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Disney and Tech Giant Apple Officially Join Forces, But Fans Are Shocked By What’s Missing

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Friday morning marked the beginning of a new era in digital entertainment as The Walt Disney Company and tech giant Apple officially became partners after years of speculation about a possible collaboration. But fans are shocked by what was left out of the partnership.

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For nearly 140 years, the second day of February has been known as the day a furry, burrowing creature emerges from his slumber in the ground, checks the weather outside, and looks to see whether he’s cast a shadow on the surface of the earth.

Somehow, the presence or absence of that shadow predicts whether we’ll have an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

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But Friday gave a new significance to the date, serving as the first official day of a new Disney and Apple partnership with the unveiling of the tech giant’s newest gadget, the Apple Vision Pro.

First announced in June 2023, the Apple Vision Pro is a virtual reality (VR) headset that Apple describes as a ‚Äúspatial computer that transforms how people work, collaborate, connect, relive memories, and enjoy entertainment.‚ÄĚ But as Apple is a tech company known for creating breakthrough technologies in computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and digital devices and gadgets, the entity needed a partner who could provide the aforementioned entertainment.

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Who better to answer the call than The Walt Disney Company?

Friday marked the first day that Apple’s new $3500 gadget is available at Apple Store locations across the U.S. and at the Apple Store online as well. And Disney has promised some revolutionary new content–that is, a revolutionary way of enjoying that content.

The new Apple Vision Pro VR headsets offer more than 40 Disney-produced titles available for purchase in a 3D format that brings the magic of the films to life like never before. Below is a list of the 42 titles available on Apple Vision Pro.

 

Some Disney fans point out, however, that the list of Disney-owned film titles available in a 3D format on Apple’s new device is missing several of the classics for which the company is known, including Disney’s¬†Cinderella¬†(1950), Frozen (2013), Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and others.

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For more information about Apple’s newest VR device and the entertainment available on the device, visit Apple’s website by clicking here.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!