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Disney + instead of a cinema
How the media group The
Walt Disney Company could prepare for future theatrical releases, showed recently
a drastic move by the company: In response to the contact restrictions as well as the
Disney waived increased hygiene measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
on the live-action film version of the 1998 cartoon Mulan in theaters
bring. Instead, the film was delivered direct to the over-the-top online Disney + video library
made achievable – for a fee of 30 US dollars, the monthly
Subscription fee was added. It wasn’t an option to buy like it was with
Purchase of DVDs is the case, for example, but a rental fee for streaming the
Films. According to AVCLUB, a similar approach should also be applied to Pixars Soul
to come out at Christmas. Soul is supposed to be free for Disney + users
Available – but it will be launched immediately via the streaming platform
take place without considering the initial release in movie theaters.
Disney + vs. Netflix
Thanks to the Disney + release of Mulan as well as the Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian
the number of Disney + subscriptions increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2020.
While the video-on-demand service only had around 57.5 million user subscriptions in the third quarter, this number rose to an impressive 73.7 million in the last quarter of the year
at. Disney is still far behind its rival Netflix, which has an impressive 195 million subscriptions worldwide,
however, the lightning-fast growth is enough to give consumers the benefit of Disney + usage
to show. The pandemic-induced postponement of the theatrical releases of many other films will
the increase in the number of users of the popular streaming services according to inc. probably continue to support.
Cinemas on the verge of extinction?
Cinema operators are concerned about Disney’s decision, according to a Union press release
Internationale des Cinmas, UNIC for short, underpinned. The European cinema umbrella organization shows itself
Disappointed with Disney’s approach and calls for an opinion, films always
broadcast in cinemas first before they are made available on streaming portals
– an appeal to the media industry to preserve the entire cinema sector. It is still loud
UNIC is not able to wait for the US evaluations of the films before they are in
the European cinemas are coming as this can mean financial ruin for many.
What’s the plan?
According to the experts from, a final decision regarding future theatrical releases has been made
DEADLINE not yet established – the corona-induced uncertainty about the continuation of
Movie theaters in general, however, prompted Disney to translocate other important ones
Movie releases from theaters on Disney +. For example, it is under discussion whether the live-action film adaptation of the classic film Cruella will initially be in the cinemas or without this detour
to be launched on Disney +. According to DEADLINE, the
Film adaptations of Pinoccio and Peter Pan.
Inna Warkus / Forex-news.com.net editors
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