When Disney+ finally launches by this year, the new streaming service will not be short of any content. During the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Disney’s boss had confirmed that this new streaming platform would include the whole Disney movie library.
Iger had given a few comments after one of the shareholders had asked if Disney+ would include Disney’s “vaulted” films. While the executive had stopped short of naming a few properties, he had inferred that this platform would surely include the films vaulted by the Walt Disney Company.
The Disney Vault has a rotating set of films and includes the classics animated like Dumbo, Snow White, Bambi, and also, Peter Pan.
Outside of the Disney Vault, Bob Iger’s comments would include the movie that are set in Marvel Studios’ MCU other than the Star Wars movies. The whole Disney movie library will be in addition to the many reported movies and TV shows that are already in development for the platform.
Iger had mentioned that Disney has plans to keep everything in-house, but he had admitted that this company would consider licensing programs from other production and studios houses as well:
“I think the strategy will be long term pretty heavily weighted toward internally sourced,” Iger had said
“there will be occasions where we will be glad to license from third parties. Because the Fox deal hasn’t closed yet — so we can’t take advantage of some of their capabilities — and because we need to launch the [Disney+] service with some volume and it takes time to ramp up, we’re buying certain products form the outside opportunistically.”
Disney+ is set for release later this year.