Bob Chapek says November 12 is Disney+ Day; here’s what to get excited about!

Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, announced today during the Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Communacopia Conference that November 12 is Disney+ Day, hailing the first day the platform went live in 2019.

Chapek also shared that November 12 will be a day of surprises and special offers on Disney+.

“We’re going to have new content release against one of our four key franchises,” Chapek explained during the conference.

And while we don’t know exactly what those “surprises” entail, Chapek did not keep the Disney+ release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings a secret, instead sharing that November 12 will also mark the platform’s release of the newest Marvel film, starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Benedict Wong, among others.

The film has already grossed more than $305 million worldwide, and that’s on solely a theatrical release.

In addition to the highly-anticipated streaming release, there are a few other things that will drop on the very first Disney+ Day, November 12, including:

  • Jungle Cruise will switch from a paid selection to a free selection for subscribers of Disney+.
  • Home Sweet Home Alone, a new Disney+ original movie, will debut. It’s based on the popular Home Alone holiday movie franchise from the 1990s.
  • Olaf Presents will debut. In this all-new original series of shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios, everyone’s favorite snowman retells classic Disney tales in a way that only Olaf can! 
  • Shorts galore from Walt Disney Animation Studios will drop on Disney+ Day. These include Frozen Fever, Feast, Paperman, Get a Horse! and Ciao Alberto from PIXAR that features characters from the studio’s recent release, Luca.
  • The first 5 episodes from Season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic
  • A new special that takes a look at the origins and legacy of Star Wars’ legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett (in anticipation of the release of The Book of Boba Fett).
  • An all-new special celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.

“The inaugural Disney+ Day will be a grand-scale celebration of our subscribers across the entire company,” Chapek explained in a statement. “[Disney+ Day] brings to life our mission to entertain, inform, and inspire fans and families around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling.”

More of the world will celebrate Disney+ Day this year, as the streaming platform will go live in South Korea and Taiwan on November 12, and in Hong Kong on November 16.


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!