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Disney ready to launch streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Simpsons,” ”Cinderella” and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home today as Disney Plus debuts.

Subscribers will initially get more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. That’s expected to grow to 620 movies and 10,000 episodes in five years, as existing deals with rival streaming services expire.

The service will cost $7 a month, or $70 for the year if paid up front. Four people can stream simultaneously on a single subscription. Disney Plus is also offering downloads for offline viewing on up to 10 devices.

Here’s a look at some original content that will be available at launch:

“The Mandalorian” Star Wars series, about a bounty hunter from the same planet as Boba Fett. First episode on Tuesday, with a new episode every Friday.

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a mockumentary about a high school musical, with episodes airing weekly.

Live-action version of the Disney animated classic “Lady and the Tramp.”

“Noelle,” a holiday movie starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.

Documentary series “Encore!” reuniting high school musical casts to perform their shows again, featuring Kristen Bell.

Documentary series about Disney called “The Imagineering Story.”

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” in which the actor tackles different topics like sneakers and tattoos.

“Marvel’s Hero Project” a nonfiction series about kids who perform community service.

Pixar animated short film series “Forky Asks a Question,” about a character from “Toy Story 4,” and SparkShorts, Pixar’s animated short film program.

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