Disney+ Subscription: The Perfect Last-Minute Gift
By Katy Lindenmuth
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It's crunch time for holiday shopping, and we've found the holy grail of perfect gifts: a Disney+ subscription. That's right, you can give the gift of Baby Yoda this holiday season.
The brand-new streaming service’s lineup has something for everyone on your list. In addition to every single Star Wars movie, Disney+ offers subscribers the Marvel Universe and old-school favorites like The Sandlot. Kids get access to all the animated Disney classics, from Alice in Wonderland to Zootopia -- plus the Pixar catalog -- while tweens will be clamoring for super-popular franchises like High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls. Disney+ also has tons of original content, from holiday specials to buzzy reboots (read much more on those below).
With such a stacked lineup, Disney+ subscription is a steal: It's $69.99 for a one-year subscription, which breaks down to under six bucks per month. Just make sure you read the fine print, as this deal is only for U.S. residents and new subscribers.
Conveniently, you can buy and send the gift subscription with just a few clicks, and the recipient will be notified via email on whatever day you choose. Hypothetically, you could complete the transaction at midnight on Christmas Eve and have the subscription email waiting in their inbox on Christmas morning. (Not that we're encouraging procrastination...)
Purchase a Disney+ subscription below, and keep reading for ET's inside look at some of the platform's original content.
We're not the only ones who are excited about Disney+ and all that it offers. ET spoke with several stars involved in currently streaming projects about what it's like to be part of a game-changing new platform.
The Disney+ holiday original Noelle has a star-studded cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Billy Eichner, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine -- and Eichner told us that behind the scenes, MacLaine regaled them with stories about her six-decade-long career. "If you're in a movie with Shirley MacLaine, you only wanna talk to Shirley MacLaine. She's a legend, you know?" he said.
Joshua Bassett, who plays Ricky on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, says the 10-episode spinoff features brand-new characters and music but still includes some of the "old stuff" from the original movies. "The way we do it is very self-aware. We acknowledge the old one, but it's our own, completely separate thing," he added. New episodes are currently being rolled out weekly.
ET also spoke with Justin Theroux and Tessa Thompson, stars of the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. "We're not changing, we're not modernizing, we're not super updating," Theroux said. "It's just a different way of telling a wonderful story." For the record, the film’s iconic spaghetti scene was recreated with lemon licorice for the real-life pups on set.
Gift a Disney+ subscription to anyone still remaining on your holiday shopping list -- and, if you're a true Baby Yoda fan, maybe one for yourself too.
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