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Will Disney move all Cartoon production to it's new Streaming service?

Discussion in 'Disney/Pixar Forum' started by TheMisterManGuy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. TheMisterManGuy

    TheMisterManGuy Active Member

    Oct 23, 2014
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    You may have learned recently that Disney is dumping it's deal with Netflix, and is flying solo with their own streaming platform starting in 2019. Meanwhile Walt Disney Television Animation has cycled through a variety of different outlets over the years. Starting off producing content for Saturday Morning lineups for the big 3 networks in the late 80s, then moving to Disney's syndicated programming block, The Disney Afternoon, then moving to ABC for Disney's One Saturday Morning following Disney's purchase of the network in 1996. Then in 2003, the studio became an in-house unit of Disney Channel, where they would produce the bulk of that network's original animated series. Now, the studio has concentrated its output on Disney XD, with nearly all their current shows produced for that network.

    With Disney's new streaming service underway, could we see Disney Television Animation jump ship to the new platform after their done with Disney XD? It was only a matter of time before Disney decided to launch their own streaming service, not only do even they see Cable TV's significant decline, Disney has also always been a company who likes to have tight control over their content, usually preferring to distribute it on their own ecosystems rather than selling it to sources outside their empire (though they are willing to make a few exceptions).

    In addition to their renowned film and TV library, as well as content from subsidiaries like Marvel and LucasFilm. Disney will definitely want to prop this thing up with original programming, especially original children's programming, and with the backing of Disney TVA, Disney's platform could very well become the go to service for kids.
  2. AdrenalineRush1996

    AdrenalineRush1996 Active Member

    May 13, 2016
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    To answer your question: No because that would mean Disney XD would follow Disney Channel by having a majority of shows being live-action shows and one or two animated shows.

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  3. ToonJay723

    ToonJay723 Bingo Bongo

    Nov 24, 2012
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    We don't know yet, but I think they will. Recently Disney XD has stopped airing their shows weekly, and have dumped multiple episodes of their shows in a month, or a single day, like how Netflix/Hulu/Amazon would do for their shows. The only exceptions are DuckTales, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Walk the Prank.
  4. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
    Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 24, 2003
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    Well, that would be a disaster for a venture they've already thrown billions into, wouldn't it? Throwing that away in favor of a product that is brand-new and has yet to prove itself wouldn't be smart.

    Also, there is no reason for them to JUST move all cartoons to the service. If they were really doing this, all their shows would shift.

    What I'm saying is what you're worrying about is extremely unlikely.
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  5. Red Arrow :D

    Red Arrow :D Proud Beneluxer

    Oct 22, 2012
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    It could happen eventually when cable TV is dying, but definitely not in the near future.
  6. jaylop97

    jaylop97 L Twins

    Oct 5, 2014
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    To be honest it sounds like a better idea than airing a cartoon in a channel that isn't widely available.
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