Ursula to Cruella. Hades to Maleficient. Scar to Captain Hook.
Most of what Disney touches and creates turns to gold. And now that are jacking (possibly improving) our childhood memories with a spree of live-action remakes and destroying other memories by ridding Netflix of any remnant of its purchased comic book company, they are doing something that may be worth interest in its streaming service, Disney+, once and for all.
The Mouse has announced it will deliver Book of Enchantment to its new lollapalooza Disney Plus, a Disney villains TV show.
Think about any old-school single-screen animation movie. Today’s computer animation. And all those instant classics from Pixar. It could be argued the villains created by Disney are more popular and beloved than the heroes.
For every Aladdin, there’s an evil Jafar. For every Woody, there’s a mischievous Sid. And for every Cinderella, there’s an old hag Lady Tremaine. Regardless of the decade, kids have grown up with Disney villains, and now they all have a home of their own.
THR shares the direct to consumer TV network is going all-in with this new idea.
Adapted from author Serena Valentino’s book series spotlighting Disney villains like the Beast, Ursula and the witch from Snow White, the drama, which has been in the works for months, will be penned by Michael Seitzman (Quantico, Code Black).
Of course, Disney+ wants to compete against the big boys of streaming in Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. It seems giving the audience what they want (and taking away other things they want) positions the Mouse to be well on its way.
Enchantment will be added to other announced original programs, Loki and the other follows the adventures of Rogue One’s Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). Cool to one. Meh to the other. But this? Nerds may be considering a new monthly purchase very soon.