Earlier this year, Disney removed hundreds of original movies and shows from Hulu, Disney+ and Star+ as part of an ongoing cost cutting measures.
The removals came with a content impairment charge of $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion, which was announced during a Disney earnings call back in May.
Disney+ removed shows like “Willow,” “Big Shot,” “Turner & Hooch,” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” as well as original movies including “The One And Only Ivan,” “Crater,” and “Better Nate Than Ever.”
Previously, it was unclear whether the removed content would return in any form or if these titles were lost forever.
However, Disney has since made some of the more popular Disney+ Original movies available for purchase or rental on digital platforms like Amazon and Vudu.
The following movies became available for purchase or rental last September:
- Better Nate Than Ever
- Cheaper By The Dozen
- Flora & Ulysses
- The One And Only Ivan
- Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
And now even more titles have become available to rent or purchase including the following:
- Artemis Fowl
- The Princess
- Darby And The Dead
- Hollywood Stargirl
The movies are available for purchase starting at $19.99 each, with rentals starting at $2.99 for standard definition.
As of now, the movies are available only on Amazon and Vudu in the United States. It remains to be seen whether they’ll be offered in other countries and on additional digital retailers.
It’s also uncertain whether Disney will extend this to other movies and shows that were removed earlier this year. However, this could indicate that more might become available in the future.
Given that Disney wrote off this content, it shouldn’t be interpreted as a sign that these movies will return to Disney+ in the near future, if at all.