s brands. That includes its main Disney brand, Pixar animated movies, and its Marvel Studios and Star Wars properties.

It’s widely considered that Disney Plus will strive to compete directly with services like Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, as well as the upcoming streaming venture from Apple.

Disney Shows

What content will Disney Plus have?

Disney Plus will include content from the Disney brand itself, Pixar animated movies like Toy Story and The Incredibles, as well as Marvel Studios superhero movies and some of its Star Wars content.

In addition to it's impressive library of content, Disney seems to be going all out to develop original and exclusive TV shows and movies for Disney Plus.

Here’s a quick look at the original films and TV shows that are in production, or have already been completed ahead of the Disney Plus launch.

    Disney Plus original TV shows

    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars - A continuation to the cult-favorite animated TV series set in between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    • The Mandalorian - 10-episode live-action TV series based in the Star Wars universe and centering on an unnamed Mandalorian
    • Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series - TV show that centers on rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, before the events of Rogue One
    • Untitled Loki series - TV show based on Loki, the popular Marvel Studios supervillain. Actor Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role for the series.
    • High School Musical - A reboot of the popular Disney Channel movie series
    • Monsters Inc - TV show based on the universe of Pixar’s Monsters Inc and Monsters University animated films

    Disney Plus original films

    • Noelle - Christmas movie starring Anna Kendrick as the daughter of Santa Claus
    • Timmy Failure - Based on the popular children’s book series of the same name
    • Stargirl - A movie based on the young adult novel of the same name
    • Togo - Based on the real-life story of a sled dog, Togo, and his master who have to transport a diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska in 1925
    Lady & The Tramp
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    Will older Disney content be available on Disney Plus?

    Although Disney has historically had a strict vault program, it’s widely expected this will end this with the launch of Disney Plus, with CEO Bob Iger stating that soon after Disney Plus launches, the service “will house the entire Disney motion picture library“.

    Does this mean an end to Disney content on Stan/Netflix?

    Disney stripped back the majority of it's content from Netflix Australia in 2018, and it's expected by the end of 2019, that all Disney affiliated content (including Marvel series) will be removed from the streaming heavyweight.

    Since 2016, Netflix has been the go to place to watch Disney content. In fact, the two most watched movies of 2017 and the top three movies of 2016 and 2018 were Disney titles.

    Although Disney recently signed a content deal with Stan that has seen a range of Disney classics added to Stan, it's unclear what the implications of a Disney Plus launch would mean for Stan's new content deal.

    When will Disney Plus be released?

    Disney have not confirmed any specifics, other than a vague late 2019 release timeframe. Disney Plus will launch first in the United States, with an expected global release to follow, meaning 2020 would likely be the year Disney Plus touches down in Australia.

    It’s widely expected the cost of Disney Plus will be lower than Netflix, as the Disney streaming service won’t have as much content as its biggest competitor at launch.

    With all this said, does the impending arrival of Disney Plus entice you enough to add another subscription payment to your monthly budget? amaysim can help you make space with their budget friendly data plans!


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    Enola Holmes

    Everything coming to Stan & Netflix Australia in September 2020

    26 Aug 2020

    Despite warmer weather conditions creeping into the mix over the past few weeks, spending more time indoors has become the new norm for many of us, which naturally leads to a ton of content being enjoyed from the comfort of our own homes.

    Thankfully Australia's two most prominent streaming services continue to deliver the goods, with Stan and Netflix once again set to debut a stack of exciting new releases this September.

    Netflix's lineup is headlined by Enola Holmes. Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the mystery film stars Millie Bobby Brown and centers upon the story of the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes.

    Meanwhile, Young Wallander is a new noir crime thriller that's well worth a look and follows the formative years of Swedish detective Kurt Wallander.

    For those looking for a good thriller to sink your teeth into, check out Charlie Kaufman’s psychological film I’m Thinking Of Ending Things. Starring the talented duo of Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, the film brings some rather interesting themes to the table around escapism.

