Star joins Disney’s iconic brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic - offering over 16,000 titles from the latest movies to brand new originals and Japanese content
Consumers in Japan can look forward to award-winning titles including Nomadland, Deadpool and The Walking Dead.
Tokyo / Japan (September 1, 2021) -- The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. announced today that Disney+ will expand its general entertainment content with the introduction of the Star brand starting October 27, 2021. With the addition of Star to the current line-up of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ Japan will now feature over 16,000 titles from the latest movies to originals and Japanese content.
The Star brand features thousands of hours of general entertainment, including movies and shows produced by Disney Television Studios (ABC Signature and 20th Television), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures and more. In addition to a wide range of content genres such as comedies, dramas and thrillers to fulfil everyone and every mood, the brand will also feature exclusive originals and locally produced content tailored for the Japanese market.
“I am thrilled that we are expanding the Disney+ entertainment experience to Japanese consumers with the addition of the Star brand. Japan was the first market to launch Disney+ in North Asia and continues to be a high priority market for Disney,” said Carol Choi, President and Representative Director, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. “Together with NTT DOCOMO INC., Disney+ has been received very well by Japanese consumers. The addition of Star on Disney+ adds unprecedented breadth and depth to our general entertainment line-up and will allow us to collaborate with top creators to introduce the best of Japanese storytelling to our consumers.”
The wide range of Star content that will be made available for streaming exclusively on Disney+ includes new movie releases including the Academy Award®-winning Nomadland; movie hits like Pretty Woman, Titanic, The Devil Wears Prada and Deadpool; widely anticipated Star originals Only Murders in the Building, starring Selena Gomez and popular movie spin-off Love, Victor; exciting new productions such as the first television series based on one of the greatest science-fiction horror classics ever made: Alien; and one of the most sweeping, sophisticated adult series — a retelling of James Clavell’s beloved epic saga, Shōgun. Star will also feature popular overseas dramas Glee, 24, The Walking Dead and 9-1-1: LONE STAR.
Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic brands will continue with its full line-up of exclusive Disney+ Originals content and specials available for unlimited viewing including Monsters at Work, Loki, Star Wars: Visions (streaming from September 22), and Secrets of the Whales. In November, Marvel Studio’s newest drama Hawkeye and an all-new Home Alone adventure comedy, Home Sweet Home Alone, will join the service and The Book of Boba Fett, a new Star Wars series will premiere in December.
To coincide with the introduction of Star, Disney+ will also add new features and compatibility across a wide range of mobile and connected TV devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Added features include 4K UHD picture quality, 5.1 channel sound, support for Dolby Atmos-compatible audio equipment for greater enjoyment of content, GroupWatch for watching content together with up to seven people whether in the same room or apart, and stronger parental controls such as Kids Profile and Profile PINs to ensure the service remains suitable for audiences of all ages.
Disney+ will be expanding its subscription channels to offer greater convenience to consumers. Consumers can subscribe to Disney+ at current docomo Shops and My docomo; via credit card or PayPal through the Disney+ official website; or via Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. Disney+ will be available at a fixed monthly subscription price of ¥990 (including tax), or a subscription from the Apple App store at ¥1,000 per month (including tax). For those who subscribe through docomo Shops and My docomo, the new price of ¥990 per month (including tax) will be applied from November 1, 2021.
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Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. And through Star, it offers a robust catalog from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.