In an impressive bit of pre-launch marketing, Disney today announced basically every movie and TV show coming to its upcoming streaming service Disney+ by way of a massive Twitter thread. The thread, which was posted in chronological order starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, reveals not just Disney’s best-known titles but also its long tail of cult classics, flops, oddities, and other lesser-known films.
To date, Disney has advertised the extensive catalog coming to Disney+, which launches on November 12, by highlighting the top titles from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, NatGeo, and more.
It has also touted its dozens of upcoming original productions like The Mandalorian, a Lady and the Tramp remake, a Rogue One prequel, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many others.
But today’s Twitter thread is a reminder that Disney’s back catalog goes deep.
For every Disney animation classic, there’s a crappy direct-to-video sequel, like Belle’s Magical World, for example. There are the cheesy 80’s TV shows. There are the And while Pixar may have spun Toy Story into one of its best-known franchises, it also produced the broadly panned Cars 2.
Then there are the titles that you may have forgotten — or never knew existed in the first place — from Meet the Deedles to Zenon Girl of the 21st Century to Fuzzbucket to The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes to that movie about the country bears.
For anyone who grew up on Disney, the list is a nostalgic look back at not just the studio’s hits, but also the titles that had quickly faded from your memory, or those that even make you cringe.
While most streaming services today round out their catalog lineup with less popular content in order to claim a larger number of total titles available, they don’t tend to promote their B movies and crappy TV shows in any of their marketing or advertising, for obvious reasons.
Disney’s approach, by comparison, is refreshingly transparent.
While you may never have watched The Biscuit Eater or Justin Morgan Had a Horse or The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and may never care to, Disney+ is at least letting you know what sort of filler content comes with your $6.99 per month subscription.
As you scroll your way down through one of the biggest tweetstorms ever, you’ll likely come across a few niche titles that appeal to you, despite not being the stuff of headlines. And since each title gets its own tweet, you can let everyone know exactly how excited you are for The Cat from Outer Space, or anything else that strikes you.
Disney+ is available for pre-order ahead of its Nov. 12 launch.