Rumored: Disney Will No Longer Release Films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray. The internet has been abuzz with news that Disney has internally decided to stop releasing future titles on physical 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray copies and will switch to a digital only platform for 4k versions of shows and films. It is currently unknown if Disney will also be stepping away from standard DVD copies of their content in the near future.
Scooper, Bill Hunt, from thedigitalbits.com, was the first notable “source” to seek answers after rumors began to spread online, stating, “Early last week, I started to receive word from retail and industry sources that Disney had made an internal decision to suspend the 4K Ultra HD release of live action catalog titles from both their own vaults and those of their newly acquired 20th Century Fox label. In essence, my sources said, beyond new release theatrical titles, animated fare from Disney and Pixar, or Star Wars and Marvel-related projects, there were no plans at the studio going forward to release titles on physical 4K Ultra HD—future releases would be 4K Digital only.” Hunt continued, “The rumor began to leak elsewhere online last weekend, so readers understandably started asking me about it. But that’s a fairly significant piece of news, so I wanted to take my time in trying to get to the bottom of it before commenting. And that’s exactly what I’ve spent much of this past week doing. As such, I’ve now checked with multiple reliable sources on the matter. And I have indeed been able to essentially confirm the rumor.”
There has been no official word yet from Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar, or Marvel Studios to support this rumor, but be sure to check back here at Chip and co. for updates and all things Disney!
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