By: Sophie Querijero
Fans of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel from Southeast Asia can now enjoy their favorite childhood films and new exciting content through the streaming platform, Disney+.
Launched in 2019 by the Walt Disney Company, Disney+ works as a subscription video-on-demand where it provides access to material produced by several studios.
As its name implies, Disney+ offers shows not just from Disney, but from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Offering films, shorts, and TV shows ranging from Disney Channel tv series to Star Wars’ The Mandalorian, Disney+ works as a platform catering to both young and old audiences.
Although Disney+ offers existing films, they also have upcoming films and Disney+ originals available only to the Disney+ users, boasting exclusivity to those who have not yet availed of the subscription. The show has also raised greater popularity recently with the arrival of the new Marvel series Wandavision and the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The majority of the company’s films are already up on the platform, and Disney is working to acquire its other films as well at a later date. The company is working to not only provide its users with existing content but to provide them with new and entertaining original films and shows available only on Disney+.
Disney limited its launch to several countries, several in Europe, several for East Asia, and one for Southeast Asia, with Disney+ launching in Indonesia. However, through Hotstar, a streaming platform owned by a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company India, Disney+ is expected to be available in Singapore on 23 February 2021 with a monthly price of 11.98 Singaporean dollars. Disney+ Malaysia is in the works as well, and Disney fans in Malaysia can expect to avail themselves of Disney+ through Hotstar.
With hundreds of thousands of fans in Southeast Asia, Disney+ plans to expand its reach even further in the area. Already available in East Asian countries like Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, Southeast Asian fans can expect an announcement of Disney+ launching in their countries in the near future.