The beginning of the month will often see Disney remove certain titles from Disney+ due to existing contracts. May 2021 will continue that trend as two 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.
After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (Robert Loggia) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.
Epic tells the story of a teenager who finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world—and ours.
‘The Incredible Hulk’ Animated Series (1996)
The Incredible Hulk is an American animated television series starring the Hulk. It ran two seasons, for 21 episodes, on the UPN television network from 1996 to 1997. Lou Ferrigno, who portrayed the Hulk on the 1970s live-action television series, returned to provide the Hulk’s voice.
Epic and Big were removed due to pre-existing contracts with Starz and HBO. The film is likely to find a new home on HBO Max. We can expect “Epic” and “Big” to return to Disney+ pretty quickly once their contracts have expired.
The Incredible Hulk animated series has likely been pulled due to technical issues and is expected to return shortly.