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Disney Execs Reportedly Differing On Whether to Add More Adult-Oriented Content To Disney+

November 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Disney+ has thus far been kept family-friendly, but there is reportedly disagreement over whether to add more adult-oriented content to the service. Puck reports that Disney’s executives have been discussing whether to add more content targeted toward adult consumers to the platform and that executive Bob Iger wants it to stay focused on family material, while Disney CEO Bob Chapek wants to expand the offerings.

The reported discussion comes as Disney revealed a slowdown of subscriptions to the service in their Q3 financial results. There has been a lot of discussion among outlets whether the service has been limiting itself by staying focused on Star Wars and MCU content, especially when the studio has libraries from studios like 20th Century (the former 20th Century Fox), Searchlight, Touchstone Pictures and others. Among the less family-friendly franchises Disney has access to are the Alien and Predator franchises, Die Hard, Kingsman, and Deadpool.

Some international markets have seen Disney add the Star service to Disney+, which features content more aimed at adults. In the US, most of that content has made its way to Hulu or been licensed out to other services. Disney+ has 118.1 million subscribers to date.

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