The Phantom Voice
Binge watching is about to become less magical after Disney announced they will no longer be selling their movies to Netflix. However, the binge-watching fanatics out there still have time to watch their favorites till the end of 2019. New Disney films that are released theatrically through the end of 2018 will also be available on the service until then. This means Netflix will stream the upcoming The Black Panther, Han Solo Movie, and Incredibles 2, among several others.
So why are they cutting all ties? Disney is planning their own streaming service, according to Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chief strategy officer. Their goal is to offer a service strictly streaming Disney’s most popular brands, nothing else. No specific details were released yet about the new program, leaving users in anticipation on the edge of their couches. They want to provide a site with all the faith, trust and pixie dust a person could ever need.
Investors are worried that taking Disney off Netflix will push the younger population off the app. Netflix stock already decreased by 5%, and that is just from hearing the breaking news. However, with Netflix originals, such as Stranger Things, it will keep a majority of users loyal and will not kill Netflix. Not to mention, Marvel products will continue to be available due to Netflix investing their own money and rights into the brand.
Overall, the end isn’t near. Everyone still has time to watch Mulan defeat the Huns, Dory find her parents, Hercules win the girl, most importantly, watch High School Musical on a loop. Although Disney is going their own way, there is still a whole 365 magical days ahead of us!
Bye- bye Netflix Disney!