Out of the Disney Vault: Behind the Attraction
Take a look behind the curtain.
You know what movie’s great? Nope. (That’s the name of the movie, not an imaginary person like my good friend Bob Iger telling me they don’t know the answer to the question.)
We’re just about a year removed from the release of Jordan Peele’s latest film, and I still don’t think we’ve given enough credit to Peele for mounting such a remarkable summertime spectacle. Great movie. I mention it in this inaugural post of the revived Out of the Disney Vault series, because of this wonderfully ominous question.
In the context of Nope, of course, the answer arrives in the form of a very creepy UFO (spoilers for a year-old movie). But what’s a bad miracle when it comes to Disney? “Josh, I’m sure such things don’t exist.” Oh, I’m sorry to inform you that you are wrong, my good friend Bob Iger. (I have decided that the imaginary reader I concoct for rhetorical questions and comments like this is going to be Bob Iger, who we all know is a paid subscriber to this newsletter, under an alias. Don’t fact-check me. It would be unrealistic and disturbing! [IYKYK])
A recent trend in Hollywood is that the streaming-service arms of the handful of remaining conglomerates are removing shows and films that they created, and then spinning around and selling those same shows and films to FAST channels, which sadly is not a reference to The Fast and the Furious. This is in reference to apps like Pluto, where you can find a great bevy of random shows and films across any number of studios. Ostensibly, your Max and Disney+ and Paramount+ are doing this to save pennies and dimes any way they can. In reality, this is a massively shortsighted and stupid way to engender skepticism and doubt among your subscribers.