Disney+ reveals movies and shows coming to Africa
Updated: May 6
Walt Disney has revealed more details about the content and features available on its video streaming service Disney+ when it launches in South Africa on 18 May 2022.
During a media showcase on Thursday, Walt Disney Company Africa senior vice president and general manager Christine Service shed light on some of the service’s plans for South Africa.
Service said that the Disney+ library in South Africa would boast over 1,000 movies, 1,500 library series, and more than 200 original series, movies, and specials at launch.
Service said that Walt Disney had high hopes for the South African market, where Walt Disney has been active for over 50 years.
To illustrate its local influence, Service pointed out that Disney accounts for 11 of the top 20 grossing movies of all time at the South African box office.
“I am confident that Disney+ will become a favourite streaming service in South Africa,” Service said.
Service said that Disney+ aims to produce 60 local productions across the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets.
Christine Service, Walt Disney Africa senior vice president and general manager
Disney+ in South Africa will include movies and shows from Walt Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic properties. It will also have the Star content hub.
Star is Disney’s hub for movies and shows aimed at adults. It features titles from FX, Searchlight Pictures, Disney TV studios, and 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox).
The video streaming serice will allow users to browse the catalogue on its mobile app before signing up.
Below are some of the titles that are confirmed to be coming to Disney+ in South Africa.
Cheaper by the Dozen
Frozen and Frozen II
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Lady and the Tramp
Mickey Mouse: Clubhouse
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Pirates of the Caribbean
Phineas and Ferb: The Movie
The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2
Toy Story 1-4
Agents of Shield
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel’s What If
Lego Star Wars All-Stars
The Bad Batch
The Book of Boba Fett
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Star Wars: Episode I-IX
Star Wars: Rebels
Star Wars: Resistance
Before the Flood
Ice Road Rescue
Into the Okavango
Secrets of the Whales
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Death on the Nile
How I Met Your Mother
Pam & Tommy
This is Us
War of the Worlds
Disney+ will go live in South Africa at a monthly subscription price of R119 or R1,190 on an annual package.
South Africans can also register for a special launch offer that gets you one year of the streaming service for R950 — R240 cheaper than the regular price.
A single Disney+ subscription includes seven profiles and the ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously.
All titles can be streamed at up to 1080p resolution, while a selection is also available in 4K HDR. Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound
Subtitles and audio will also be available in multiple languages, while parents will get parental controls to protect children from mature content.
The Disney+ streaming app will be available on several TV-based operating systems. These include Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, LG TV, and the DStv Explora Ultra.
For mobile devices, the app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iOS.
The Disney+ website will also offer browser-based streaming on Chrome OS, Windows PC, or Apple Mac computers.
Embedded below is the complete list of content that will be available on Disney+ in South Africa at launch.