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We’ve known for some time that a Disney streaming service is in the works, but now we have a clearer idea of how the media giant is planning to challenge the mighty Netflix.

Per Variety‘s report, Disney’s platform is hugely helped by its recent acquisition of Fox’s film and TV assets. When the service launches, which is expected to be around the end of 2019, its catalog will include the live-action remake of Dumbo, Captain Marvel, and the next Avengers sequel. It will also boast a number of original products, such as a Lady and the Tramp remake and Monsters Inc. and High School Musical spin-offs.

The hope seems to be that other Disney brands like Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and NatGeo (owned by Fox) will contribute a range of content to the streaming service. All Star Wars movies released before 2019, however, will not be available as they’ve already been licensed to other distributors (but ones created after next year will be added).

Disney CEO Bob Iger told Variety that Disney fans are his top priority and that while the service’s total offering will be significantly less than Netflix‘s to start with, so will the monthly subscription fee.

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