KUALA LUMPUR, 4 May 2021:
Come June 1, the Disney Hotstar+ video-on-demand streaming service will feature the latest movies and TV series from the humongous Disney content library plus Malaysian productions past, present and future from Astro and Media Prima.
Priced at an affordable RM54.90 for three months subscription, or through special packages with Astro, this cord-cutting video streaming service is available on all Android, iOS and video boxes – including downloads for later watching – offering a legal alternative to wean locals away from pirated content downloads and running the risk of malware corruption on devices.
Each registered account can support two concurrent streams, and the majority of content is available for download on mobile and tablet. All content is commercial-free, with a dedicated kids section with age-appropriate content and a kid-friendly, easy-to-navigate user interface – details at DisneyPlusHotstar.my.
To enable this offering, Disney+ Hotstar has entered into 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.
These multi-year agreements mean that Disney+ Hotstar will be the exclusive home to some of Malaysia’s most anticipated blockbusters, which will skip theatres and launch straight on this streaming service, said Ahmad Izham Omar, executive director of Content & Creative, Disney+ Hotstar, Southeast Asia at a virtual briefing today.
Making their debut are movies like J2: J Retribusi – the explosive action-packed sequel to the blockbuster J Revolusi, starring Zul Ariffin, Ashraf Sinclair and Amelia Henderson; Zombitopia starring Shaheizy Sam, Bront Palarae and Sharifah Amani, and Ada Hantu starring Hairul Azreen. Ejen Ali The Movie 2 will also stream exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar after its theatrical debut.
In addition, top-rated local primetime drama series such as TV3’s Single Terlalu Lama and Kekasih Hati Mr Bodyguard will premiere first at 7am on the same day as the linear telecast, only on Disney+ Hotstar. With this, drama aficionados can watch their favourite local series on the platform up to 15 hours before anywhere else.
Also, some of the most iconic and critically-acclaimed Malaysian films – which include J Revolusi, Tombiruo, KL Special Force, Ejen Ali The Movie, Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal, Munafik, Istanbul Aku Datang!, the Rock franchise (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 will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
For viewers who love watching everything in one go, there are star-studded series like Wifi Sebelah Rumah (featuring Zul Ariffin and Ruhainies) and Semanis Senyumanmu (featuring Daiyan Trisha and Aiman Hakim Ridza).
Kids and families will enjoy the likes of hit series such as Ejen Ali, over 10 seasons of Upin & Ipin, Club Mickey Mouse, T.O.T.S, Alif & Sofia, Wizards of Warna Walk and Marvel’s Spider-Man, while fans of Asian content can look forward to popular movies and series from across the region, such as Infernal Affairs, Ip Man 4 The Finale, The Deer and the Cauldron, The Legend of Haolan, Pandian Stores and Vishwaroopam 2, and exclusive content like The Silent Forest, Dil Bechara and Live Telecast.
Foreign highlights include Disney+ Originals – The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki plus all the Star Wars movies.
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.
Promising over 800 films and 18,000 episodes of popular series from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, the Disney+ Hotstar service rounds off its foreign offerings to include entertainment from Asia:
- 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.