Disney is the company too powerful

The downfall of creativity

However, such a monopoly is never good, especially in a creative industry like entertainment. Especially since Disney has made a name for itself in the last few years by taking advantage of its market. For example, the group is forcing cinema operators to pay higher fees for Disney films, which at the same time are dependent on the audience that attracts the Disney films to the cinemas. There has never been such a dependency on a single studio and it carries numerous dangers. Many people associate the name Disney with happy childhood memories of glorious cartoons such as "The Lion King" or "The Jungle Book". This magic, which Walt Disney once stood for, is nowhere to be seen. At the latest after the flops of expensive Disney blockbusters like "John Carter" and "The Lone Ranger", Disney plays it safe. In addition to two to three films a year from the MCU, new "Star Wars" films and Pixar sequels such as "Toy Story 4", Disney has recently found another gold mine: to reissue the old cartoon classics as real-life films. Disney started with this in 2010, when they celebrated a great success with "Alice in Wonderland". In 2019 alone there will be four real-life films in the cinemas: "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" have already grossed over a billion dollars at the box office, although the latter in particular copied many scenes of the original 1: 1 and thus even the makers of the animation Version against himself. In addition, Disney's only flop hit the cinemas with "Dumbo", while "Maleficent 2" is still to start in October. The former film magic has become pure profit maximization and that is a more than worrying development. Films like "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", which are not based on any template or franchise, have become an absolute rarity, as the other major studios are also desperately trying to build a successful MCU-style franchise. As a result, there seems to be no room for creative ideas in Hollywood, which is why many directors such as Nicolas Winding Refn ("Too Old to Die Young") and even old master Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman") carry their projects to streaming services like Netflix, which the Seem to be the only ones who are actually still ready to take a risk. Another problem are the creative limitations: Disney does not seem to have any place for small tidbits; instead, more or less all films follow the same pattern. The films have to be suitable for families, which is why "Deadpool 3" will probably go to the start without an R-Rating, the films must not contain any serious or sensitive topics, which could cause difficulties for Taika Waititi's Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit", and there are a strict smoking and sex ban for all Disney films. Those responsible are too afraid of damage to the image of the family-friendly company. Worse still, Disney + will be a family-only platform. There will be no content that is aimed at an adult audience. The mouse company simply doesn't seem to have a place for diversity. All the more one must hope that Disney does not also dominate the streaming market, otherwise Hollywood can finally sign its creative declaration of bankruptcy.