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Media Companies: Melissa Knerr and Star Wars

media companies: Disney's properties speak to its strengths, according to CTV. Besides classic characters such as Snow White and Pinocchio, Disney has Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic -- big names that most people would recognize. The US 7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the standard for other services like Warner Media's HBO Max and NBCUniversal's Peacock to follow, as major media companies behind hit TV shows and movies seek to siphon the subscription revenue now going to Netflix and other streaming giants. Disney Plus will also have all 30 past seasons of The Simpsons. Melissa Knerr, 26, a criminal defence attorney in Springfield, Missouri, already has Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime and wasn't sure she wanted to pay for another one. Original shows include The Mandalorian, set in the Star Wars universe, and one on the Marvel character Loki. ( As reported in the news.