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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 03:51

Disney+ launches with a number of surprises including nearly all of the Star Wars films in 4K

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Well, Disney+ is here at last and it offers some surprises!

The service went live last at about 9PM Pacific (Midnight Eastern) and it’s running very smooth right out of the gate.

But the surprise is how much 4K/HDR content is available on the service.

It starts with nearly all of the Star Wars films. You read that right: All of them are here in 4K with HDR except Solo and The Last Jedi (because Netflix has the rights to those for a few more months).

But you also get most (but not all) of the Marvel films, almost all of the Pixar animated films, a TON of Disney live action films and even some surprises of classic animation. [Read on here...]

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Among the surprises: The Black Cauldron, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Sword and the Stone!

Here’s a complete list I’ve compiled just browing through the listings (it’s possible I’ve missed one or two, but I’ll update the list if so). Note that a few of the titles listed below are included in the Disney+ 4K and HDR section, but are not available until the date listed due to preexisting licensing deals with Netflix:

Movies Available in 4K with HDR on Disney+ at Launch:

  • Frozen
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Big Hero 6
  • Zootopia
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (listed but coming December 11, 2020)
  • Moana
  • Tangled
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (this title is listed but isn't available until July 9, 2020)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (listed but coming December 26, 2019)
  • Tim Burton’s Dumbo
  • Beauty and the Beast (live action) (listed but coming October 1, 2020)
  • The Jungle Book (live action) (listed but coming May 30, 2021)
  • Lady and the Tramp (live action)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • National Treasure (listed but coming April 30, 2020)
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Santa Clause 3
  • Hocus Pocus
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Princess Diaries 2
  • Mary Poppins Returns (listed but coming January 9, 2020)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (listed but coming March 25, 2020)
  • Christopher Robin (listed but coming September 5, 2020)
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (listed but coming November 28, 2020)
  • Maleficent (listed but coming October 1, 2020)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (listed but coming December 2, 2020)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Remember the Titans
  • Free Solo
  • The Bears and I
  • Auntie Edna
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Cars 3
  • Inside Out
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Dory
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Monsters, Inc
  • Monsters University
  • The Incredibles
  • The Incredibles 2 (listed but coming July 30, 2020)
  • Brave
  • Ratatouille
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Bao
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Coco (listed but coming November 29, 2019)
  • Up
  • Wall-E
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (listed but coming July 29, 2020)
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Captain Marvel
  • Thor
  • Thor: Ragnarok (listed but coming December 5, 2019)
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Avengers
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Avengers: Infinity War (listed but coming June 25, 2020)
  • The Black Panther (listd but coming March 4, 2020)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Lion King
  • Aladdin
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Sword and the Stone

Disney+ Originals Available in 4K with HDR on Disney+ at Launch:

  • The Mandalorian
  • High School Musical: The Musical - The Series
  • Encore!
  • Noelle
  • Forky Asks a Question: What Is Money?
  • SparkShorts: Float
  • SparkShorts: KitBull
  • SparkShorts: Smash and Grab
  • SparkShorts: Purl

That is a LOT of 4K content. And it looks surprisingly good.

I’ll dig into it a little more and make another post later today. Stay tuned…

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