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Nearly 50 films will be cut from Disney streaming service, effective May 1

Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, first went live on November 12, 2019, bringing Disney animated classics and films and shorts from Disney, Marvel, PIXAR, Star Wars, and National Geographic into the homes of Disney fans.

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But before Disney+ went live, The Walt Disney Company had already acquired the Hulu streaming platform. In May 2019, after buying Comcast’s stake in the brand, Hulu became Disney’s.

Since that time, the Hulu platform has been the go-to place for viewers seeking streaming content owned by Disney, (and offerings from FOX, among others) that was created with adults in mind. Disney+, of course, has remained The Walt Disney Company’s family-friendly hat in the ring, if you will.

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Things have changed since Disney’s acquisition of Hulu and over the years since Disney+ first went live. Disney+ and Hulu are only two of the multitude of streaming platforms available to viewers. Netflix is perhaps the largest competitor of Disney+, and recently, the platform’s Marvel series (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, The Punishers, Iron Fist, and Daredevil) went straight to Disney+, rather than to the Hulu platform.

And while Hulu remains the offering for more adult-oriented Disney content, the company has confirmed that beginning May 1, 2022, the Hulu platform’s buffet of content will shrink, as 46 different streaming titles are scheduled to be removed from the Hulu platform.

The list of content to be removed from the platform includes the following titles:

  • (500) DAYS OF SUMMER (2009)
  • 10, 000 BC (2008)
  • A SOLDIER’S STORY (1984)
  • ANONYMOUS (2011)
  • BATTLESHIP (2012)
  • THE BRONZE (2015)
  • CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2000)
  • CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE (2003)
  • CHEECH & CHONG’S GET OUT OF MY ROOM (1984)
  • CHEECH AND CHONG’S NEXT MOVIE (1980)
  • DANCE WITH ME (1998)
  • DATE MOVIE (2006)
  • DISASTER MOVIE (2008)
  • FIRST DAUGHTER (2004)
  • GEORGIA RULE (2007)
  • HERE COMES THE BOOM (2012)
  • HOUSE OF THE DEAD (2003)
  • I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS (2009)
  • I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY (2007)
  • I SPY (2002)
  • JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996)
  • JUST WRIGHT (2010)
  • KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005)
  • LAKE PLACID (1999)
  • LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT (2002)
  • MAN ON FIRE (1987) 
  • MIRRORS (2008)
  • MISS BALA (2011)
  • THE ONE (2001)
  • OPEN RANGE (2003)
  • OSCAR (1991)
  • REAL GENIUS (1985)
  • ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993)
  • SHREK (2001)
  • SHREK 2 (2004)
  • STEALTH (2005)
  • SWING VOTE (2008)
  • TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE (2005)
  • TOMBSTONE (1993)
  • THE TREE OF LIFE (2010)
  • TWILIGHT (2008)
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 (2011)
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 (2012)
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (2010)
  • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (2009)
  • WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP (1992)
  • YOU AGAIN (2010)

It remains unclear whether these 46 titles will be removed from Hulu and added to other non-Disney-owned streaming platforms. Licensing agreements and copyrights can stand in the way of titles being moved to other platforms, and at this time, the fate of these titles is unknown.

 

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!