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  • And a lot more than that. IMO Disney needed this to make their streaming service work. To compete with Netflix, Amazon & Hulu, and possibly surpass them.

    I don't know if this is ultimately good or bad for entertainment, but I'm definitely excited to watch it happen haha.
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  • Anyone with that much control will screw things up, they already have Star Wars and now Avengers and X men are on the radar.

    They were and are great at what they were good at, if they try to remake the image of these other franchises in their own it will most likely turn out bad.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:And a lot more than that. IMO Disney needed this to make their streaming service work. To compete with Netflix, Amazon & Hulu, and possibly surpass them.

    I don't know if this is ultimately good or bad for entertainment, but I'm definitely excited to watch it happen haha.


    They'll now own 60% of Hulu, too. It may well not last much longer.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Anyone with that much control will screw things up, they already have Star Wars and now Avengers and X men are on the radar.

    They were and are great at what they were good at, if they try to remake the image of these other franchises in their own it will most likely turn out bad.


    :sarcasm_on: Because, yeah, they've TOTALLY messed up The Avengers. :sarcasm_off:
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  • Maulbert wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:And a lot more than that. IMO Disney needed this to make their streaming service work. To compete with Netflix, Amazon & Hulu, and possibly surpass them.

    I don't know if this is ultimately good or bad for entertainment, but I'm definitely excited to watch it happen haha.


    They'll now own 60% of Hulu, too. It may well not last much longer.


    Yes. That's right. I always forget that. Do you think they'll keep Hulu around as a secondary product somehow? Or do you think they'll absorb it and just rebrand it as the new streaming service? Or just shut Hulu down altogether and go with the new shit?
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  • I hope they roll Hulu and DisneyFlix or whatever it's going to be called into one service.
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  • My guess is they will keep them separate. Hulu may be the Tombstone to the Dizzyflix of Dizzy. Remember that Tombstone productions was Disney's side of the harsher programming movies. It was a way for them to capitolize on harsher not family friendly programming while maintaining their innocence Disney forum. They could put Hulu as their R rated or worse. Just random thoughts. Dizzyflix could be for the kids too.
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  • Maulbert wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:Anyone with that much control will screw things up, they already have Star Wars and now Avengers and X men are on the radar.

    They were and are great at what they were good at, if they try to remake the image of these other franchises in their own it will most likely turn out bad.


    :sarcasm_on: Because, yeah, they've TOTALLY messed up The Avengers. :sarcasm_off:


    Disney has done a great job with Marvel but based on Star Wars, I suspect that has more to do with Marvel than Disney in general. I'm excited for Disney to get X-Men but I don't really care about the rest.

    But I do suspect we are nearing peak Disney and it will largely be downhill from here.
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  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:My guess is they will keep them separate. Hulu may be the Tombstone to the Dizzyflix of Dizzy. Remember that Tombstone productions was Disney's side of the harsher programming movies. It was a way for them to capitolize on harsher not family friendly programming while maintaining their innocence Disney forum. They could put Hulu as their R rated or worse. Just random thoughts. Dizzyflix could be for the kids too.


    I actually think that makes a lot of sense. If not, they'll definitely have to have a pretty secure parental feature within the app. Might just be easier to keep 'em separated.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Seahawkfan80 wrote:My guess is they will keep them separate. Hulu may be the Tombstone to the Dizzyflix of Dizzy. Remember that Tombstone productions was Disney's side of the harsher programming movies. It was a way for them to capitolize on harsher not family friendly programming while maintaining their innocence Disney forum. They could put Hulu as their R rated or worse. Just random thoughts. Dizzyflix could be for the kids too.


    I actually think that makes a lot of sense. If not, they'll definitely have to have a pretty secure parental feature within the app. Might just be easier to keep 'em separated.


    It makes sense for a lot of reasons, but IMO the main one will be that they'll be able to double-dip in the streaming market. Have some content still accessible via Hulu, have some content accessible via Dizzyflix (I like this temp. name btw lol), the people who can pay for both will and the folks who can't will hopefully choose one or the other. It's always great for a company to "compete with themselves" in markets and this would allow them to do it.

    It's similar to what Whirlpool Corporation does with appliances. They own a bevy of appliance brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana. So you don't like Whirlpool? Check out this Maytag. Want something a little nicer than the Maytag? Check out this KitchenAid - and on and on. Offering 1/5th of the market/industry's options is a lot better than 1/10th, etc.
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  • JGfromtheNW wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Seahawkfan80 wrote:My guess is they will keep them separate. Hulu may be the Tombstone to the Dizzyflix of Dizzy. Remember that Tombstone productions was Disney's side of the harsher programming movies. It was a way for them to capitolize on harsher not family friendly programming while maintaining their innocence Disney forum. They could put Hulu as their R rated or worse. Just random thoughts. Dizzyflix could be for the kids too.


    I actually think that makes a lot of sense. If not, they'll definitely have to have a pretty secure parental feature within the app. Might just be easier to keep 'em separated.


    It makes sense for a lot of reasons, but IMO the main one will be that they'll be able to double-dip in the streaming market. Have some content still accessible via Hulu, have some content accessible via Dizzyflix (I like this temp. name btw lol), the people who can pay for both will and the folks who can't will hopefully choose one or the other. It's always great for a company to "compete with themselves" in markets and this would allow them to do it.

    It's similar to what Whirlpool Corporation does with appliances. They own a bevy of appliance brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana. So you don't like Whirlpool? Check out this Maytag. Want something a little nicer than the Maytag? Check out this KitchenAid - and on and on. Offering 1/5th of the market/industry's options is a lot better than 1/10th, etc.


    Great point. And I think that fact that Hulu is already so established and successful will only increase the chances of the 2 streaming services remaining separate from each other.
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