Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger just teased what we can expect to watch on the Disney+ streaming service. We know that there is currently a lot of original content being made for the service, and we knew that a lot of Disney shows and movies would be made available, we were not sure what that entails, until now.
Iger said that Disney+ will eventually house the “entire Disney motion picture library”, and that will include e everything that has been locked away in the legendary Disney Vault. As for when that would happen, all Iger would say is “at some point.” Here’s his full comment:
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.
For those of you who don’t know how the Disney Vault works, after the studio offers the movie to buy for a limited time, they put the film in the “vault” and is not made available again for many years.
In case you’re thinking which Disney movies are in the vault right now, you can see a list of them here. There are a lot of classic animated films on the list.
With the Iger saying that the whole motion picture library will be made available on Disney+ to watch, will that include some of Walt Disney’s more controversial movies like Song of the South? We have to wait a little more to find that out.