This time, last year, I never would’ve thought that I’d create—let alone, actually launch—Cape & Castle. If you were to have told me that I would be editor-in-chief of my own entertainment website, I wouldn’t have believed you. It was a pipe dream, almost—one that I never thought would become a reality.
When I introduced Cape & Castle to the world in July, I didn’t expect the immediate success that came with it. Not every company that starts up is already complete with a team—in my case, I was extremely lucky to have colleagues who wanted to be at my side and willingly contribute their talent to my amateur idea, right at launch.
Once we got the ball rolling, wide doors started to open. Not only are our site and social media statistics continuing to rise (especially in thanks to the Chris Evans and Romanogers fandoms), but we’re grabbing the attention of big names and accounts, such as CBS Entertainment, High School Musical/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’s Ashley Tisdale, Morris Chestnut of The Resident and the iconic Susan Egan, who voices Megara in both the 1997 animated film, Hercules, and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).
As Disney continues to grow, Cape & Castle continues to grow, as well—from starting out with only covering Disney’s “big four” (Disney Animation/Live Action, Marvel Studios, Pixar and Star Wars), to expanding and covering 20th Century Fox’s assets, major league sports featured on ESPN (four-fifths of ESPN is owned by Disney) and non-Disney projects of Disney’s alum and current stars. This is just the beginning of our expansion, too. It has only been four months since our founding. We will continue to grow. We already are.
From now through next year, expect more coverage (specifically of Disney+ and of Disney content on Hulu), as well as more episodes of our very first podcast, Shipperland, among our regular flow of editorial, news, quizzes and reviews. We hope to expand to video, too, in the coming year! (It’s not too early to already subscribe to our Twitch and YouTube channels!)
For now, and given that it is Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to those who make Cape & Castle possible:
To my deputy editors, Sarah Cudlipp and Sarah Baye: I’m thankful for your constant, continuous advice and assistance, more than I can ever tell you. But, most of all, I’m thankful for each of your best friendships. The two of you are not only my best friends, but you’re two sisters that I never had. I could and would never entrust Cape & Castle to any two persons better, if something were to happen to me.
To my back end support, Rodel Inacay: without you, the front end of Cape & Castle‘s website would not function properly. I’m thankful for your expertise and knowledge—most importantly, your friendship and your accompaniment to movie screenings!
To my active staff writers and contributors, Alissa Fears, Amy Guercia, Elizabeth Learned, Meredith Miller, Raquel O’Donnell, Veronica Rose and Lindsey Wood: I’m thankful for each of you sharing your talents with me and with the world and I’m thankful that you chose Cape & Castle to showcase them! I couldn’t have asked for a better team!
To my industry supporters, especially Surya Cherian and RoseMary Blankenship: whether you’ve given me advice, or simply just shared and promoted Cape & Castle content, I’m thankful for your backing.
To those who had mentored me or whom I had created content for: I wouldn’t be who and where I am today without you. I’m thankful for the experiences.
To my family and friends: I’m thankful that all of you have been supportive of my venture. Thank you for following my website’s evolution and I’m especially thankful for those of you who interact with our social media properties.
To The Walt Disney Company: Cape & Castle wouldn’t exist without you; therefore, we’re thankful that you exist. Cape & Castle is our love letter to you.
Lastly, to our visitors: thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making Cape & Castle your new home for Disney-related entertainment news and features. We hope that you continue to Disney with us!
Love, Christine x