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Disney+ Continues Removing Movies & TV Shows Globally

In the last few weeks, Disney has begun removing titles from Disney+ at a pretty alarming rate across the globe.

It’s not uncommon for Disney to pull a few titles each month from Disney+ in the United States due to licensing agreements with other streaming services. However, in this case, many of the titles are being removed from Disney+ internationally, which until now, is pretty uncommon.


Why is Disney Removing Movies & TV Shows From Disney?

At first, many speculated that this was a glitch, which made sense as some titles were only removed for 24 hours before returning. However, it now appears that this is a change in direction from Disney.

Titles are being removed from multiple countries across multiple platforms, such as Disney+, Hulu, Star+ and Disney+ Hotstar. This no longer appears to be an accident and is planned intentional removals.

Many streaming services, such as Netflix and HBO Max, provide subscribers with a list of titles leaving their service each month. Disney doesn’t give any warning or reason why a specific title is leaving Disney+, so it often leaves subscribers confused about why a title is suddenly removed.

It doesn’t appear that these titles are being removed due to being licensed to another streaming service, as we’ve yet to see them arrive anywhere else.

Some of the removed titles, such as “Rebel”, “Queens”, “Promised Lands”, and “The Big Leap”, were all cancelled after one season. Disney has likely decided to write off these shows to avoid paying ongoing residual payments and licensing fees on shows with low viewing figures. However, it remains a mystery why popular titles such as “Prison Break”, “24”, “Lie To Me”, and many more have been removed in some countries.


List of Movies & TV Shows Removed From Disney+

Here’s just a few of the titles that Disney has removed within the last few weeks:

US:

  • Annie
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • Snowglobe
  • Life-Size 2
  • Teen Spirit
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • Three Days
  • 37 Words
  • Ultimate Viking Sword

Notice anymore? Let us know which title and the country in the comments!

UK:

  • The Way, Way Back
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • Terriers
  • Not My Fault: Mexico
  • The Heartthrob: TV Changed, He Didn’t
  • Ultimate Viking Sword
  • Once Upon A Mattress
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • Teen Spirit
  • Life-Size 2
  • Titanic
  • Mistresses
  • Demolition
  • Rebels
  • Queens
  • The Big Leap
  • Promised Lands

Notice anymore? Let us know which title and the country in the comments!

Canada:

  • Once Upon A Mattress
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • Teen Spirit
  • Life-Size 2
  • Prison Break
  • Homeland
  • Wilson
  • Grand Hotel
  • The Drop
  • Lucy in the Sky
  • Into the Grizzly Maze
  • The Crossing
  • Better Things
  • Snowglobe
  • Insanity
  • Black Nativity
  • The Fix
  • Mistress America
  • Galavant
  • Shots Fired
  • Baggage Claim
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Rebels
  • Queens
  • The Big Leap
  • Promised Lands

Notice anymore? Let us know which title and the country in the comments!

Australia:

  • Grand Hotel
  • Insanity
  • Not My Fault: Mexico

France:

  • Titanic
  • Dollhouse
  • American Crime
  • The Mick
  • Promised Land
  • Queens
  • The Big Leap
  • Our Kind of People
  • El Galan, Mistresses
  • Pitch or Rebel..

Notice anymore? Let us know which title and the country in the comments!

Source: NewOnDisney+

5 thoughts on “Disney+ Continues Removing Movies & TV Shows Globally”

  1. Here in France, they removed Titanic and multiple shows like Dollhouse, American Crime, The Mick, Promised Land, Queens, The Big Leap, Our Kind of People, El Galan, Mistresses, Pitch or Rebel..

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