After more than a decade in service, Disney is pulling the plug on its Disney Family Movies On Demand service – the shut down to hit mere days before the launch of the studio’s consolidated SVOD service Disney+ on November 12th.
Disney Family Movies cost between $5-$10 per month and offered a rotating selection of about a dozen feature-length films each month along with shorts, featurettes and other bonus content.
It has been available via pay-TV providers in the U.S., including Comcast Xfinity, Charter Communications, Verizon Fios, Cox Communications, Altice USA’s Optimum and AT&T’s U-verse. It will no longer be available from October 31st.
Disney+ marks the first time movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and other brands will be available in a unified streaming service, including films from the ‘Disney Vault’ that have been selectively released on home video. In the first year of launch, Disney Plus will include 500 catalog movie titles and 7,500 episodes of current and past TV shows.