New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Small Screen Specials, Series and Direct-To-Video
Post Reply
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 5660
Joined: October 23rd, 2004
Location: SaskaTOON, Canada

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Randall » June 15th, 2020, 9:42 am

Funny you mention the casting, because Fowl switched everything around.

Judi Dench plays a male character, with a gravelly voice (why hire her and then give her a ridiculous voice...?) A black guy plays a Japanese guy. A white gal plays a brown gal. The dad is around, and the mom is dead, just basically the opposite of the book.

And... making Artemis not a criminal mastermind erases the one thing that made the book unique to start with. But, in a ridiculous added line at the end, he declares himself a criminal mastermind anyway, even though he has only been presented as a smart, snotty kid.

The rights were bought for a recognizable name, but no one seemed too interested in actually presenting the book, except in the bare sketches of its plot.

That's Hollywood for ya.

Also, though I found Cinderella boring, Branagh did do a good job presenting Thor to the world. Fowl is such a mess in its editing and presentation that executive interference seems to be the more likely cuplrit in determining just why Fowl is as foul as it is.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 785
Joined: July 9th, 2008
Location: Australia

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Bill1978 » June 15th, 2020, 4:14 pm

EricJ wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 8:33 am

is one of the LEAST suspenseful twists since we thought Chancellor Palpatine "sort of sounded like" the Emperor?)
That was supposed to be a twist? I thought we were meant to understand that the Chancellor would eventually become the Emperor and that we would see that happen during the trilogy. I mean they shared the same last name and played by the same actor.

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19457
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Ben » June 15th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Yeah. Totally not a twist.

I was more surprised when that nice little "yippee" kid turned into the big bad dude! ;)

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 3495
Joined: September 27th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by EricJ » June 15th, 2020, 7:25 pm

Randall wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 9:42 am
Also, though I found Cinderella boring, Branagh did do a good job presenting Thor to the world. Fowl is such a mess in its editing and presentation that executive interference seems to be the more likely cuplrit in determining just why Fowl is as foul as it is.
And actually, Branagh's "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" isn't too bad, really--It was savaged for not following in Francis Coppola's "Dracula" footsteps, but there was one obligatory scene where Branagh tried to copy Coppola's "artsy" Dracula style, and it doesn't work. He's better off just doing his fun all-in set-design opulence.
(And I should probably look up his "Murder on the Orient Express" out of idle curiosity, but beware his messy "Sleuth".)

Disney felt Fowl was "their" private pot of gold, since the book came out from Hyperion, but as a Potter knockoff, it's almost a decade too late to the party. Not that that's going to help D+'s hopes of reviving Fox's Percy Jackson, either.

AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 7263
Joined: October 16th, 2004
Contact:

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by James » June 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Want something really fun from Branagh? Check out Dead Again.

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19457
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Ben » June 16th, 2020, 4:31 am

That doesn’t make much sense either! ;)

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 771
Joined: October 18th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by gaastra » June 19th, 2020, 10:40 am

Jungle book Live Action (last one)
Fantastic four (2015)
Dairy of a Wimpy kid dog days
Tinkerbell and the pirate fairy
101 dalmatians 90s cartoon
Big sur
Egypts treasure guardians
muppet babies play date s1

canada also gets---
goldie and bear
toy story of terror
toy story that time forgot

have been added.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 771
Joined: October 18th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by gaastra » June 26th, 2020, 7:38 am

More disneyland episodes, a marval film, among others this week. Still no stitch spin-offs, muppet show, house of mouse or 80s hulk cartoon yet.


Avengers infinity war
Into the unknown: making of frozen 2
Tarzan
Tarzan 2
Ant farm s1-s3
Disneyland episode: man in space
Disneyland episode: mars and beyond
PJ masks s3
Ravens home s3

Have been added.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 5740
Joined: September 1st, 2006

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Daniel » June 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Today would've been the perfect day to release more Stitch. 626 day! :mrgreen:

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 771
Joined: October 18th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by gaastra » June 26th, 2020, 5:31 pm

The roger rabbit shorts and brave little tailor mickey mouse short are no longer hidden in the extras. They are now in the shorts section! The cat and the king is still stuck in the mary poppins extra page however.

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19457
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Ben » June 26th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Infinity War, really? Here in the UK we’ve had War and Endgame at least a month now.

Looking forward to the Unknown series...but still need to watch FII...!!

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 5740
Joined: September 1st, 2006

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Daniel » June 27th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Blimey, you sure are taking your sweet time. :lol:

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 771
Joined: October 18th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by gaastra » June 27th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Netflix had the Infinity War rights till now in america. Yes endgame was on disney plus but not the movie that was right before it. In fact all those disney films (tarzan, tinkerbell) were on netflix.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 771
Joined: October 18th, 2007

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by gaastra » July 3rd, 2020, 7:42 am

Added today---

Hamilton
Hamilton In depth with kelly carter
The big green
While you were sleeping (returning movie)
Mighty ducks (2 and 3 are on hbo max)
Race to witch mountain (still no chase to witch mountain. The third movie)
Animal ER s1 and s2
Dairy of a wimpy kid Rodrick rules
Ice age collision course
Ice road rescue s1 to s4
Brave little tailor glitch has been fixed.

All added.

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19457
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Post by Ben » July 3rd, 2020, 1:07 pm

They should retitle one of those to While You Were Streaming... ;)

On Witch Mountain, to be fair, it’s only two movies, a TV movie and a remake. It’s not like all four outings are part of the same timeline or universe. :)

Post Reply