    On the documentary front, keep an eye out for Chef’s Table: BBQ. The acclaimedseries returns for its latest iteration on September 2, delving into the smoky world of barbecue.

    Oh and before we forget, did we mention all ten seasons of Friends will arrive on September 17? Bless you Netflix.

    Check out the complete list of new shows and movies coming to Netflix Australia this September and get ready for another huge month of at-home streaming.

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      Netflix Australia Original TV

      • Young Wallander (3 September)
      • Away (4 September)
      • Record of Youth (7 September)
      • Get Organized with The Home Edit (9 September)
      • The Gift: Season 2 (10 September)
      • The Duchess (11 September)
      • Family Business: Season 2 (11 September)
      • Close Enough (14 September)
      • Taco Chronicles: Volume 2 (15 September)
      • Baby: Season 3 (16 September)
      • MeatEater: Season 9 (16 September)
      • Signs: Season 2 (16 September)
      • Criminal: UK: Season 2 (16 September)
      • Sing On! (16 September)
      • The Last Word (17 September)
      • Ratched (18 September)
      • American Barbecue Showdown (18 September)
      • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 4 (22 September)
      • Romance On The Menu (24 September)
      • Sneakerheads (25 September)
      • The School Nurse Files (25 September)
      • Country-Ish (25 September)
      • Whose Vote Counts, Explained (28 September)
      • Private Lives (Coming in September)

      Netflix Australia Films

      • La Partita (1 September)
      • Freaks – You’re One of Us (2 September)
      • Love, Guaranteed (3 September)
      • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (4 September)
      • Mignonnes (9 September)
      • Corazón loco (9 September)
      • The Babysitter: Killer Queen (10 September)
      • Se busca papá (11 September)
      • The Paramedic (16 September)
      • The Devil All The Time (16 September)
      • Enola Holmes (23 September)

      Netflix Australia Original Comedy

      • Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions (1 September)
      • Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre (3 September)
      • Michael McIntyre: Showman (15 September)
      • Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (29 September)

      Netflix Australia Original Documentaries

      • Chef’s Table: BBQ (2 September)
      • Bad Boy Billionaires: India (2 September)
      • My Octopus Teacher (7 September)
      • The Social Dilemma (9 September)
      • La Línea: Shadow of Narco (9 September)
      • Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (15 September)
      • Challenger: The Final Flight (16 September)
      • GIMS: On the Record (Coming Soon)
      • A Love Song for Latasha (21 September)
      • The Playbook (22 September)
      • The Chef Show: Season 2 (24 September)
      • A Perfect Crime (25 September)
      • American Murder: The Family Next Door (30 September)
      • ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep12 (Coming Soon)

      Netflix Australia Kids & Family

      • The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! (1 September)
      • True: Friendship Day (1 September)
      • Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (1 September)
      • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 (4 September)
      • StarBeam: Season 2 (8 September)
      • Julie and the Phantoms (10 September)
      • Pets United (11 September)
      • Izzy’s Koala World (15 September)
      • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (18 September)
      • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 3 (22 September)
      • Mighty Express (22 September)

      Netflix Australia Original Anime

      • The Idhun Chronicles (10 September)
      • Dragon’s Dogma (17 September)

      The Rest

      • A Star Is Born (1 September)
      • The Theory of Everything (4 September)
      • Ride Along (4 September)
      • Friends: Season 1-10 (17 September)
      • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (28 September)
      • Instant Family (28 September)

      Stan Australia - September 2020 Release Schedule

      Stan has been dropping nothing but gems in 2020, with exclusives such as Yellowstone, Better Call Saul and Billions keeping plenty of Aussies entertained throughout the winter months.

      September's lineup is looking spicy, with a spin off to the hit series Power set to premiere exclusively on Stan on September 6. Power Book II: Ghost picks up after the events of the Power season finale, as Tariq tries to deal with the aftermath of his father's death.

      Other September highlights include The Comey Rule. Based on the New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty, the two part mini-series dives into the events surrounding the 2016 American presidential election and is shaping up to be a must watch.

