Disney + is the new platform from the TV behemoths Disney and it is full of content. With Disney buying up Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, Lucasfilm and now Fox, there is really something for everyone on Disney Plus. However, not every movie is a winner, as the box office stats makes pretty clear.
Some of the movies on Disney Plus sadly failed to make the grade when they came out in cinemas.
However, despite this, many of those box office bombs are actually brilliantly fun, innovative and interesting movies, which may be worth a watch for those who have taken the time to sign up to the platform.
These range from children’s animations to old school cartoons and live action movies, and some of these are very much considered hidden gems.
The Emperor’s New Groove
The 2000 movie centres around the selfish, spoiled emperor Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his ex-advisor, Yzma.
However, in order to change back into a human, he must put his trust in a village leader, Pacha, who escorts him back to the palace and helps him rule.
The break out star of this movie was Kronk, Kuzco’s advisor who was the main character in the movie’s spin-off, Kronk’s New Groove.
Despite this and its 82 per cent aggregated user score, the film made a measly £57.1 million profit, making it a flop in Disney’s standards.
The Great Mouse Detective
Move over Benedict Cumberbatch, a new Sherlock Holmes is on the scene and gained an impressive fandom among Disney fans.
The 1986 movie follows Basil, the mouse detective and his narrator and friend Major Dr David Q Dawson, a fellow mouse who acts as the Dr Watson character as they try to defeat Professor Rattigan, their rat-version of Moriarty.
The film gained a 75 per cent score from fans. However, it sadly did not impress at the box office, gaining only £20million in profit at the box office.
Here are some more of Disney’s hidden gems, with their scores and profit margins.
Treasure Planet (2002) – fan score: 70 per cent, profit: -£24.7million
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) – fan score: 70 per cent, profit: £7.8million
Meet the Robinsons (2007) – fan score: 67 per cent, profit: £15.9million
Muppets Most Wanted (2014) – fan score: 66 per cent, profit: £25million