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Everything Removed From Disney+ In January 2022 (US)

The beginning of the month will often see Disney remove certain titles from Disney+ due to existing contracts. January 2022 will continue that trend as five titles have been removed from Disney+ in the United States.

The removals came as a bit of a surprise since Disney+ does not announce which titles will be leaving every month like other streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

Some of the titles below are expected to return to Disney+ after pre-existing streaming contracts expire.


The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” has been removed from Disney+ and Hulu in the United States.  The holiday special originally aired on the ABC Network on November 28th and was just added to Disney+ on December 24, 2021.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” is hosted by Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose and offers heartwarming moments and exclusive sneak peeks at what’s new around The Walt Disney Company.


LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures

Both seasons of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” have been removed from Disney+ globally including in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Although the series was removed, the shorts still remain available to stream.  Currently, it is unknown if the series will be returning to Disney+.

The Freemakers are sibling scavengers operating a salvage and repair shop on a space station at the distant edge of the Empire. When Force-sensitive 12-year old Rowan Freemaker discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Jedi, his world is turned upside down. Along with his quick-witted older sister Kordi, ace pilot brother Zander, and a refurbished battle droid named Roger, Rowan is thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace to the galaxy.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is a TV show produced by Wil Film, Lucasfilm, LEGO and Lucasfilm Animation. The show was originally broadcast on Disney XD in the United States in 2016.


Million Dollar Arm

The movie was removed due to pre-existing contracts created before the launch of Disney+. The movie is now will return to Disney+ once licensing agreements have expired. No return date has been announced at this time. The movie remains available on Disney+ internationally.

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) plans to find baseball’s next star pitcher. He heads to India to find a cricket player whom he can nurture into a major league star. With the help of a scout (Alan Arkin), J.B. finds teens Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), who haven’t a clue about baseball but throw powerful pitches. As the boys adjust to American life, J.B. learns valuable lessons about teamwork and family.


Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

The movie was removed due to pre-existing contracts created before Disney acquired 20th Century Fox. The movie is now available on Peacock and will return to Disney+ once this licensing agreement has ended. The movie remains available on Disney+ internationally.

Dave Seville (Jason Lee), the Chipmunks (Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney) and the Chipettes are taking a luxury cruise to the International Music Awards. Of course, Alvin cannot resist the urge to create havoc, and the singing rodents soon find themselves marooned on a seemingly deserted island. While Dave and an unlikely ally launch a search, Alvin and company discover that they are not alone on the island, as they first thought.


Drain the Great Lakes

Currently, there is no word on when and if “Drain the Great Lakes” will return to Disney+ in the United States.

North America’s Great Lakes are the largest system of free fresh water on earth, wielding huge influence on the continent. Over 34 million people live by their shores in some of greatest cities in the world. This groundbreaking television program pulls a virtual plug on the huge lakes, using computer-generated imagery to reveal hidden secrets of their human history and changing geological past.


 

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  1. when will the pre-existing contracts that were made before the Walt disney company purchased 20th century fox expires?

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