Disney Stock: Buying or Selling their 2019 Blockbusters and Disney+?


Shares of Disney (NYSE: DIS)have languished over the last few years, trailing the market and doing a whole lot of not much — and that’s going to change.

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline explain what’s behind Disney’s troubles and why the company is setting itself up extremely well for the medium and long-term. Learn about what role Disney+ could play for the IP giant, how Disney has improved its strategy on the theme parks side of the business, why a “flop” like Solo isn’t as much of a flop as you might think, where ESPN and ESPN+ fit into the picture, and much more.
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  1. matt k.
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    "I do not make films for children…" – Walt Disney

  2. Rishi Joe Sanu
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Marvel is more valuable than Star Wars to Disney now. Yes, merchandise too

  3. Big Game James
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Excellent "in the weeds" coverage of Disney in general and the stock in particular. I was amazed how many times Dan Kline kept saying the things I have felt, such as ESPN + being somewhat of a Dud and how us sports fans pretty much have to have the regular ESPN on either cable or SLING to avoid having to go to a bar just to watch sports. Also, great points about how Disney is laying the foundation for their Intellectual Property Empire.

  4. David Deters
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    They’re dropping the ball on Star Wars.

  5. Rik Cloesen
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    "If they make a Darth Vader Prequel"?? Is this the one guy on earth who didn't get what the prequels were about?

  6. _ Robbo
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Really enjoyed the insights as to how the consumer may interact with Disney . Although there may not be a huge upside in the short term, looking out 5-10-20 years you just got to believe in the Disney magic.

  7. Sharath
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    So good to put pictures to the voices! Keep them coming!!!

  8. Metacognition88
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Disney is and will be solid for a long time. Buy, ignore the noise and hold for a long time.

  9. Joe Strandell
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Very good take on the state of Disney. One thing that would've been worth mentioning is, "Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past". It's a star wars fan film released on Youtube a month ago. It became a story because Disney copyrighted their music, which sounded similar, but was original. They later retracted that.

    The video is not bad, check it out. It was BIG at the "Youtube box office." In fact, so good that it could become a larger story about intellectual property and where is the line drawn in these types of assets? Perhaps the Solo story could've just been crowdsourced.

  10. Joe Strandell
    July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Dr Brackish Okun??