Josh and Erick discuss the new streaming platform on the block on this week’s From Idea to Done. Erick shares his love-hate relationship dynamic with Disney+ and more on this episode. The two compare it to other available streaming services and dig into what it offers.
J/E: Hey Everyone, I’m Josh and I’m Erick
E: This week’s idea is the evolution of streaming television. I did it. I finally stopped being a butt hurt collector, and downloaded Disney Plus.
J: Butt hurt collector? Well thats…. Ummmm… yeah…
E: Yes, well before Disney Plus came out. I was probably one of a very small segment of people that owned all the Simpsons seasons, basically everything Star Wars including the old hand drawn Clone Wars that used to play in 5 minute shorts on Cartoon Network Fridays at 7, as well as all the Marvel movies, a lot of vaulted Disney movies, and weird random Disney cartoons like Rescue Rangers and Gummi Bears. Disney devalued years of collecting and basically my entire Blu Ray collection in October.
J: Rescue Rangers? Oh yeah…. Duck Tales, right? [CLOSE] Anywho, what made you change your mind?
E: The Mandalorian! I knew I was going to crack because I love Star Wars, or at least I love everything that has ever been made in the Star Wars Universe. Minus the movies. We don’t have time for me to get into that though.
J: We did an episode when I switched my family over to the streaming service of Youtube TV what are your thoughts on Disney Plus?
E: It was AWESOME! Basically it is a Niche streaming service for Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel fans. Which as a young at heart nerd. I enjoyed it. I am their Niche market.
J: What made it different from Netflix for you?
E: Nothing. This was the disappointing part for me. It has Phineus and Ferb, and the Mandalorian. It also had Recess and other pretty awesome shows I forgot about, but there is nothing different or better about it. The thing that Netflix should worry about is that Disney owns so much creative rights to basically generations worth of entertainment.
J: Yeah I’m feeling like every channel is now having their own app and its an entire world of HBO’s, good on Netflix for producing their own content. Anywho, we’re here to talk about Disney, I think they did a good job with it, the kids like it, i get my hulk smash movies.
E: I give it a B. I loved the Mandalorian. Disney just stole the revolutionary app idea of streaming entertainment from Netflix, and are making their fans pay them instead of Netflix. The part I liked is they are taking the creative copyrights they do own and expanding them. I am excited for the next season of the Clone Wars, the stand alone Obi Wan series, and more Mandalorian. I want them to create more original content in the Marvel, and all the other kids programming they have before they will get an A from me.
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