Disney+ is mysteriously removing hundreds of movies
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The selection for Disney+ subscribers just got a lot smaller.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as the new general entertainment content brand in select international markets, Star. As part of Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution segment, the streaming platform is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short format. contents.
Even with reports that Disney will change the model of its streaming platforms – including Disney+ – in the future and soon move to ad-based subscriptions on the platform, we have continued to see the number of subscribers increase. Currently, there are more than 73 million subscribers on the platform.
But if you go to Disney+ now, you may notice that several popular titles — including movies and TV shows — have been removed without notice.
According to a report from What’s on Disney Plus, some titles have been removed due to licensing issues. Others, however, are unclear as to why they were pulled from the streaming platform. Some of the films now pulled include Spider man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Terminal speed (1994), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Beaches (1988), CALIFORNIA MON (1992), Cocoon: The Return (1988), Down and out in Beverly Hills (1986), Where the heart is (2000), Deposition (1987), Renaissance man (1994), Quiz Show (1994), Nothing to lose (1997), The Poseidon Adventure (2006), King Pow! Enter the fist (2002), Last Dance (1996), The Man from Snowy River (1982), and many others.
Movies like Tobey Maguire Spider man franchise and Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was created by Sony Pictures and Disney only has a limited license agreement to have these on its streaming platform. The exact nature of the agreement has not been disclosed.
While title removals are going to happen from time to time, one thing the streaming platform needs to look at is implementing some kind of warning system. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you know that there’s a message that will appear on titles when they’re about to leave the streaming platform. The message will tell subscribers the last day they can stream the movie or TV series, which is a nice feature to have in place.
What do you think about these titles being removed from Disney Plus? Let us know in the comments!