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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
17th July, there's a holding page that appears when you search for it on Disney+.
UK
UKnews
Because of you know what 'Frozen II' apparently is going to be rushed onto the platform in the US 'by Easter', not sure whether it'll be similarly provided here.

Certainly by Easter, it’s been available since 14th March. They’re getting ‘Onward’ on Fri 3rd April.


As others have said, no sign of Frozen II getting an early release on Disney+ in the U.K. and ‘Onward’ isn’t even listed yet.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Oh crumbs, I hadn't realised it wasn't there yet. We'd promised the kids could watch it today! Better see how much Sky want for it.

Edit: is £13.99 enough to keep the peace this afternoon? Hmm...
Last edited by thegeek on 28 March 2020 9:52am
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Because of you know what 'Frozen II' apparently is going to be rushed onto the platform in the US 'by Easter', not sure whether it'll be similarly provided here.


Apparently it won't be, due to Sky Movies having the rights.
Sky Cinema. And don't they have the rights to ALL Disney films? Otherwise there's no reason for Sky Cinema Disney's continued existence.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Obviously the issue is they have exclusive rights to the movies for a certain length of time, which is why Frozen 2 and Onward won't be on Disney+ for a few months.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I noticed there's been some UK press articles about the cropped Simpsons on Disney+ now it's launched in the UK:

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/simpsons-disney-plus-aspect-ratio-stream-episodes-complaints-twitter-a9423361.html
https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/25/disney-plus-uk-simpsons-fans-cant-watch-unbearable-changes-12454709/
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/simpsons-disney-loses-iconic-jokes-21767072
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/11258686/the-simpsons-disney-cuts-out-classic-jokes/
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1260875/Disney-plus-the-Simpsons-episodes-changed-aspect-ratio-edited-video
NG
noggin Founding member
JAS84 posted:
Because of you know what 'Frozen II' apparently is going to be rushed onto the platform in the US 'by Easter', not sure whether it'll be similarly provided here.


Apparently it won't be, due to Sky Movies having the rights.
Sky Cinema. And don't they have the rights to ALL Disney films? Otherwise there's no reason for Sky Cinema Disney's continued existence.


There's a difference between having rights and having ALL rights.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Was watching the Imagineering Story over the weekend, or at least the two episodes of it that have been released in the UK so far. Was very interesting but felt far too short, they probably could have used the whole 6 episodes to cover the timespan of the first episode. And all those clips from the 50s and 60s Disneyland TV series just makes me want to see that show on Disney+ even more.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Some cheer tonight .....



JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Still lots of "why would people want black bars, I WANT MY SCREEN FILLED" replies to that tweet though. Is it still 2002?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Still lots of "why would people want black bars, I WANT MY SCREEN FILLED" replies to that tweet though. Is it still 2002?


This is pure lack of education. That's all it can be.
Surprising the number of people who haven't got a damn clue how to set up a widescreen TV for pre-widescreen programming. Thank God for pillarboxing on certain providers is all I can say.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Still lots of "why would people want black bars, I WANT MY SCREEN FILLED" replies to that tweet though. Is it still 2002?


This is pure lack of education. That's all it can be.
Surprising the number of people who haven't got a damn clue how to set up a widescreen TV for pre-widescreen programming. Thank God for pillarboxing on certain providers is all I can say.


Thank god for HD and intergrated digital TVs which take away the 4:3 centre-cut option, otherwise most people would probably still be watching the 4:3 centre cut-out stretched acrossed their screen. During the 00s it was rare to find a person with a 16:9 TV who had it set up properly even for 16:9 content.

Sadly you have Sky HD and Sky Q boxes which force you to watch 4:3 content stretched, unless the channel itself pillarboxes it.

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