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Disney CEO Bob Chapek: Moviegoers Have 'Moved On' From Pre-Pandemic Release Model


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Disney CEO Bob Chapek: Moviegoers Have 'Moved On' From Pre-Pandemic Release Model

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek has stated that he believes moviegoers have "moved on" from the pre-pandemic release model that was so focused on theaters.

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Chapek sat down with THR and was asked about D23's Disney and Pixar studio showcase that featured a lot of announcements for Disney+. In the past, Disney has obviously launched its biggest franchises with the help of the movie theater, but this age of streaming has put a bigger focus on services like Disney+, and Disney believes it's time to ride that wave into the future.

Streaming is king like @Goldenforce772 has said.

 

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"Absolutely. We fully believe that," Chapek said of launching a franchise on a streamer like Disney+. "We’ve had titles in the past that, frankly, we put out in theatrical exhibition world [like] Encanto. It was a modest success theatrically and then we put it into Disney+ and it shot up to No. 1.

This I like to hear. It goes to streaming and it has MORE success.

 

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"That doesn’t mean we’re not going to take great Marvel and Star Wars movies, and Avatar, and put them first in theatrical. We will because it’s a wonderful way to experience those films. But that does not mean that everything, for it to be credible or for it to eventually turn into a Disney franchise, has to go through that."

What this means is something doesn't have to go through theatres to be great.

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1 minute ago, Black Beauty said:

Theaters are nothing. I was banned for removing my mask to use my inhaler. They didn't care. They label me a public health risk. f**k AMC.

Theaters are the same as comic book conventions. They both worship in the same church. The Church of Maskism. 

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