Disney in your Day readers have been voting for their favorite Disney+ original TV shows throughout the month of March and early April. Now it’s finally time to announce the ultimate winner of our tournament! Our final two were fitting, I felt – both are excellent shows, though they are quite different.
We started with 32 different TV shows in 4 different categories. Once we got to our final 4 we learned which ones were the favorites in each category. I think these are all excellent shows:
Star Wars/Marvel Shows – The Mandalorian
Live Action – High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Documentary/Non-Fiction – The Imagineering Story
Animated – Olaf Presents
Out of these 4, our entries from the Star Wars/Marvel category and the Documentary category proved most popular. Two very different shows, but I thought one would be a clear runaway favorite. Turns out I was wrong – the votes were insanely close. I mean, it was so tight that we are talking about it ultimately being 51% vs 49% when I combined the votes on the blog with the votes on instagram stories.
So which of these two Disney+ TV shows was the favorite amongst Disney in your Day voters?
The winner is…
This is definitely what I expected when I started the tournament in the beginning, but I was floored with how close things were this last round. I absolutely love The Mandalorian and it would have been my favorite for best show as well. And it’s not just because baby yoda is the cutest thing ever. I really enjoy this show overall. It’s got interesting characters and themes, I enjoy the “western” vibe to it, episodes are the right length to keep me hooked without getting bored or thinking it’s too short.
So while I think The Mandalorian definitely deserves this honor and would have been my choice as well, it does make me very happy to see The Imagineering Story putting up such a good fight! It’s a really well done documentary about the history of the Disney Parks, and I think it’s great for those who already know a lot about Disney history and those who don’t know much yet. And to see a documentary do so well in this tournament certainly makes my librarian heart happy!
Did you vote for the Mandalorian? What is your favorite Disney+ TV show?