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Disney Plus was trending on Twitter on Friday with over 118k tweets during their D23 Expo. Netflix was not. With a slew of major announcements, Disney is determined to keep the streaming giant sweating.
Disney Comes out Swinging
Disney pulled out the big guns this Friday. Actor Ewan McGregor took the stage to confirm he will star as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Disney Plus series. The media conglomerate also released the trailer for the highly-anticipated new Stars Wars series “The Mandalorian.”
— The Mandalorian (@themandalorian) August 24, 2019
— IMDb (@IMDb) August 24, 2019
Disney has one major one asset that Netflix does not, in-house blockbuster power. With the entire Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar catalogs in their repertoire, Disney Plus could siphon off huge pools of the Netflix population. Since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox last year, they now own the five most popular movies of all-time.
Meanwhile, Netflix has been paying hundreds of millions of dollars to create afterthought content like the movie “Triple Frontier” and series “Marco Polo.”
At least Netflix has the edge in quantity, right? Not so fast. Disney confirmed their streaming service launch will include over 500 feature films and 7,500 show episodes.