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Disney Plus gets an A-plus from our family.

Is there anyone who doesn't like Disney movies? As a child of the 80s I grew up watching The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, and The Mighty Ducks on repeatÖas well as lots of other classics that were released well before my time, such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp and of course, Bambi, the saddest film of all time

I started collecting the odd Disney DVD after my first child was born. Thankfully, we no longer have to collect discs that are destined to get broken now that Disney Plus is available. It has just about every Disney film I have ever seen, plus plenty I havenít. From Snow White (released in 1937) to Frozen 2 (released in 2019), you have access to the entire Disney archive.

BUT - itís not just Disney you get to enjoy! You can view all of the Marvel movies such as Thor, Captain Marvel, X-Men, all of the movies from the Star Wars franchise and lots of cool National Geographic documentaries.

You can also stream all of the shows that were on the Disney and Disney Junior channels, and are now no longer available through any of the pay TV subscriptions. This is great news for kids who are missing shows like Sofia the First or Doc McStuffins, and those who love Bluey, which has been picked up by Disney now that it is so popular with the preschool set.

One of the biggest hits in our family is access to the Disney-Pixar collaborations, such as all four Toy Story movies, Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Monsters Inc. For movies that have been re-made such as The Parent Trap or 101 Dalmatians, you can choose whether to watch the original, the later version or both, depending on which one you prefer from your childhood.

There are also some great little shorts such as Partysauraus Rex, which is a favourite in our house, along with Olaf's Frozen Adventure. To find these, check out the 'suggested' tab when you select a movie, show or short film and it will bring up some more options that you might not easily see on your home menu.

You will also find another staple of my childhood - all 29 seasons of The Simpsons, plus The Simpsons Movie.

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The price is $8.99 per month, which is direct debited, and very affordable. Alternatively, you can pay a yearly fee of $89.99, and thereís a free 7-day free trial before you commit to buy.

The app can be a little temperamental at times, and sometimes it refuses to load without a bit of persistence, but we usually get it going in the end. You can also get the app for your phone and tablet.

Whether the kids just need a rest from play and want to chill with a movie (Cinderella 3 is always a winner with my girls, despite being nowhere near as good as the 1950 classic), or if if I really need to get on with work, there's always something they want to watch.

You can read more about Disney Plus here.


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