Disney Climbing to the Top

Disney Climbing to the Top

As we all know, Disney is one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world. They have theme parks, books, TV shows and movies that we all love to visit or watch. Do we really need more? 

 On August 4th, Disney announced that they were having their own streaming service with it’s very own movies, tv shows, exclusive movies and/or clips, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. The exclusive clips involve a reanimation of “Lady and the Tramp”, “High School Musical the Musical the Series”,”Noelle”, and more. 

Netflix is also a streaming service that we all know about.  Disney has taken away all of the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic movies and TV shows away from Netflix and other streaming services to create a basis for their new streaming server, Disney+.  Netflix’s streaming service is 12.99 a month, while Disney’s is 6.99 a month or 69.99 for a year. This gives Disney a higher chance of more viewers so they can assert their dominance and get to the highest streaming service in the country. 

When asked to choose between Netflix or Disney+ Skyler Porter, freshman said, “I personally would pick Disney over Netflix because of their wide variety of movies and TV shows that are more known throughout the world.” 

On the first day that Disney+ was launched, it got over 10 million subscribers and more than 3.2 million downloads.  Some people are worried that Disney will soon be the largest streaming service, knocking out Netflix as the top competitor. As of July 2019 Netflix has 60 million subscribers. It’s very unlikely for Disney to catch up to Netflix because Netflix has such a big company that’s at the top of the streaming services list. 

Some students prefer Netflix more than Disney because of the wide variety of genres. Macyn Ward, freshman, “Netflix has a bigger variety of genres. While Disney has nostalgia with my childhood and other things, I’ll still probably go back to Netflix because of the different genres and movies.”