Disney as a company is a global media conglomerate on the brink. Once a beloved animation studio, it’s gone on to purchase major intellectual properties to expand its reach. But in the last year, the company has experienced significant financial losses in almost every area of media it reaches: streaming, theatrical, and its theme parks. This video essay breaks down Disney’s situation from its small scale beginnings to the present.
0:00 – The fall of an empire 1:44 – Record losses and other disasters 03:48 – Skillshare 04:56 – History of Disney 05:50 – The Pixar purchase 06:59 – The Marvel purchase 08:19 – The LucasFilm purchase 09:28 – Spider-man and 20th Century Fox 11:32 – Start of the decline 12:55 – LucasFilm: Deconstructed 14:22 – Marvel: More, more, MORE 15:31 – Pixar: A victim of Disney+ 16:35 – Live-action remakes: they’re terrible 17:01 – Price gouging theme parks 17:50 – How’d they let all this happen? 19:11 – Fighting with the fans
Disney’s current state is more concerning than previously imagined. The corporation’s business model is faltering, leading to questions about the sustainability of Disney’s legacy. This ongoing downturn is the reason for the prevalent negative perceptions about Disney. The company is now facing financial difficulties, enduring a decrease in stock value and grappling to generate substantial profits. This downward spiral is primarily attributed to Disney’s recent shift towards more socially progressive narratives. We are witnessing an impending crisis within Disney’s business sphere. This video will provide an in-depth examination of the plunge in Disney’s stock value, future predictions for the stock market, and reasons behind Disney’s faltering revenue stream.