      Finally, before we wrap things up, if you've recently watched Tenet or are simply a fan of Robert Pattinson, you'll be stoked to hear the entire Twilight film saga will be coming to Stan on September 17.

      Check out the complete list of new content coming to Stan in September 2020 below. Happy streaming!

      September 1
      • Breathe
      • Daddy’s Home
      • Tropic Thunder
      • The Terminal
      • Mapplethorpe
      • Geordie Shore: Season 20
      September 2
      • Hey Duggee: Season 3, Set 1
      • Down Under
      • Material Girls
      September 3
      • American Pastoral
      • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
      • Day And Night
      • German Angst
      September 4
      • A.P. Bio: Season 3 – Premiere
      • Cheers: Seasons 1 – 11
      • Canada’s Drag Race: Season 1, Episode 10 – Final
      • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1, Part 2
      • Paddington
      • The House of Magic
      • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
      September 5
      • Natural World: Hippos – Africa’s River Giants
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 25
      • Broken City
      September 6
      • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 2
      • P-Valley: Season 1, Episode 8 – Final
      • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 1 – Premiere
      • Below
      • The Extraordinary
      • Proxima
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 26
      September 7
      • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 12
      • Be Kind Rewind
      • Selma
      • Porn To Be Free
      September 8
      • The Daughter
      • Apocalypse Now
      September 9
      • Red Dawn
      • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
      • Rosalie Blum
      September 10
      • China’s Artful Dissident
      • Goon
      • Cutthroat Island
      • Furry Vengeance
      September 11
      • The Voices
      • New Amsterdam: Season 2
      • The Blinky Bill Movie
      • Planet 51
      September 12
      • The Biggest Little Farm
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 27
      September 13
      • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 3
      • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 2
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 28
      • Wyrmwood
      September 14
      • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 13
      • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 46
      • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 10 – Midseason Premiere
      • Everybody Loves Raymond: Seasons 1 – 9
      • The Lunchroom
      • Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
      September 15
      • Clueless
      • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
      September 16
      • Mirror Mirror
      • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
      • The Aviator’s Wife
      • The Queen of Spain
      September 17
      • Catfish: Season 7
      • Twilight
      • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
      • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
      • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
      • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
      • The Host
      • Rambo: First Blood
      • Rambo: First Blood Part 2
      • Rambo III
      • Everybody Wants Some!!
      September 18
      • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 47
      • Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
      • Hummingbird
      • Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
      • Astro Boy
      • Dino Time
      • High Tension
      • God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya
      September 19
      • PEN15: Season 2, Part 1 – Premiere
      • The Impossible
      • See Spot Run
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 29
      September 20
      • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 4 – Final
      • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 3
      • Summer of Rockets: Season 1
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 30
      September 21
      • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 14
      • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 48
      • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 11
      • Brothers
      • The Sweeney
      • Woyzeck
      • Where the Green Ants Dream
      September 22
      • Nerve (2016)
      • U-571
      September 23
      • Charmed (2018): Seasons 1 – 2
      • Red Planet
      • An Unexpected Love
      • The Dancer
      September 24
      • Fist Fight (2017)
      • Man on a Ledge
      • Aurora
      • Just To Be Sure
      September 25
      • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 49
      • Deutschland 89: Season 1 – Premiere
      • Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds: Season 1
      • Something Borrowed
      • Maggie
      • Petra
      September 26
      • Mechanic Resurrection
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 31
      September 27
      • The Comey Rule: Parts 1 & 2 – Premiere
      • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 4
      • Sleepless
      • Berry Bees: Season 1 (Part 2)
      • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 32
      September 28
      • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 15
      • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 50
      • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 12
      • St Trinians 2 – Legend of Fritton’s Gold
      • L.A. Story
      September 29
      • The Fighter
      • I Am Wrath
      • Elsa & Fred
      • 70 Big Ones
      September 30
      • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
      • Lock Up
      • Intimate Parts