Seth McFarlane’s development deal with FOX expired in the middle of last year so it should be no surprise that he’s been able to shop around Hollywood for the best that studios are willing to offer him. This new deal with NBCU covers everything the talented former-animator comes up with over the next five years.
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So, a brilliant idea… Millennials are addicted to their phones, they’ve got a short attention span, let’s feed them bite-sized series, since they’re UNDERSERVED!
Former DreamWorks animation head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg is back with a service that essentially attempts to reinvent YouTube but without the ‘free’ part that made Google’s juggernaut such a success in the first place.
The BBC has all the details if you’re interested, but you’ll probably want to read Bob Lefsetz’s opinion instead which is filled with nuggets such as the one above.
My personal take is that this is ten years too late and offers a business model that is already out of date. YouTube pivoted towards paid subscriptions because although millennials love the platform, Netflix give them the high-quality, algorithm-driven content they crave. Can you see a major hit coming out of this?
Disney are no strangers to cutting themes from their content that it no longer politically correct and although Disney+ films have a disclaimer in front of them, they many ways that they’ve been cut up and edited over the years means you may not be getting the original films you think you are.
Some of you may remember just a few years ago when the number of animated features being released barely met the requirements for the best animated feature to even be awarded, but thankfully times have changed for the better.