The Walt Disney Co. is gearing up for some major growth opportunities with its latest announcements. In its recent earnings report, Disney revealed a lineup of exciting projects that are sure to captivate audiences.
Taylor Swift Concert Movie Streaming Exclusively on Disney+
One of the highly anticipated releases is the streaming premiere of Taylor Swift’s concert movie, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.” Set to debut exclusively on Disney+ on March 15, this electrifying concert experience will feature five additional songs that were not included in the original theatrical or DVD releases. Among these songs is “Cardigan” from Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” With the movie already breaking records as the highest-grossing concert film of all time, earning $260 million, fans around the world can look forward to experiencing the magic from the comfort of their homes.
“Moana 2” Hits Theaters This November
In a surprising turn of events, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that “Moana 2” will be hitting movie theaters on November 27. While it was initially planned as a series for Disney+, Iger recognized the movie’s immense potential and decided it deserved a theatrical release. “Moana” continues to be an incredibly popular film, even seven years after its initial debut. Audiences can expect more heartwarming adventures and captivating storytelling in this highly anticipated sequel.
Strategic Partnership with Epic Games Inc.
Disney also unveiled a strategic partnership with Epic Games Inc., the company behind the global sensation video game “Fortnite.” This collaboration brings together two powerhouses in the entertainment industry, promising exciting opportunities for both brands. While specific details of the partnership were not disclosed, fans can expect innovative experiences that combine the magic of Disney with the immersive world of “Fortnite.”
The Walt Disney Co. is poised for significant growth and success with these exciting projects on the horizon. With new musical experiences, epic movie adventures, and strategic partnerships, Disney continues to push boundaries and delight audiences around the world. Stay tuned for more updates on these thrilling developments.
Disney Continues to Make Waves in the Streaming and Gaming Industries
Disney’s animated hit “Moana” proved to be a resounding success at the box office, raking in an impressive $687 million. Even after its initial release, the movie continued to dominate the streaming landscape in 2020, holding the top spot across all platforms with a staggering 11.6 billion minutes of viewership. Since its arrival on Disney+ in 2019, “Moana” has accumulated a staggering 880 billion minutes of watch time, equivalent to being viewed 775 million times.
Looking ahead, Disney CEO Bob Iger unveiled an exciting lineup of upcoming releases. Fans can eagerly anticipate “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” Pixar’s highly-anticipated sequel “Inside Out 2,” as well as “Deadpool 3,” “Alien: Romulus,” and “Mufasa: The Lion King,” all scheduled to hit theaters in 2024.
In addition to these theatrical releases, Disney has also solidified a strategic partnership with Epic Games, a move that highlights the company’s foray into the vast world of video games. This groundbreaking collaboration includes a significant $1.5 billion equity stake, marking Disney’s most substantial entry into the gaming industry to date. The partnership presents numerous opportunities for growth and expansion, as Disney aims to leverage its world-class storytelling prowess within Epic’s universally popular game, “Fortnite.” Marvel, “Star Wars,” Pixar, and “Avatar” are just a few of the iconic brands expected to thrive in this new gaming and entertainment universe.
Iger expressed admiration for the amount of time younger audiences spend playing video games, surpassing even that of traditional television and film consumption. He viewed the partnership with Epic Games as a low-risk but high-reward venture, allowing Disney to integrate its beloved intellectual properties into the gaming realm.
“Similar to how we bring our IP to life in our theme parks, this collaboration presents a fantastic opportunity to do the same in video games,” Iger explained. “It allows us to have a stake in the game while minimizing risk for the company.”
Disney continues to push boundaries and explore new avenues, solidifying its position as a leader in the streaming and gaming industries. With an unparalleled library of beloved franchises and a commitment to innovation, the future looks bright for Disney and its loyal fans.