From family-friendly to adults-only, Disney+ is shaking things up at the magic kingdom.
Disney has always been known for its family-friendly content. That’s exactly why there was so much confusion regarding the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
The acquisition brought R-rated films such as Deadpool, Alien, and the Kingsman franchises and adult animated series such as Family Guy and Futurama to the family-friendly House of Mouse. So, what was the company going to do with this mature content? According to rumors, the answer lies in Disney+.
According to multiple sources, there is talk in the film industry that Disney+ will be adding an adults-only section to stream Fox and MGM content. Subscribers will have to enter a PIN code in order to access the more mature area of the streaming service, much like the parental controls option on Netflix. This would prevent younger audiences from viewing R-rated content and provide more use for adults subscribing to the streaming service.
I’ve got a BIG scoop for u!— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 18, 2020
I’m hearing #DisneyPlus
is DEFINITELY creating adult section
for #Fox & #Touchstone content!
You’ll need a pin code or something like that to unlock it as a parental control.
I’ll make a video when #Disney officially announces it w/ branding etc! pic.twitter.com/Iw0Aa2CfQS
Hearing interesting reports from sources in the last couple days that Disney is creating essentially a more adult section of Disney+ that will require pin code access. And that's where all of the Fox and MGM content will go moving forward. Including lots of #4K. @thedigitalbits pic.twitter.com/xoDsPn0rUy— Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits) August 19, 2020
Originally, fans thought Disney would use Hulu to stream its R-rated content, but the use of Disney+ makes much more sense. Disney+ has a larger audience than Hulu, including a very sizeable international fanbase. Disney+ is also 100-percent owned by Disney, whereas Hulu is only 67-percent Disney-owned. Therefore, Disney would have to split the proceeds if they used Hulu for its mature content.
If the rumors are true, we can expect to see a lot more content coming to Disney+ in the coming year. Let us know which films you’re excited to see on the streaming service in the comments!