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Matt Reed
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Posted: 23 November 2019 at 5:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

 John Harrison wrote:
DisneyPlus is a very much a service for kids ...

While I don't disagree with the fact that there's a ton on the service for kids, I'd hardly call it a service for kids.  With content from Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic in addition to "true stories" aimed at adults rather than children, it's really a service for everyone.  
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Posted: 23 November 2019 at 6:23pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I suspect that there are licensed properties that Disney+ just doesn't have access to (e.g., Zorro.) Thus, PotA might not make it, and Michael Jackson's estate may say no to his Simpson's appearance.

As for it just being for kids... maybe kids of all ages. I'm considerably older than any kid (well, except for Mr. Byrne) and I LOVE it! Cartoons and all... actually, mostly cartoons, yeah.
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Posted: 23 November 2019 at 7:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The Michael Jackson episode was pulled by THE SIMPSONS producers in response to the LEAVING NEVERLAND documentary. 
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Posted: 23 November 2019 at 7:30pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

...and Michael Jackson's estate may say no to his Simpson's appearance.

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Nope. That’s not it at all. 



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Disney is still in the process of figuring out what to do with the FOX catalog of which POTA is a part.  Much of it will probably migrate to Hulu, a service I suspect will see a major overhaul now that Disney owns it outright.  It's not so unusual or suspect that Disney+ launched with purely Disney product and that eventually we'll see FOX content creep into their offerings.  In point of fact, 20th Century Fox streaming content may be something held back to bolster the catalog and entice subscribers down the line.  
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NBC still owns part of Hulu I thought. 

They’ve already announced that most, of not all, of their over PG-13 material will be put up on Hulu. The Deadpool movies will go there. I don’t think any of the POTA movies are above that rating, but, as Matt suggested, Hulu would probably be the place it happens. 


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There’s Zorro material collected as a “movie” on D+, so I’d imagine the
tv series may be an eventual addition. They did release a tin on DVD
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 Brian Miller wrote:
NBC still owns part of Hulu I thought.

Comcast owns a minority stake, so it's essentially a Disney product.  
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Posted: 24 November 2019 at 8:42pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I notice that DR. SYN: THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH isn't on D+ either.  I've got the tin that came out years ago, but was hoping to see it in HD.  Bummer.
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GARGOYLES!  My God, I had forgotten how good it was!!
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Annnnd...just like that I am thinking about cancelling my subscription to Disney+ until such time as new, original content that interests my shows up.  Namely The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Wanda/Vision later this year.

As much as I have enjoyed checking out the ‘old’ stuff like cartoons, classic Disney movies, etc, along with a few other offerings, now that The Mandalorian is over.....it looks like I’ve lost interest in the channel.  

Which tells me Disney+ has a programming problem.  

When The Mandalorian ended a new original Marvel series should have made its debut that following week.  I know the level of shows they are aiming for takes time, but not having that content up and ready to run is a big mistake.  Nearly all my friends who have Disney+ are in the same predicament.  Without new Star Wars or Marvel stuff to stream, there isn’t a compelling enough reason to keep the channel going.  I think its clear....Disney+ lacks the sheer amount of new content I really want.  And the stuff I want is still months...and months away.

Turns out Netflix (with vastly more ‘stuff’ to show) doesn’t have this issue.
Lost In Space, You, and plenty of other shows are all available with no breaks in between.   Looks like I won’t be dumping them after all.  

Anyone else considering putting Disney+ on ice until the Marvel content debuts?


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Nope.  

I think the issue here is that you came to the service for very specific reasons: two tentpole, franchise reasons (Marvel and Star Wars).  I'd hazard a guess that not everyone feels the same way.  Disney is putting out a lot of new content on + but it's just not what you want to watch.  That's fine.  Your decision, obviously, but to say they don't have fresh content to consume on a regular basis would be wrong.  That they're not catering exclusively to two categories should not be a cause for concern or an opening to take them to task for a "programming problem" but that they are appealing to more than just two subsets of Disney fans.  
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