Greetings from Canada, where we now have access to Disney+ Star! Disney+, the exclusive streaming home for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, is adding even more content with the addition of the Star brand which launched today on the service in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe. In Singapore, Disney+ with Star launched today becoming the first market to launch with the new general entertainment brand. Fully integrated into Disney+ in these markets, Star has its own dedicated brand page featuring a robust collection of general entertainment movies, television, documentaries, and more, along with Star-branded exclusive originals and local productions being created for the service.
“Disney+ has touched the lives of nearly a hundred million people around the globe by providing a home for exceptional storytelling from the beloved brands of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and today’s launch of the Star-branded international general entertainment offering marks an exciting expansion for the service,” said Rebecca Campbell, Chairman, International Operations and Direct-to-Consumer, The Walt Disney Company. “With the addition of Star, we’re building even more value for consumers by adding an incredible array of high-quality movies and series for families, older teens, and adults, fueled by the acquisition of 21st Century Fox and our creative studios.”
The Star brand comes loaded with thousands of hours of movies and shows from Disney General Entertainment Content, including Disney Television Studios (ABC Signature and 20th Television), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and more. We’re talking about feature films and television shows from all across the entertainment spectrum, from series like Grey’s Anatomy, 24, The X-Files, Lost and Family Guy to award-winning drama like Donald Glover’s Atlanta. If you’re in the mood for movies, titles like Pretty Woman, Die Hard 2, The Devil Wears Prada, and Moulin Rouge, are available on the service right now, with more movies to be added down the line.
As for the brand’s slate of original content, Star also delivers brand-new originals from Disney Television Studios in International markets, with over 35 first-run series set to premiere by the end of the first year. Titles now streaming in select markets include crime thriller Big Sky from visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing); Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker (This Is Us) and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) and adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex writer’s assistant on Rick & Morty). Drama series Helstrom, executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb, will also be available at launch. Title accessibility will vary by region.
Wow! I have to admit that I don’t know what to check out first. Maybe I’ll dig into Marvel’s Helstrom, The Great, Devs, or watch that season of Veronica Mars I’ve been dying to see. One thing’s for sure, the cost of my Disney+ subscription feels a tad more justified now that we have access to so much more content. Let the binge-watching begin!