Disney Gets Fox Movie Remakes HuluESPN Bundle

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars’ Grenade-Shaped Coke Bottles Banned From FlightsDisney Remasters Classic ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King̵… With films like Captain Marvel, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Avengers: Endgame, Disney has already broken the record for most money earned in theaters. And that’s not counting the extra couple billion they’ll make from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this holiday. It’s a scary amount of money, and the Mouse is currently investing much of it in the upcoming Disney+. After all, what better way to make even more cash than with a huge base of streaming TV service providers.From new Marvel and Star Wars shows to back catalogs of classic Fox sitcoms, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect when Disney+ launches this November. But more and more details will surely come out as marketing ramps up. Case in point, thanks to Variety we just learned about an enticing new bundle deal for the service as well as some more remakes on tap.Disney owns more streaming services than just Disney+. Much of its tech is based on work done for sports streaming service ESPN+. And after buying Fox Disney consolidated its hold on Hulu. So starting this November you can now buy a bundle featuring all three of these services for $12.99 per month. That’s cheaper than buying each individually for $17.99, and crucially that’s the same price as a standard Netflix plan but with theoretically more content.There are some catches. This version of Hulu has ads and your choice of live sports over ESPN is more limited. But still, this deal sounds so good many don’t expect it to last. They think it’s just a stunt to lure in customers and then once they’re hooked prices will jump dramatically, just like with Netflix. We wouldn’t be shocked if that ends up being the case, but might as well enjoy the good price while you can.And what kind of new content can we expect with this bundle? After remaking many of its own classic films, Disney is now turning to beloved Fox movies it now owns. Remakes of Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen (which was already a remake), and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid are all slated for Disney+. Here’s hoping they use the de-aging tech in The Irishman so Joe Pesci can come back.For more on streaming check out rival services like HBO Max and whatever NBC is up to, and learn about the larger streaming war on our sister site PCMag.com.last_img read more

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