This week, we were given more insights into what we can expect with the original content coming to Disney+. Looking at the lineup, a question comes to mind: Are we about to experience the next Disney Renaissance?
What was the Disney Renaissance?
For the Disniacs who need clarification, the “Disney Renaissance” refers to a point in Disney Cinematic history which began with the release of “The Little Mermaid” in 1989 and supposedly ended with the release of “Tarzan,” in 1999. This was the decade where we were treated to treasures like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Pochahontas,” “Mulan,” and “The Lion King.”
But Disney Channel was also going through its own golden age at this same time. The 90s witnessed the launch of The Disney Afternoon with unforgettable shows like “Ducktales,” “Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers,” “Darkwing Duck,” “Talespin.” These were followed by “Goof Troop,” and “Bonkers,” But we also saw the Disney Renaissance movies being incorporated with the “Aladdin,” and “Little Mermaid” TV series.
Disney+ Returns Focus to Real Disney
Yes, there will be several non-Disney options on Disney+ but, there is a focus back on true Disney material. Once again, we have TV shows that will bring us into the Disney parks from The Rock’s new show to the reality TV show about Disney Weddings. We are getting access to the great TV shows of our childhoods, and new additions of the same vein like “Monsters at Work.” It also looks like the Sitcom domination is finally coming to an end.
Disney+ is Revitalizing Classic Disney Television
When you look at this Disney-focused content coming out of Disney+, you realize that we are seeing a rebirth of Classic Disney Television. When Disney TV was in its infancy as “The Wonderful World of Disney” and Disney’s “Wonderful World of Color,” it was a way to spread the Disney name, advertise the Disney parks, and educate the world. Disney+ will allow us to continuously expand upon this with original content like never before. After so much focus was put to original TV shows and movies, this is a welcome change.
What do you think? Are you optimistic about Disney+’s original content? Let us know in the comments.