Well, the day of Streamageddon has finally come, with Disney+ officially launching to demand everyone’s time – at least if you can get it to work, which few people seemingly can. There is an absolute boatload of content coming to the service, but as of launch day, the only “new” content that’s exclusive to it is a live action Lady and the Tramp (… really), and of course, PCU’s Gutter’s live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian.
Early impressions of The Mandalorian have been cautiously optimistic among people I know, so we’ll have to wait and see how it shakes out. Disney isn’t releasing them to binge, instead taking the same approach CBS All-Access took with Star Trek Discovery and doing weekly releases. Honestly, I’m fine with that, since I skip a lot of shows these days simply because I don’t have time to commit to bingeing them all.
Outside of the exclusives, a lot of content is making its streaming debut, or finding a new home. All 30 seasons of the Simpsons are now a Disney+ exclusive, thanks to the Disney-Fox deal. All of the MCU and Star Wars movies are available on the service as well, and will be exclusive to the platform as deals expire with Netflix and Amazon. Same with James Cameron’s Avatar… remember that pretty-but-boring tech demo for 3D? Plenty of other titles will be coming in the near future, but for now, there’s plenty there to occupy your time.