As Disney+ Day approaches, the Mouse House offers a whole host of new and exciting ways to interact with some of your favorite Disney properties. The celebration is sure to be a bang, and it’ll pay tribute to the streamer’s recent achievements as well as some old favorites that might surprise you too. Thanks to this new annual Disney event, you can catch Disney’s most popular comeback at your local theater.
Disney (district) is pulling out all the stops for his upcoming streaming event next month. Thor: Love and Thunder will premiere for streaming on Disney+ earlier this summer after grossing $400 million at the box office. There will also be a Making Off special on the film, as well as a similar behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series. Guillermo del Toro’s live-action remake of the Disney classic Pinocchio also premieres September 8.
But if you’re worried about the Disney+ Day stay-at-home event, you can also visit Disney parks to celebrate the event in person. Park guests who subscribe to the streaming service get the special VIP treatment, along with exclusive photo ops, menu items and more. Can’t make it to Disney Park? OK, maybe you can party with Disney at your local AMC (AMC) Theatre.
These films are coming back to theaters for Disney+ Day
Do you have a favorite Disney movie that you missed at the cinema? When you want to revisit and enjoy a giant vat of old favorite popcorn? Disney+ Day is the day for you.
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Five different Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movie favorites are coming to select AMC theaters to celebrate the occasion. For $5 per ticket, you can enjoy Thor: Ragnarok, Cars, Encanto, Rogue One and the musical Newsies in the comfort of a theater seat. Customers who attend the show will also receive a free and exclusive Disney+ poster (while supplies last). They can also purchase special discounts to enjoy during the performance.
Disney+ Day movie options cover some of the streaming service’s most popular genres. Ragnarok is one of the funniest MCU movies of all time, while Rogue One is the most critically acclaimed Star Wars movie since Disney took over the franchise. “Cars” and “Encanto” have established themselves as children’s favourites. And adults alike, and will draw in plenty of people who want to sing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” quietly for weeks after the film’s screening.
The only movie option that’s slightly out of left field is the musical performance of “Newsies.” The 1992 story, starring a very young Christian Bale, is a musical retelling of the 1899 paperboy strike in New York City. Newsies undoubtedly has a small but loyal following, but the option for theaters to revive this beloved classic could mean Disney has plans to revisit the story in the future.
Disney+ Day streamers will likely continue the momentum
In recent years, the streaming market has become increasingly competitive season by season. Every streaming company is reaching out and hugging its intellectual property closer to its chest. Every company strives to build universes and franchises that are guaranteed to bring in streaming and merchandising dollars. And that’s what Disney has done best for years.
The capability is clearly visible in the company’s streaming earnings. Disney beats Netflix (NFLX) for the number of subscribers, and this event will surely attract new streamers to the service. Will September 8 help Disney meet its goal of 9 million new subscribers for the quarter? Box office attendance could be critical to Disney’s continued financial success thanks to Disney+ Day.