Reports have recently circulated online that Disney is planning on (mostly) doing away with future 4K Ultra HD physical media releases of its library titles. Unless it is a new release from a major franchise in the future, such as Star Wars, Marvel or Pixar
, 4K is allegedly off the table. Now, Disney has responded to the rumors. While they debunk it to some degree, the statement can be read in a lot of ways. A Disney spokesperson had this to say about it.
"There are no plans to discontinue releases in a particular format. We evaluate each release on a case by case basis and pursue the best strategy to bring our content into consumer homes across platforms that meet a variety of demands."
There are several things important about this. For one, the statement was not attributed to anyone specific within the Disney ranks. Merely an unnamed "spokesperson.