The beginning of the month will often see Disney remove certain titles from Disney+ due to existing contracts. September 2023 will continue that trend as three titles have been removed from Disney+ in the United States so far.
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.
All of the titles below are expected to return to Disney+ after pre-existing streaming contracts expire.
We Bought A Zoo
In “We Bought A Zoo,” a single dad tries to give his family a fresh start by moving to a home in the middle of a zoo.
“We Bought A Zoo” will be available on Hulu for a limited period of time and will eventually return to Disney+. The movie remains available on Disney+ internationally.
The film stars Eddie Murphy, as a successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle, who seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now, every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor’s advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!
“Dr. Dolittle” will be available on Starz for a limited period of time and will eventually return to Disney+. The movie remains available on Disney+ internationally.
LEGO Frozen Northern Lights
Currently, it’s unclear why the title was removed and unknown if it will return. The animated short was removed from Disney+ globally.
“LEGO Frozen Northern Lights” first appeared on the Disney Channel on December 9, 2016. The annual appearance of the Northern Lights over Arendelle always means good luck for the kingdom, as well as happy childhood memories for Anna and Elsa. This year, the sisters race excitedly to Lookout Point with Kristoff, Sven and Olaf only to discover the lights have mysteriously gone missing. They journey far to the north in search of the lights, only to encounter sudden storms, frozen fjords and icy trails. Only together can they restore the Northern Lights and set everything right in Arendelle once more.