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EP 363: Disney Plus Reviews - The Mandalorian & WILLOW
On Episode 363 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe take on Disney Plus! Reviews of The Mandalorian and the 90s classic Ron Howard fill, outta the Disney vault, WILLOW.
On November 12, 2019 Disney launched its highly anticipated streaming service, Disney Plus. Over 10 million users signed up for the service on its first day--far more than Disney had anticipated. Disney quickly scrambled to fix playback issues, reports of which flooded social media. In addition to the enormous Disney library, now exclusively on the service, The Mandalorian, a spinoff series in the Star Wars saga created by Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK), debuted the day of the launch. The Mandalorian returns Star Wars to its space western origins. The series stars Pedor Pascal (Game of Thrones) as the title character, Carl Weathers aka Apollo Creed (ROCKY), Nick Nolte, Kyle Pasek, Brendan Wayne, Gina Carano. Jon Favreau writes several episodes and serves as as creator, head writer, showrunner, and co-executive producer, alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Prominent directors including Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNORAK) were brought to direct episodes. There are 10 episodes in Season One with a reported total budget of $100 million.
Out of the Disney vault and available exclusively on Disney Plus is the 1988 fantasy/adventure film WILLOW, from Executive Producer George Lucas, Directed by Ron Howard, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Kevin Pollack and Rick Overton. Willow, (Davis) must embark on a treacherous quest after his children find a special baby by the river bank. Pursued by an evil queen and her thugs, Willow must rely on a reluctant swordsman (Kilmer) and others to help him protect the baby.
WILLOW was nominated for two Academy Awards including Sound Effects and Visual Effects. The filmed earned $57 million at the North American box office and over $110 million worldwide. Anticipated to be a blockbuster, its theatrical performance was a disappointment. Word of mouth and a rising cult following helped WILLOW turn a profit due to strong international, home video, and television sales. The film disappeared from streaming and television distribution for years until Disney Plus brought it out of the vault.
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