For decades the terms “innovation” and “Disney” have been spoken together by critics and investors. If it is a new technique in storytelling, process innovation at a theme park, animation innovations, Disney is at the heart of the discussion. This week, one of the readings is Six Reasons Why Disney Fans Should Be Worried. This article spotlights one of the dilemmas Disney is now facing.
Does success in streaming (Disney+) translate in practical terms to abandoning innovation in filmed entertainment products? Has Disney become so driven to satisfy investors that the quality and interest in their products is being sacrificed to compete with Netflix and other streaming services? Has the innovation of the past being sacrificed at the altar of a fast ROI?