Just a few days ago, it was announced that Disney will begin removing over 60 titles from Disney+ and Hulu starting next week.
Pixar’s ‘A Spark Story’ was originally slated for removal from Disney+, but Deadline has recently reported that the documentary will stay on the streaming service following a reassessment by Disney of the content set to be taken down.
Disney has seen significant backlash and has started reversing some of the removals such as ‘Howard’, Marvel’s ‘M-Power’ and ’Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever’.
Deadline quotes a Disney representative as saying “The list of titles coming off of Hulu and Disney+ next week is still being finalized.” This suggests there may be more adjustments over the coming days regarding what stays and what goes on Disney+.
The removals, which comes with a content impairment charge of $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion, was announced during the recent Disney earnings call on May 10.
“We are in the process of reviewing the content on our DTC services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation,” CFO Christine McCarthy said.
While this is positive news, it might still be a good idea to watch this one sooner rather than later if you haven’t already. It’s possible that the title could still be removed in the future.
The documentary takes an intimate look at Pixar’s SparkShorts filmmaking process as two directors strive to get their uniquely personal SparkShorts visions on screen. Directed by Jason Sterman and Leanne Dare of Supper Club (“Chef’s Table”), and produced by Sterman, Brian McGinn and David Gelb in collaboration with Pixar, “A Spark Story” originally debuted on Disney+ on Sept. 24, 2021.