Walt Disney's 2023 Upfront presentation yesterday scored a few notable firsts. This was the multimedia organization's first in-person undertaking from the towering multi-floor North Javits Center, the first opportunity amid a large crowd to show off Disney+'s ad-supported format, and the first to have the top executives from divisions Marvel Studios (Kevin Feige) and Lucasfilm (Kathleen Kennedy) speak back-to-back. Also, it was the first Disney/ABC Upfront in forever not to include a hilarious, scathing monologue on the state of TV by Jimmy Kimmel.
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