Marvel and Disney fans, this one is for you!
That’s right, The Walt Disney Company has revealed that the much-anticipated streaming platform, Disney+ Hotstar, will be available in Malaysia on June 1, 2021. With a single click, you can now watch classic films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and the local Malaysian scene. Disney is no longer only for children; as a matter of fact, we know a couple of adults (including me) who are ecstatic about this launch and are eager to see what the streaming platform has to offer.
Fans of Disney can subscribe directly to Disney+ Hotstar for RM54.90 for three months, or through special packages with Astro, for access to an extensive collection of shows and movies. Each registered account can support two concurrent streams, and the majority of content is available for download on mobile and tablet.
Aside from the popular Disney+ Originals, such as The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki, there are also more to that. This is in addition to the latest blockbuster releases and library content, including Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, and Black Panther; Disney’s live-action adaptations – Mulan, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast; Animation favourites – Disney’s Frozen 1 and 2, Moana and Big Hero 6, as well as Disney and Pixar’s Soul, Coco, The Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory. There will also be a robust catalogue of general entertainment series and films such as Nomadland, The Walking Dead, Jojo Rabbit, Criminal Minds, Fresh off the Boat, The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1 and many more — how exciting!!
Disney+ Hotstar will also be featuring its support for the local film community. The streaming platform has entered a series of multi-year agreements with leading Malaysian studios such as Skop Productions, Revolution Media Films, Primeworks Studios, WAU Animation, Act 2 Pictures, Les’ Copaque Production, Red Films and more. With that said, you won’t have to go to the theatres to watch any of Malaysia’s anticipated blockbusters anymore when you can finally stream it now in the comforts of your own home.
This collaboration is an important milestone for the streaming platform as they are able to continue expanding their footprint in Southeast Asia by bringing compelling entertainment offering to consumers in the region. Malaysians are not only connected but also extremely tech-savvy and they represent some of Disney’s biggest fans in the region.
Here is the list of content highlights from Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia
From 1 June onwards, subscribers in Malaysia can enjoy:
Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel Studios’ Original Series WandaVision (all episodes), The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (all episodes), Loki (starts streaming in June), Marvel Studios: Assembled and Marvel Studios: Legends, as well as blockbuster films including Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Deadpool and more. Also available are television series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., M.O.D.O.K., Runaways and Cloak and Dagger
Including Original Animation and Live-Action Remakes such as The Lion King, Mulan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Frozen 1 and 2 and the Pirates of the Caribbean series
Exclusive titles only available on Disney+ Hotstar, such as The Mandalorian, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, folklore: the long pond studio sessions, The Right Stuff, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Big Shot, Flora & Ulysses, The One and Only Ivan, Muppets Now, Lady and the Tramp and Godmothered
Top Malaysian hits
An exciting lineup of new releases and well-loved local content such as J2: J Retribusi, Zombitopia (starts streaming 2 July), Ada Hantu (starts streaming mid-Aug), Semanis Senyumanmu and Wifi Sebelah Rumah (starts streaming end-June). This is in addition to renowned Malaysian hits including: J Revolusi, Tombiruo, KL Special Force, Munafik, Istanbul Aku Datang!, Ejen Ali The Movie, Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal (starts streaming mid-June), The Rock movies (Rock, Rock Oo!, Rock Bro!, and Rock 4: Rockers Never Dai), Talentime, Mukhsin, The Kid From The Big Apple 2, Vedigundu Pasangge, Evolusi KL Drift 1 & 2, KL Gangster 1 & 2, Gol & Gincu 1 & 2, Guang, Redha and Roh
All 12 Star Wars movies
Including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Powerful storytelling from Pixar Animation Studios
The upcoming movie Disney & Pixar’s Luca will be released straight to Disney+ Hotstar on 18 June. Heartwarming and award-winning films like Soul, Toy Story 4, Coco, The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, shorts such as 22 vs. Earth, Burrow, Bao and Pixar Popcorn as well as Inside Pixar, an inside look into the people, artistry and culture of Pixar Animation Studios
Informational content from National Geographic
Explore the world with Secret of the Whales, Own the Room, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Free Solo, The Right Stuff, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Genius and Wicked Tuna
Hours of compelling family-friendly entertainment
This includes the likes of hit series such as Ejen Ali, Alif & Sofia (starts streaming mid-July), Wizards of Warna Walk, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, over 10 seasons of Upin & Ipin for kids and families, and so much more
General entertainment films and series
Nomadland, Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1, Criminal Minds, Home Alone franchise, The Walking Dead, 24, Aliens franchise, Avatar, Planet of the Apes franchise, Family Guy, Fresh off the Boat, Ford V Ferrari, Homeland, How I Met Your Mother, Jojo Rabbit, Modern Family, The Simpsons, The X-Files franchise, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and more
Popular Chinese movies and series
The Silent Forest, Ip Man 4: The Finale, Agent Mr. Chan, Infernal Affairs, Line Walker 2, The Storm Riders, Number 1 (starts streaming mid-June), The Deer and the Cauldron, The Legend of Hao Lan, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace
Exclusive never-seen-before Hindi and Tamil movies and series by Hotstar
Dil Bechara, Lootcase, Khuda Hafiz, Teddy (starts streaming mid-June), Big Bull (starts streaming end-June), 1232 KMS (starts streaming mid-July), The Legend of Hanuman (starts streaming mid-July), Live Telecast and Triples
Tamil blockbusters and Star Vijay series
Vishwaroopam 1 and 2, Maari, Thuppakki, Nanban, Kaaka Muttai, Pandian Stores, Bharathi Kannamma, Raja Rani, Super Singer 8 and Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar
Consumers can subscribe to the service directly from the Disney+ Hotstar website, the Disney+ Hotstar app on Android and iOS devices, or with Astro, starting from 1 June 2021.