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Why Was “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” Removed From Disney Plus?

As part of its ongoing cost-cutting strategy, Disney removed The World According To Jeff Goldblum from Disney+ worldwide as of May 27.

The Disney+ original series “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” from National Geographic was one of the original titles that launched with Disney+ back in November 2019.  The series was a popular hit and was renewed for a second season which returned to Disney+ in November 2021.

In “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” Jeff uncovers surprising secrets behind a whole host of topics from ice cream, motorcycles, sneakers, magic and more.  In each episode, Jeff meets with passionate fans, experts, and scientists to share new insights to discover how these everyday marvels have shaped the world in which we live.


Why Was ‘The World According To Jeff Goldblum’ Removed From Disney Plus?

Disney decided to remove ‘The World According To Jeff Goldblumfrom Disney+ because of its low viewership. The company didn’t see the cost of maintaining the show as justified, particularly while it’s aiming to save $5 billion through cost-cutting measures.

Disney still bears ongoing costs to keep shows like ‘The World According To Jeff Goldblum’ on Disney+. By eliminating certain titles, Disney can save money, as it no longer needs to make residual payments and pay licensing fees.

Additionally, removing content also opens up opportunities for Disney to establish licensing agreements for these shows with other companies, like Netflix or HBO, which could generate additional revenue.


Will ‘The World According To Jeff Goldblum’ Come Back To Disney Plus?

Due to a content impairment charge that Disney has implemented, which serves as a write-off for tax purposes, The World According To Jeff Goldblum is unable to return to Disney+.

Once the impairment period ends, Disney technically has the option to reintroduce The World According To Jeff Goldblum to Disney+. However, given that Disney has deemed the ongoing costs of maintaining the title on Disney+ as not worthwhile, the possibility of such a return is extremely low.


Where To Watch The World According To Jeff Goldblum

Currently, there are no alternative streaming platforms or purchase options available for The World According To Jeff Goldblum.

Disney’s decision to remove content parallels a preceding action by Warner Bros. Discovery, headed by David Zaslav, which also pulled a selection of titles from HBO Max. The company subsequently granted Roku and Tubi the rights to many of these shows through a number of licensing agreements, thereby further monetizing programming that had previously failed to achieve expected success.

It’s unclear whether Disney will license the show to another streaming service, as that would depend on the interest of other platforms. However, it’s certainly a possibility that Disney will follow a similar path to Warner.

Similarly, there’s uncertainty about if or when Disney might offer The World According To Jeff Goldblum for digital purchase.

If and when The World According To Jeff Goldblum is made available on another streaming service or available to purchase, we’ll be sure to update this article.


What Other Titles Have Been Removed From Disney Plus?

Disney has pulled over 100 titles in total from Disney+ shows such as Willow, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Turner & Hooch, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Just Beyond, Diary of a Future President, Big Shot, and many more.

You can see the full list of removals right here.

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1 thought on “Why Was “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” Removed From Disney Plus?”

  1. That’s a shame. I love Jeff Goldblum and I have not had the chance to see his show because I don’t have Disney plus, and there is no where else I can be able to see his show. Please, hopefully the show can come back on TV on another station or back on Disney plus so that many others can watch his show again, or even on DVD so that anyone can buy and watch any time.

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