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.

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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,[7] and a second yet untitled Star Wars 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 an untitled Star Wars television series 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]

All Star Wars films were added to Disney+ within the first year of the service,[13] and The Mandalorian premiered when Disney+ debuted.[14]

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  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. Retrieved on April 7, 2020.
  3. Spangler, Todd (2017-08-08). Disney to End Netflix Deal, Sets Launch of ESPN and Disney-Branded Streaming Services. Variety. variety.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019. Retrieved on November 5, 2017.
  4. Celestino, Mike (2017-10-06). Disney will create five original films per year for new streaming service, promises "thousands of hours" of content. insidethemagic.net. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019. Retrieved on November 5, 2017.
  5. Goldberg, Lesley; Couch, Aaron (2018-02-06). 'Star Wars' TV Series: Disney Developing "a Few" for Its Streaming Service. The Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019.
  6. Jarvey, Natalie (2017-11-09). 'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Series to Launch on Disney Streaming Service. hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.
  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 (2019-05-14). A Third Live-Action 'Star Wars' Series May Be Released Between Episode 9 and the Next Trilogy. 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 (2019-01-29). From 'Star Wars' to 'High School Musical': The Originals Headed to Disney's Streaming Service. Variety. 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. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 G., Matt (2019-11-16). Disney+ in NZ – Your Questions Answered. Star Wars New Zealand. Archived from the original on August 30, 2020. Retrieved on December 16, 2019.
  16. StarWars.com Go Behind the Scenes in the New Disney+ Series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. Truitt, Brian (2020-08-13). 'Star Wars' exclusive: New Disney+ Lego holiday special pays homage to its kitschy 1978 predecessor. USA Today. usatoday.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2020.
  18. Otterson, Joe (2020-04-22). 'Star Wars' Series From 'Russian Doll' Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Variety. Archived from the original on May 4, 2020. Retrieved on May 4, 2020.
  19. Watch LEGO Star Wars: Resistance Rises shorts. Disney+. Archived from the original on February 6, 2020. Retrieved on January 23, 2020.

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