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Today, news broke courtesy Streamr that Disney is running a survey investigating the low viewership in their criminally underrated, most superior original series - Big Shot (2021). Big Shot's finale aired today but you probably wouldn't know that. One of the questions the survey asks is whether people would have watched more episodes if it had been available in a binge format. This is where I step in once more and reiterate what I've been shouting at the moon since earlier this year. People don't watch Disney+ series because Disney+ is not seen as a destination for TV.
On August 23, 2019, the internet exploded (along with the Anaheim Convention Center) at the news - Lizzie McGuire reboot coming to Disney+ - for her now grown-up fans! Of all the originals announced for Disney+, Lizzie's received the most fanfare. It was the most talked about new series, the most covered, and the one Millennials were most excited about. When Disney made the bewildering decision early 2020 to part ways with original creator Terri Minsky mid-production and then pause production entirely, fans felt cheated.
Book adaptions are a natural thing in Hollywood some of them turn out to be great critical and commercial successes (see Lord Of The Rings (1954) and Harry Potter(1997) whilst others are critical and commercial flops (see Percy Jackson (2005) and Artemis Fowl (2001). Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes a plethora of titles so let’s take a look at the original IPs published by Disney Publishing Worldwide which aren’t based on their pre-existing IPs.