A Disney+ Hybrid Is On Its Way to Malaysia on June 1st, 2021


On the 1st of June, Malaysians will enjoy both Disney+ content and local entertainment on the same platform. Mashable SE Asia provided a good chunk of info about this hybrid.

Disney+ will be known as Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia. The streaming service will not only bring the typical content we’re used to. There appears to be a collaborative effort in the mix. All-Asian Satellite Television and Radio Operator, aka ASTRO, is teaming up with Disney to bring popular Malaysian shows and films to the streaming service.

The Executive Director of Content & Creative of the joint venture had this to say, “In addition to being able to bring amazing content from Disney’s incredible brands from all around the world, it has been such a privilege to collaborate with homegrown studios and creators to bring Malaysian stories to Disney+ Hotstar and drive the growth of our creative community.

Disney will be working in connection with several local production companies and studios. Not being familiar with Malaysia’s entertainment industry, I can only guess that the following titles appearing on Disney+ Hotstar are well-known IPs:

  • ‘J2: J Retribusi’
  • ‘Zombitopia’
  • ‘Ada Hantu’
  • ‘Ejen Ali The Movie 2’

If you have some familiarity with these titles, please let us know below.

The service will cost roughly $13/month, or RM54.90. The article did not mention if certain US shows and movies would be unavailable due to rights/distribution issues. The regional versions of Disney+ Hotstar currently available are region locked, but a VPN could help with that if you’d like to check out their offerings now.

We pulled this list of countries and their Disney+ subscription costs from Everything MARVEL.


What are your thoughts on Disney+ after almost two years? What shows or films are you waiting on still? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Mashable SE Asia]

[Source: Everything MARVEL]

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