The Walt Disney Company has announced what Disney+ subscribers in Singapore – the first market globally to launch Disney+ with all six iconic content brands including Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, as well as Star – can expect on the highly anticipated streaming service. The announcement was made live from the state-of-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
“We are excited to officially introduce several distinguished titles that will soon be available in Singapore on Disney+ as we continue to deliver high-quality content and captivating stories, even on the small screens. From iconic Disney classics to brand-new features from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars galaxy, and to documentaries and dramas; we are advancing the subscription video-on-demand experience with an unparalleled catalogue of entertainment,” said Amit Malhotra, Regional Lead, Emerging Markets; The Walt Disney Company APAC.
Hosted by Bobby Tonelli, the event showcased the unique content offerings that will be available on Disney+. Kicking off with Marvel, subscribers can look forward to all-new, original series from Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki, premiering exclusively on Disney+ in 2021, What If…?, the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring stories that present alternate realities in the Marvel universe; Ms. Marvel, a new series that introduces Kamala Khan – 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City; and Hawkeye, which stars Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, who teams up with another well-known archer from the Marvel comics, Kate Bishop.
Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, also joined in on the excitement and connected virtually for a live Q&A session with the attendees. “The Cinematic Universe weaves storylines, heroes and villains across 23 feature films to date. And with Disney+, we’re able to extend this way of storytelling to a new format – creating series that are connected to our theatrical releases, making the MCU more immersive than ever,” said Feige in a recent presentation.
Disney Animation’s Raya and the Last Dragon, a fantasy film inspired by the cultures and people of Southeast Asia, will be released simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Producer Osnat Shurer said, “Southeast Asia is a region filled with deep and vibrant cultures, and each country is uniquely different from the other. Learning from the people, the places, the values, the lifestyles in consultation with our Southeast Asia Story Trust greatly inspired our storytelling. We hope that fans from the communities of Southeast Asia will enjoy the adventures of Raya and Sisu.” Shurer shared about her experiences working on the film in a virtual live Q&A session with the attendees.
Delving deeper into the content slate, attendees were shown a sneak preview of Pixar Popcorn, a collection of mini shorts featuring Pixar characters in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar’s talented animators. Disney+ subscribers can also look forward to Dug Days, a new collection of shorts that follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s Up, and Pixar’s first-ever long-form animated series Win or Lose, which debuts exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.
Expanding the Star Wars galaxy like never before, new projects for Disney+ include Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The animated series, The Bad Batch will also arrive exclusively on Disney+, featuring the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
Disney+ will be home to the highly anticipated Disney+ Originals, including the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, Godmothered, Flora & Ulysses, Inside Pixar, and high-quality content from National Geographic such as The Right Stuff and Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.
Star, the new content brand launching on Disney+, brings a collection of renowned general entertainment series, movies documentaries content for families, older teens, and adults. These include recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Drama Television Series, Grey’s Anatomy, Emmy Award-winning comedy series How I Met Your Mother, as well as Star Originals Big Sky and Helstrom.
Offering an exceptional and expansive selection of over 650 films and 15,000 episodes of content from The Walt Disney Company’s greatest storytellers, Disney+ promises thousands of hours of entertainment for all ages, all in one place.
Disney+ will launch in Singapore on 23 February 2021 for a fee of S$11.98 a month or S$119.98 a year. The service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. In addition, existing and new StarHub Mobile, TV and Broadband customers will be able to enjoy up to two years of access to Disney+. They can stream their favourite stories across screens and services, from Singapore’s widest-coverage 5G network to the best all-in-one StarHub TV+ entertainment platform.