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Disney+ is an American streaming service for on-demand televised and cinematic content from Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. It launched on November 12, 2019.

History[]

Announcement[]

Disney+ was first announced in late 2017,[3] with a plan of producing original film and television material in addition to catalog content.[4] Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that "a few" Star Wars series were among the content that would be produced for the service.[5] Some of these are The Mandalorian,[6] a revival season of Cartoon Network's animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as the previous seasons,[7] and a second television series centered on Cassian Jeron Andor.[8]

In May 2019, Iger said that a third live-action show may premiere on the service sometime prior to the release of the 2023 Star Wars film,[9] which was later revealed to be a Obi-Wan Kenobi centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi.[10] A year later, it was announced that a fourth animated show focusing on Clone Force 99, named Star Wars: The Bad Batch, will debut on the service sometime in 2021.[11] According to Variety, all of the service's original content will have "broad family appeal."[12]

Kathleen Kennedy announcing the new slate of Star Wars Disney+ products at a December 2020 Investor's Call

2019 launch[]

All Star Wars films were added to Disney+ within the first year of the service,[13] and the first season of The Mandalorian premiered on the day Disney+ debuted.[14] The first season of The Mandalorian concluded on December 27, 2019.[15]

2020 releases[]

The seventh season of The Clone Wars animated series premiered on Disney+ on February 21, 2020.[16] It concluded on May 4, 2020.[17] The second season of The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+ on October 30, 2020[18] The second season concluded on December 18, 2020.[19]

On November 17, 2020, the animated film The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special aired on Disney+.[20] In December of 2020, Disney announced that roughly ten more Star Wars series would be added to the service in the coming years.[21]

2021 releases[]

On April 2, 2021, Disney+ began streaming Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, the Ewoks animated series, Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series, and the animated The Story of the Faithful Wookiee segment from The Star Wars Holiday Special under the Star Wars Vintage Collection banner.[22] StarWars.com also confirmed that the animated Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO would join the Vintage Collection later in 2021,[23] appearing first in the UK and Ireland on June 18.[24]

The first season of the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch first aired on Disney+ on May 4, 2021.[25] The first season concluded on August 13.[26] On May 4, the television special Star Wars Biomes premiered on Disney+. It featured various locations from the Star Wars films as well as The Mandalorian.[27]

The anime series Star Wars: Visions premiered on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.[28] On October 2, 2021, the animated film LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales was released on Disney+.[29]

2022 releases[]

The live-action series The Book of Boba Fett was first released on December 29, 2021.[30] It concluded on February 9, 2022.[31]

The animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures was removed from Disney+ globally on January 1, 2022.[32]

Star Wars content[]

Original content[]

Films[]

