It’s Like Netflix But For Disney Movies
Disney might be releasing their own version of a Netflix, and it’s good news for everyone.
By nowproducerdave on April 17, 2018
Disney movies on demand, now doesn’t that sound awesome? Let’s talk about it for a minute. There’s absolutely zero doubt that you’re streaming content now more than ever. Even if you aren’t a Netflix subscriber, you probably watch YouTube, or Hulu, or even just stream music when you’re working out or cleaning up around the house – we get it. You’re probably reading this on your phone right now too. Do you have cable? Do you watch TV?
There are several big milestones in the entertainment industry. Disney’s first feature-length movie was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937. That was the big feat in cinema at the time. People were lining up to watch movies, and Disney was (and still is to be fair) a production powerhouse. In the 1960s, cable TV started becoming popular, and by the 70s and 80s, it was all over. You could watch music on your TV, there were a lot of shows to choose from, and even movies. Now, you have a movie theater in your pocket with all the endless channels on TVs, free movie-streaming services (they’re out there with some pretty good movies too), and Netflix, which has been around for 20 years now. Wow. People are going to the movies less, and Disney is feeling the lower ticket sales, despite still being THE movie production powerhouse recently.
Introduce “Disneyflix.” No, that’s not the real name, and it’s not even a real thing (rumored at the moment), but it’s an idea that could really save Disney (not that they need saving). The idea, according to The Atlantic, says that by streaming their movies in a service similar to Netflix, Disney could once again become one of (if not THE) largest production houses in the world, with absolutely insane profits. “Black Panther” did $575 million in theaters. Those theaters took about 40% of the profits too though, but if Disney were to release their movies on their own streaming service either in addition to or instead of in theaters, you see what they can have going on. Also, who wouldn’t want all those movies at the tips of your fingers, literally? Is a Disney streaming service something you’d be interested in?