Streaming soon: Disney+

If you read the post just below this cartoon/post, you know how I feel about movies. Movies and sport, 4K and what TV-watching we do in our extended family on Lot 4.

I wrote that piece because this cartoon was emailed to me by one of our regular followers. And I certainly accept that Bob Iger and Disney have the talent pool and sufficient geedus to capture as much of our allotted electronic entertainment time as anyone else in the business. Gobbling up Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and adding that to existing goodies like Pixar and Marvel and ESPN ain’t easy-peasy. I expect the talent pool at Disney will come through to meet the standards set by Iger.

And as I said in the preceding post — “Storytelling will play as big a part as cost, no doubt. But, the storytelling is how it always starts. A great deal on crap television is not what we’re looking for.”

6 thoughts on “Streaming soon: Disney+

  1. Jonathan Scott Griffin says:

    I wish I could get behind this, but I can’t (not that it matter, as Disney will go on regardless of what I think). I like Disney. I like the Simpsons. But I hate the two being mixed together. Recently, Disney advertised the Simpsons on their page. Prior to this, Disney has, of course, been advertising superhero movies. None of this feels like Disney to me. It all feels soulless. Disney is not unique anymore. It’s like every other media company. Frankly, I can’t wait for Bob Iger to step down, but someone just as bad or worse will probably take his place.

  2. Boffo says:

    “Disney sets record for highest-grossing year for a studio with five months to spare” (CNN Business 7/28/19) https://www.ksl.com/article/46604708/disney-sets-record-for-highest-grossing-year-for-a-studio-with-five-months-to-spare The company has brought in an industry record $7.67 billion to date at the worldwide box office, it announced on Sunday. That passed the previous record, which was also set by Disney, when it made $7.61 billion at the global box office in 2016. The studio has the top five highest-grossing films at the domestic box office this year.

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