Disney+ News and January Releases

Disney+ January Releases

January 4
Locked Up Abroad (S12)
Lost Treasures of Egypt (S4)
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (S2)
National Treasure: Edge of History: Episode 5 – “Bad Romance” *Disney+ Original
Primal Survivor: Over the Andes (S1)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: 2-Episode Season 2 Premiere: Episode 201 – “Spoils of War” & Episode 202 – “Ruins of War” *Disney+ Original
The Boonies (S1)
Underworld, Inc. (S1, S2)
Willow: Episode 7 *Disney+ Original

January 6
Strangest Bird Alive

January 11
Airport Security (S4, S5, S6, S7, S8)
Best in Bridal (S1)
Bride & Prejudice (S1)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (S5, S6)
Chasing Waves: All Episodes Streaming *Disney+ Original
Evil Genius (S1)
Gina Yei: All Episodes Streaming *Disney+ Original
My Ghost Story (S1)
National Treasure: Edge of History: Episode 6 – “Frenemies” *Disney+ Original
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 203 – “The Solitary Clone” *Disney+ Original
SuperKitties (S1, 11 episodes)
Willow: Episode 8 *Disney+ Original

January 18
Chibi Tiny Tales (Shorts) (S3, 14 episodes)
Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Funhouse (S2, 5 episodes)
King Shakir Recycle: Premiere *Disney+ Original
Me & Mickey (Shorts) (S1, 20 episodes)
National Treasure: Edge of History: Episode 7 – “Point of No Return” *Disney+ Original
Night Stalkers (S1)
Secret Life of Predators (S1)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 204 – “Faster” *Disney+ Original

January 20
Ocean’s Breath

January 25
Bloody Tales of Europe (S1)
Dino Ranch (S2, 6 episodes)
Hacking the System (S1)
Mila in the Multiverse: Premiere *Disney+ Original
National Treasure: Edge of History: Episode 8 – “Family Tree” *Disney+ Original
Riding Britain’s Railways (S1)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 205 – “Entombed” *Disney+ Original

January 27
American Blackout
Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes
T. Rex Autopsy

Less is More in 2023?

It’s the kind of news you don’t bring attention to. According to, and buried in the Disney Annual Report, Disney+ will reduce both film and streaming releases in 2023 despite Disney+’s growth reaching 164 million subscribers. Disney claims the streaming service is operating at a loss. The announcement to scale back is a direct result of Disney’s 2022 losses in their direct-to-consumer segment alone equalling a whopping $1,000,000,000. To be fair the third-quarter earnings report indicated that the direct-to-consumer segment also included Hulu and ESPN, however, the report made a point of stating the losses were higher at Disney+. 

Some may blame a failing woke agenda. That is not true, or at least has little impact on streaming. The reason is simply a cost analysis versus return. The amount of content at the current cost is not sustainable let alone profitable. The company must both learn to produce content at a lower cost, and produce less to achieve a profitable product in Disney+.  It’s the same conundrum that Netflix and other services have faced in recent years. 

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