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As I've been observing Netflix lose streaming rights to more and more Disney content over the years, I've been seeing the writing on the walls and knew it was only a matter of time. Personally, I'll be glad to see access to many of those titles opened back up if I so choose to subscribe, but either way it sure makes me happy I purchased my Disney library over the years. Streaming rights come and go, but physical media is in your home to stay. I'm sure the streaming library will actually be pretty expansive, but you better believe they won't hesitate to shove movies back in the "vault" time and time again so they can do ANOTHER re-release with much fanfare, in a constant push to gain new and old subscribers.
If it comes in at a good price (which it should be if the rumors are true) AND they offer access to their classic collection of cartoons like all the Silly Symphonies, then I'll definitely give it a whirl. Give me the old shorts from the 20s through the 60s, along with the fantastic cartoon series from the 80s/90s (think Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, etc.) then I will DEFINITELY be in. However, if it's nothing but MCU films and lame pre-teen sitcoms a la Hanna Montana that are so prevalent on Disney Channel these days, then I'm out.
Disney actually has a great opportunity to provide a great service that many would be willing to pay for, but they're going to have to give us the content and user experience to really make it successful. Hopefully it will actually be good. We shall see!