Top essential films to watch today on Disney + Ecuador

The first film screening in history took place on December 28, 1895 in Paris, a historic event that was witnessed by 35 people and was directed by the Lumière brothers. In the new millennium, far away from that time, the way of making and watching movies has been totally transformed, proof of this is Disney+.

In comparison, now it is not necessary to go to a square or to the cinema to enjoy the filmsbecause with the advancement of technology and the arrival of streaming platforms there have been many advantages that movie lovers have obtained, like the fact of enjoying diverse plots and genres within reach of a click And no need to wonder how to download a video from Facebook.

Currently there are not only 500 one-minute movies available, as in those days, but Disney+ and its competitors have a extensive catalog of productions, so the dilemma now is which titles to watch.

However, in this wave of novelties there are films that have managed to stand out and position themselves in the public’s taste. Then we leave you the list of the most popular of Disney+ Ecuador.

1. Thor: Love and Thunder

The God of Thunder embarks on a journey unlike anything he has faced before: a search for inner peace. But Thor’s retreat is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the Butcher of Gods. To deal with the threat, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster who, to Thor’s surprise, wields her magical hammer Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a cosmic adventure in which they will have to unravel the mystery of the Butcher of Gods’ revenge and stop him before it’s too late.

two. Pinocchio

An old man named Geppetto makes a wooden puppet which he names Pinocchio, hoping it will turn into a real boy. The Blue Fairy makes his wish come true and brings Pinocchio to life, but keeps his wooden body. Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s conscience, will have to advise him to stay away from difficult or dangerous situations until the doll becomes a flesh and blood child.

3. Charm

“Encanto” tells the story of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family that lives in a magical house in a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia hidden in an “Encanto”. The magic of Charm has blessed each child in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal. Everyone except Mirabel, who wants to be as special as the rest of her family. But when the magic surrounding the Enchantment is in jeopardy, Mirabel decides that she, the only Madrigal without any unique gifts, may be the only hope for her exceptional family.

Four. Lightyear

Trapped on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth with his commander and crew, Buzz Lightyear tries to find a way home through space and time. But the arrival of Zurg, a commanding presence with a ruthless robot army and a mysterious agenda, further complicates matters and puts the mission in jeopardy.

5. Net

Mei Lee, a slightly awkward but confident 13-year-old girl, is torn between being the obedient daughter her mother wants her to be and the chaos of adolescence. Ming, her protector and slightly demanding mother, is never separated from her, which is an undesirable situation for a teenager. And if the changes in her life and her body weren’t enough, every time she gets too excited (which she does pretty much all the time), she turns into a giant red panda.

6. BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA

The city of Los Angeles turns purple as BTS’s “Permission to Dance” concert arrives at SoFi stadium for the first time in two years. In a stadium that radiates anticipation and joy, wonderful performances from “On” to “Permission to Dance” grace the stage now brought to life on screen. Let’s unite again thanks to the power of music.

7. Coconut

Miguel is a young man with the dream of becoming a music legend despite his family’s prohibition. His passion will lead him to enter the “Land of the Dead” to learn about his true family legacy.

8. Pinocchio

An old man named Geppetto makes a wooden puppet which he names Pinocchio, hoping it will turn into a real boy. The Blue Fairy makes his wish come true and brings Pinocchio to life, but keeps his wooden body. Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s conscience, will have to advise him to stay away from difficult or dangerous situations until the doll becomes a flesh and blood child.

9. The Lion King

The African savannah is the setting for the adventures of Simba, a little lion who is the heir to the throne. However, he is forced into exile after being unjustly accused of the death of his father. During his banishment, he will make good friends and eventually return to retrieve what is rightfully his.

10. Enchanted: Giselle’s Story

It narrates the odyssey that the beautiful princess Giselle (Amy Adams) must live, who is transported by a spell of the evil queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) from her magical world to the modern and chaotic current Manhattan. Immersed in an environment where “they were happy and ate partridges” doesn’t work, Giselle wanders through a chaotic world in dire need of a few spells. But Giselle falls in love with a charming but far from perfect divorced lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who decides to help her. Despite the fact that in her world she is betrothed to the fairy tale prince (James Marsden), the young princess will ask herself the following question: Does her vision of her ideal love have a future in the real world?

*Some titles may be repeated in the ranking because they are different episodes or seasons, and they may not have a description because the platform does not provide them.

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Disney, new king of streaming

With its platform that offers original movies and series, Disney + seeks to compete with Netflix. (Infobae File)

Disney+ is a streaming platform which is owned by The Walt Disney Company and which offers its subscribers a wide catalog of movies, series, documentaries, among other multimedia products that have been released under the studios Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star, National Geographic, among others.

The service was officially launched on November 12, 2019 in the United States and Canada, later expanding to the Netherlands and Spain. It was not until the end of 2020 that the platform finally reached Latin America and the Caribbean, with the exception of Cuba.

According to the last cut made on August 10, 2022, the streaming service It has around 221.1 million users worldwide, surpassing for the first time its biggest rival: Netflixwhich has remained at 220.67 million users.

The total number of users recorded by Disney + (152 million) also refers to its Hulu service (46.2 million) and ESPN (22.8 million). In contrast, Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in its last balance and is expected to drop two million more.

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The major streaming companies compete to be number one. (Illustration: Anayeli Tapia)

However, his reign in the world of streaming it might not last long due to the announcement about their new payment planssince the company contemplates a new premium package for which more must be paid after the arrival of a new modality that contemplates advertising.

As background, at the end of 2015 Disney launched its DisneyLife service in the United Kingdom, but as a result of the launch of Disney+ the service was suspended.

At the time of its launch there was talk that the platform seeks to host 500 movies and 7,000 episodes of programs or television series; In addition, the launch of four original films and five television programs was contemplated, which was seen with the launch of The Mandalorian series, which cost close to 100 million dollars.

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