Disney+ challenges Netflix with slate of titles

Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi for an unnamed Disney+ series beginning production next year.
Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi for an unnamed Disney+ series beginning production next year. PHOTO: LUCASFILM
Tom Hiddleston will star in a series about his character Loki from the MCU's Avengers film.
Tom Hiddleston will star in a series about his character Loki from the MCU's Avengers film.PHOTO: WALT DISNEY
Hilary Duff will play a 30-year-old version of her Lizzie Maguire character.
Hilary Duff will play a 30-year-old version of her Lizzie Maguire character.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Anna Kendrick will play Santa Claus' daughter in an original comedy film.
Anna Kendrick will play Santa Claus' daughter in an original comedy film.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

New video-streaming service features spin-offs from Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar plus brand-new content and remakes

The streaming wars heated up over the weekend when Disney threw down the gauntlet to Netflix and other rivals by announcing a huge slate of films and shows for its Disney+ service, which will be priced lower than Netflix's cheapest plan in the United States.

Launching in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on Nov 12, Disney+ will eventually make its way to Singapore and the rest of the world, although the company has not specified when.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'Disney+ challenges Netflix with slate of titles What to look out for'. Print Edition | Subscribe