Tons of new shows along with at least 70% of your childhood…….
We recently mentioned in our last post of how streaming services are the huge new “it factor” in movies and TV series and before that we covered Apple’s TV+ streaming service event. But since mid last year it was known that Disney was going to throw it’s hat in the streaming race, and the result is something all streaming services will probably be scared of: Disney+.
Now some of you may find this a little laughable and surprising even because you mainly know Disney for the DSTV kids channels and all those animated movies you watched as a kid but let me elaborate on just how much of a juggernaut Disney as a company is : they sort of own EVERYTHING. And I’m honestly not kidding. As far as a lot of American produced entertainment goes, which mind you makes up a huge part of entertainment the rest of the world watches, Disney either straight up produces it, owns the company that does or owns a part of it. This list of Assets includes the recently acquired 20th Century Fox (you’ve watched a million of their series and movies trust us) , ESPN (basically the American version of SuperSport), ABC Networks which owns some of the most American cable channels, Lucasfilm that creates star wars , Marvel and Marvel Studios (come on you know what these guys are about) and National Geographic. Convinced of how big they are yet? Yes? Good. Because firstly that’s nowhere near everything they own in media, and they plan of throwing it all somehow in what seems to be a promising streaming service.
An investor event was held yesterday which held a lot of information on the service especially the two aspects that most people wanted to hear about : shows and pricing. Disney is throwing it’s full weight into every lucrative property it has right now: There’s a new Star Wars series called The Mandalorian, a National Geographic Jeff Goldblum and the number of Marvel Cinematic Universe based series is …..let’s just list them for you below.
A yet unnamed Loki series
A Scarlet Witch and Vision series called WandaVision (The name is weird for us too)
An untitled Hawkeye Series
A Falcon and Winter Soldier series named……Falcon and Winter Soldier (if I didn’t love these characters I would not watch these shows based on their titles)