Disney has confirmed that their upcoming streaming service Disney+ will not offer users R-rated content. At this past weekend’s D23 Expo, a rep for the streaming service revealed Disney+ will only provide content that is “PG-13 or softer.”
Disney+ has been a hot-button topic over the past week. Especially since Disney revealed many of the service’s upcoming original series and movies this past weekend at D23 Expo, and in all the news about Disney+’s content, it seems one big piece of information might have gone under the radar. Specifically, a Tweet by reporter Eric Vespe discusses that Disney+ will be much more family oriented than many might have guessed initially.
I asked about R-rated content, if any of Fox’s more adult fare will make it on to Disney+ and he said that Disney+ will all be PG-13 or softer. I wonder if this will be their weakness that other streaming services can exploit.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) August 24, 2019
In the Tweet, Vespe shared that when he asked about R-rated content on the service, one of the company’s on-hand reps. Specifically, if Fox’s more adult-focused content would make it onto the service, he was met with the response that all of the service’s content would be “PG-13 or softer.”
Disney has revealed that Fox-owned properties will be appearing on the new streaming service, including all of “The Simpsons” episodes, “The Princess Bride,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” However, it seems R-rated properties such as “Deadpool,” “Alien,” and the “Kingsman” franchises will never have a place on Disney+.
As of now, there have not been any R-rated movies produced under the Disney name. However, the company’s Touchstone Pictures title has released several R-rated films, including “Pretty Woman” and “Enemy of the State.” However, these films will also not be a part of the new company’s content offerings.
Disney+ is set to launch later this year on November 12. Here’s a hands-on demo of the new service in action.
What are your thoughts on Disney+ not carrying any of Fox’s or Disney’s R-rated and more adult-oriented content? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Eric Vespe