Like you might know by now, I’m a huge Disney geek, but I’ve also been a huge Marvel fan.
Ever since the 90s when the spider-man animated adventures came out and the amazing X-men animated adventures, I’ve been a marvelite. Every Saturday morning I was glued to the television to see the new adventures. I equally loved Ducktales and Darkwing Duck, so every Saturday morning was animated adventures time.
Now 23 years later I’m still, and maybe even more in love with everything Disney and Marvel. So you can imagine 12 years ago when Disney bought the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) that I was very excited! But when they started out I wasn’t that excited to hear which heroes they chose. But when I saw the movies, my God! It scratched the same itch that Disney did!
And I’m not the only one that has the feeling that my itch for epic movies got scratched. Marvel films often pass the one billion mark in global sales. That is completely nuts!
Disney knows how to market their products, and they do it well!
So why is Disney still seen as just for kids? Why is marvel so much cooler for adults?
I blame it on Frozen. Frozen is a master piece in every way that you can imagine. It also made a buttload of money. YouTube got flooded by Frozen cover songs because of Let it go. It’s almost as if Disney killed their adult franchise with Frozen, or maybe we the fans did that to ourselves.
Although Disney is a niche, it is wildly popular with people. Coco from Disney/Pixar was seen as another master piece. I cried during the whole movie, it touched me in such delightful ways!
When I saw inside out I cried before the movie even started. When that beautiful song Lava started playing I cried my eyes out. During the movie I recognized to much of my childhood that I kept crying. Take note, I’m a grown ass man and it made me feel like a little kid again.
But this is why I think that Disney is doing the whole live action route. We, as Disney Adults, get to rediscover our love for their stories. Rediscover our childhoods.
Why would you want tobe cooler than Marvel? Disney has their own super powered characters, but marvel has the action.
So is Marvel cooler than Disney? In my opinion yes, but I’d choose Disney over Marvel any day of the week!
What is your opinion? Let me know down in the comments!