So it looks like Disney wants to be the Walmart of streaming. For anyone who doesn’t know, Walmart is a store known to have just about everything. Disney+ already has Star Wars and Marvel projects as well as kids projects both live action and animated. They have the new and the classics. Disney+ also has documentaries with National Geographic, Disneynature, and other Disney documentaries. But now Disney wants anime? I did love Star Wars: Visions so could this be a good thing?
Deadline shared a statement from Disney Asia Pacific’s president, Luke Kang:
[Disney is] combining the global resources of the company with the best content creators from Asia Pacific to develop and produce original stories on Disney+. With over-the-top services going mainstream, emergence of world-class content from Asia Pacific and rising consumer sophistication, we believe that this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled storytelling to global audiences.
Disney has some projects they are set to work on. They will be adapting the mobile game, Twisted Wonderland into an anime and rebooting Black Rock Shooter called Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall. Also, Disney will be working on Summer Time Rendering and Yojohan Time Machine Blues.
I’m curious on how these projects will turn out. I wish them the best. Disney is a company that works very hard to bring the Disney magic, but Disney anime will take some getting used to.