Wednesdays have officially become the new Fridays on Disney +.
Not long after Marvel Loki became the most watched premiere of the streaming platform, Disney has decided to change all the launch dates of the original series from Friday to Wednesday. The change will take effect in July, and the premieres of various shows will be moved to new dates. As such, Monsters at work will go from July 2 to July 07while the live action comedy Turner and Hooch will fill from July 16 until July 21.
Sources close to the platform say the change will better serve the greater amount of original content coming to Disney +. Plus, since the new way of doing things applies to original content, that means you can expect other Marvel and Star Wars-related content to follow suit. The change also means that Disney will no longer have to challenge Netflix for Friday’s screen time. As you know, Netflix has a habit of removing entire seasons of new content for bingeing purposes. By moving original content to Wednesdays, Disney can avoid splitting viewer time with the competition.
Another angle to consider is that by switching to Wednesdays, Disney no longer needs to compete with Friday theatrical releases when releasing new and original content. This wasn’t necessarily a problem when the vast majority of theaters were closed during the pandemic, but now that theaters are opening it, it’s a safe consideration.
Here’s the updated list of release date changes:
– Monsters at work from July 2 to July 7
– Turner and Hooch from July 16 to July 21
– Behind the Attraction from July 16 to July 21
– Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life from July 23 to July 28
– Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts from July 30 to July 28
– The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse lot 2 from July 30 to July 28
– Growing animal from August 20 to 18
– Short circuit second season from July 30 to August 4
Are you okay with getting your original Disney + content on Wednesdays from now on, or were you happy with the show on Fridays? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.