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WAJAS98

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It seems to be a licensing issue? Disney has said they won’t be rotating content in and out, so it seems weird that they would backtrack so quickly and with such a strange handful of titles. I tried to find the source in the article but it seems the tweets were deleted. Very strange.
Movies are already disappearing from Disney+ - The Verge
They said some of the launch titles would be rescinded after a few months due to licensing issues. I’d expect it to stop in a few months, and not occur again for a long while. It won’t be monthly at the very least, like Netflix is.
 
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Legacy

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They said some of the launch titles would be rescinded after a few months due to licensing issues. I’d expect it to stop in a few months, and not occur again for a long while. It won’t be monthly at the very least, like Netflix is.
I actually saw a report that noted Black Panther will return to Netflix in 2026.

So it definitely looks like the “in perpetuity” selling point was only limited to pure Disney classics.
 

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I actually saw a report that noted Black Panther will return to Netflix in 2026.

So it definitely looks like the “in perpetuity” selling point was only limited to pure Disney classics.
Endgame is supposed to be involved in that 2026 thing too. Lots of AAA titles are.

There's lot's of time between now and 2026 though and i'll be shocked if Disney actually lets these movies go back instead of paying Netflix to just end the agreement. I highly doubt Disney wants to lose all these movies to Netflix again.
 

quinnmac000

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In yet another case of production issues for Disney:

High Fidelity (too adult), High school musical the musical (reshot because too adult), Lizze Mcguire reboot (creative differences)...I get the feeling that Disney doesn't know what they are doing with these shows that aren't marvel/lucasfilms
 
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Cup_Of_Coffee

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Sounds to me like Disney just doesn't allow much creative control whatsoever and directors are all finally getting fussed over it and leaving.
 
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Sounds to me like Disney just doesn't allow much creative control whatsoever and directors are all finally getting fussed over it and leaving.
That's not a bad thing. Most Disney films/shows at this point are really factory product. Auteur directors like Edgar Wright and Lord and Miller are awesome, but there's really no place in what is really work-for-hire for it. It's not a knock on them PR on Disney's product, just a bad fit.
 
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High Fidelity (too adult), High school musical the musical (reshot because too adult), Lizze Mcguire reboot (creative differences)...I get the feeling that Disney doesn't know what they are doing with these shows that aren't marvel/lucasfilms
High Fidelity isn’t really fair to include bc it actually was allowed to go more adult - they simply moved it from D+ to Hulu because of it.

Also, HSM may have had reshoots bc of that, but it was bc Disney wanted it to hit their core 8-12 Disney Channel demo. It also has nostalgic appeal and on the whole isn’t that bad of a show (although you can tell it was limited in how adult it was allowed to go).
 
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So I just started watching Marvel’s Runaways since all 3 seasons are now on Disney+. I never watched it when I had Hulu so I like that Disney brought it over. Only a few episodes in and the show already sticks out as one of the most Adult-leaning on the service as far as content goes.

That’s not saying a ton, but at the same time if this can be the bar for what’s acceptable on at least a few of the D+ series then I hope we get it this. Some stronger language and sexual situations here and there is all I ask, and this show has it at the right level.

I know none of this is likely to happen, but let me dream :lol:
 
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quinnmac000

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So I just started watching Marvel’s Runaways since all 3 seasons are now on Disney+. I never watched it when I had Hulu so I like that Disney brought it over. Only a few episodes in and the show already sticks out as one of the most Adult-leaning on the service as far as content goes.

That’s not saying a ton, but at the same time if this can be the bar for what’s acceptable on at least a few of the D+ series then I hope we get it this. Some stronger language and sexual situations here and there is all I ask, and this show has it at the right level.

I know none of this is likely to happen, but let me dream :lol:
I'm actually surprised they put it on Disney+. It also probably because not many people were watching it on Hulu.
 
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I'm actually surprised they put it on Disney+. It also probably because not many people were watching it on Hulu.
Hulu's interface is not very user-friendly, which is part of the problem. Both ESPN+ and Disney+ use the same interface so I wouldn't be surprised if they change to something similar. At the same time, the interface also separates Hulu from being just another Disney streaming service (at least visibly).
 

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I cancelled my Disney+ nothing on it I really want to watch. I'll sign up again when a new show gets talked about on my Facebook feed.
 

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Disney+ is doing exactly what it needs to for its intended audience (mostly kids). My 11 y/o sister has drastically cut time from watching YouTube and spends a ton of time with D+ now with a lot of what she watches being originals (HSM:TM:TS, Encore!, Imagineering Story specifically)

Right now, I’m finishing up watching Runaways, but after that I’ll probably put the service down for a bit to catch up on Netflix shows until something else catches my eye.
 
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Cup_Of_Coffee

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Im not sure what people expected with Disney+ at the start until the Marvel shows get put out constantly. The entire premise of it was to have complete access to the entire (or right now like 90% of) the Disney catalog. For Disney fans, who mainly live off nostalgia of the company, THAT is the sell. The Mandalorian, Marvel shows, and any other original content right now I find more to be a (no pun intended), plus. Its the first few months if their own streaming service, they aren't going to be as built up or fleshed out like Netflix is in its current state. Needs to take time and make profit before they can invest more than they are already for a relatively non proven entity.
 

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Going from 6 episodes to 4 episodes, hm? Interesting. I wonder if they are going to have longer run time than Mandalorian OR if they are going to play this mini-series like a 2 hour movie - 4 episodes at roughly 30 minutes each. If you binge it, it plays as the Obi-Wan movie people were asking for for years.