Disney+ will have “the entire Disney motion picture library” : Bob Iger

Set to launch later sometime this year, Disney+ will contain “the entire Disney motion picture library”, according Disney CEO Bob Iger. This announcement brings the iconic ‘Disney Vault’ to an end. (as Polygon reports) ‘Disney Vault’, the term used by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for its policy of putting home video releases of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated features on moratorium. Disney’s rich catalogue of films dates back to 1920s, including cult classics like Snow White, Mary Poppins, Dumbo and even the modern game changers like Brave, Frozen, Coco and many more. Till date, Disney has only made individual titles available on home video for limited periods of time Disney DVD, Blu-ray and was discontinued until it’s released again. With Disney+ going online, almost all the content from Disney will be streaming there, available anytime. However, Iger mentioned that the marketing trick will simply fade away. He said, “The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a “vault” and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we’re producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded.” Some of the shows confirmed to be available on Disney+ consists of a live-action Star Wars series- The Mandalorian, which will be directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2). Iger also stressed that newer films will find a home on Disney+ within a year of their theatrical release. “It’s going to combine both the old and the new. All of the films that we’re releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service,” he added. No release date for Disney+ has been announced yet.