Series[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. StarWars.com Alan Tudyk to Return as K-2SO in Cassian Andor Live-Action Series on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International homepage Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International (archived from the original on January 8, 2020)
  3. Spangler, Todd: Disney to End Netflix Deal, Sets Launch of ESPN and Disney-Branded Streaming Services (August 8, 2017) Variety published by variety.com (archived from the original on January 20, 2019)
  4. Celestino, Mike: Disney will create five original films per year for new streaming service, promises "thousands of hours" of content (October 6, 2017) on insidethemagic.net published by insidethemagic.net (archived from the original on January 20, 2019)
  5. Goldberg, Lesley: 'Star Wars' TV Series: Disney Developing "a Few" for Its Streaming Service (February 6, 2018) The Hollywood Reporter published by hollywoodreporter.com (archived from the original on January 20, 2019)
  6. Jarvey, Natalie: 'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Series to Launch on Disney Streaming Service (November 9, 2017) on www.hollywoodreporter.com published by hollywoodreporter.com (archived from the original on January 20, 2019)
  7. StarWars.com SDCC 2018: Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Return With New Episodes on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 StarWars.com Cassian Andor Live-Action Series Announced on StarWars.com (backup link)
  9. Anderton, Ethan: A Third Live-Action 'Star Wars' Series May Be Released Between Episode 9 and the Next Trilogy (May 14, 2019) on www.slashfilm.com published by slashfilm.com (archived from the original on January 5, 2020)
  10. 10.0 10.1 StarWars.com The Mandalorian Teaser Debuts, Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Set for Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Bad Batch, An All-New Animated Series, to Debut on Disney+ in 2021 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  12. Littleton, Cynthia: From 'Star Wars' to 'High School Musical': The Originals Headed to Disney's Streaming Service (January 29, 2019) Variety published by variety.com (archived from the original on October 11, 2019)
  13. TwitterLogo.svg Disney (@Disney) on Twitter: "The greatest news in the galaxy: All @StarWars films will roll out within the first year of #DisneyPlus." (backup link)
  14. TwitterLogo.svg Disney (@Disney) on Twitter: "Get ready. @Jon_Favreau's The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action @StarWars series, premieres on #DisneyPlus at launch." (backup link)
  15. The Mandalorian Media Kit (PDF) Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International published by The Walt Disney Company (archived from the original on December 8, 2021)
  16. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returns on Disney+ February 21 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. StarWars.com Go Behind the Scenes in the New Disney+ Series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on StarWars.com (backup link)
  18. StarWars.com The Mandalorian Season Two Begins October 30 on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link)
  19. The Mandalorian Season Two Media Kit (PDF) (October 13, 2020) Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International p. 1 published by The Walt Disney Company (archived from the original on November 5, 2020)
  20. StarWars.com The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special to Premiere on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link)
  21. TwitterLogo.svg Disney (@Disney) on Twitter: "Over the next few years, roughly 10 @Marvel series, 10 @StarWars series, 15 Disney live action, @DisneyAnimation, and @Pixar series, plus 15 all-new Disney live action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features will be released directly on @DisneyPlus." (backup link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in April 2021 on D23.com (backup link)
  23. StarWars.com The Star Wars Vintage Collection Has Arrived on Disney+! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  24. 24.0 24.1 Droids arrives on Disney Plus in the UK Fantha Tracks (archived from the original on June 18, 2021)
  25. D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in May 2021 on D23.com (backup link)
  26. D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in August 2021 on D23.com (backup link)
  27. Earl, William: 'The Simpsons' Meets 'Star Wars' in First Look at Disney Plus Short 'The Force Awakens From Its Nap' (May 3, 2021) Variety (archived from the original on May 3, 2021)
  28. StarWars.com Anime Expo Lite: 20 Things We Learned from the Star Wars: Visions Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  29. StarWars.com Prepare Yourself For Haunted Happenings in LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales on StarWars.com (backup link)
  30. TwitterLogo.svg Star Wars (@StarWars) on Twitter: "His story is only beginning. The Book of @BobaFett, an all-new Original Series, starts streaming December 29 on @DisneyPlus. #TheBookOfBobaFett" (backup link)
  31. StarWars.com Get Ready for the Premiere of The Book of Boba Fett with New Character Posters! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  32. Palmer, Roger: "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Removed From Disney+ (January 1, 2022) on whatsondisneyplus.com published by What's On Disney Plus (archived from the original)
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 G., Matt: Disney+ in NZ – Your Questions Answered (November 16, 2019) on www.swnz.co.nz published by Star Wars New Zealand (archived from the original)
  34. StarWars.com Go Behind the Scenes in the New Disney+ Series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on StarWars.com (backup link)
  35. Truitt, Brian: 'Star Wars' exclusive: New Disney+ Lego holiday special pays homage to its kitschy 1978 predecessor (August 13, 2020) USA Today published by usatoday.com (archived from the original on August 13, 2020)
  36. 36.0 36.1 Earl, William: 'The Simpsons' Meets 'Star Wars' in First Look at Disney Plus Short 'The Force Awakens From Its Nap' (May 3, 2021) Variety (archived from the original on May 3, 2021)
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 StarWars.com Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  38. StarWars.com Star Wars: Visions is Here! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  39. Whitbrook, James: What's Star Wars Galaxy of Sounds? Blaster Fire, Baby Yoda, and Ben Burtt, Mostly (September 29, 2021) Gizmodo (archived from the original)
  40. StarWars.com Prepare Yourself For Haunted Happenings in LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales on StarWars.com (backup link)
  41. Next on Disney+: November 2021 (October 18, 2021) on dmedmedia.disney.com (archived from the original on October 19, 2021)
  42. StarWars.com The Book of Boba Fett, a New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link)
  43. D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in May 2022 on D23.com (backup link)
  44. Otterson, Joe: 'Star Wars' Series From 'Russian Doll' Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus (EXCLUSIVE) (April 22, 2020) Variety published by Variety (archived from the original on May 4, 2020)
  45. Watch LEGO Star Wars: Resistance Rises shorts Disney+ (archived from the original on February 6, 2020)
  46. TwitterLogo.svg Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter: "In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield. Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap" is streaming tomorrow, May the 4th on #DisneyPlus." (backup link)

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