The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific unveiled a robust slate of more than 50 domestic and international titles at an event in Singapore on Wednesday. While a few all-new titles were unveiled at the event, the overall package of Asian and international content is increasingly impressive and underpins the recent growth of the Disney+ streaming service in the region.
The 2022 Disney Content Showcase, held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, was unveiled to more than 400 journalists and partners with the company’s senior local management, including Luke Kang, President of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and Carol Choi, Executive Vice President of Strategy. Original content, present.
Japanese director Miike Takashi attended the cast of the Korean-made series “Connect,” along with a host of Korean talents. Similarly, talent teams from Japan and Indonesia were present alongside their performances and an expansion deal with Japan’s Kodansha was revealed.
The world titles, which were first introduced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, were on display at the event. Among them are “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, “The Marvels”, “Secret Invasion”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, “Loki” Season 2And the “Wish”, “Iwaju”, “Win or Lose”, “Elio”, “Inside Out 2”, “Haunted Mansion”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Snow White”, “Mufasa: The Lion King”, “Peter Pan & Wendy,” “The Mandalorian” Season 3, “Ahsoka,” “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 2, “Star Wars Visions” Season 2, “The Acolyte,” and “Indiana Jones 5.”
Peter Sohn provided a detailed trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated film “Elemental.”
The audience’s biggest cheers were dedicated to James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which showed about 15 minutes of footage. The big budget title recently received permission for a theatrical release in China.
Featured Japanese titles include “Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc,” “Gannibal,” “Dragons of Wonderhatch,” and “House of the Owl.” From Australia and New Zealand, highlights included “The Artful Dodger”, “The Clearing” and “Last Days of the Space Age”.
“Our ambition is that stories from the Asia-Pacific region will be a mainstay for the next 100 years,” Choi said. “APAC-curated content is a key part of the unparalleled storytelling and creative excellence that The Walt Disney Company is known for, and we look forward to further showcasing storytelling excellence from the region on the world stage.”