Disney+ Launches In SA With Epic Stunt And Star-studded Blue Carpet

Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Africa, kicked-off its launch event last night with an spectacular South African takeover that delighted attending South African celebrities, influencers, media and special guests.

The stunt was a completely CGI-driven journey across South Africa and included live broadcast links from Durban (Moses Mabhida Stadium), Cape Town (The “Silos” At The Zeits Museum) and Johannesburg (Soccer City) as Disney+ arrived at each location and created some magical memorable moments to signal that Disney+ has arrived. Without giving too much away the stunt included both light projections and a fireworks display. The takeover was also live-streamed into the launch event on 18 May from the Jody Scheckter Paddock Area at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, where it was experienced by celebrities, influencers and prominent figures in the entertainment industry who was in attendance.

Catch a glimpse of the action here.

With exclusive original content and thousands of episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star, Disney+ is the streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories.

Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy-to-navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content. Pricing has been announced at R119.00 per month, or R1 190.00 for an annual subscription.

About Disney+

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 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 the latest 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.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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