Disney+ is a popular streaming service that offers a vast and diverse library of movies, TV shows, and other content from The Walt Disney Company.
One of the key draws of Disney+ is its extensive collection of movies, which covers a wide range of genres and appeals to audiences of all ages. Disney+ is home to the timeless classics that have been a part of our childhoods for generations. These include animated masterpieces like The Lion King(1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Cinderella (1950). These films continue to enchant new generations while stirring up nostalgia in older viewers.
Disney is not all about the classic films, either. When Disney added Pixar, they brought beloved animated films to life like Toy Story (1995), Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Inside Out (2015), and Up (2009). These films are known for their heartwarming stories and cutting-edge animation. Also, Pixar is also known for showing human emotions.
Pixar is not the only studio that Disney has purchased. When The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm, it resulted in the availability of the entire Star Wars saga on Disney+. From the original trilogy to the prequels and the newer sequels, as well as spin-off series like The Mandalorian, fans of the galaxy far, far away have plenty to explore. Disney fans have gone wild for Baby Yoda.
Disney + has been dealing with major issues lately and it’s affecting business, such as the streaming market. Disney+ competes with industry giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, as well as newer entrants like HBO Max, Apple TV+, and Peacock. Each service offers unique content, making it difficult for Disney+ to differentiate itself and retain subscribers over the long term. Price is another factor affecting subscriber retention. Disney + recently upped their prices and yearly subscriptions and Disney fans were not thrilled.
Like Netflix, Disney + fans may soon be in an uproar due to the company’s decision to limit password sharing and crack down on account sharing outside of households. This limit sharing is set to take effect in the near future. To offset these losses, the streaming service has made decisions to cut content from its library and explore alternative distribution options.
Of course, fans are wondering what they are planning to lose. As of November, Disney has canceled several series that were once part of the streaming platform, and there are rumors that more cancellations may be on the horizon.
Some of the cancellations are The Wonder Years, a reboot of the 1988 classic series, and The Nautilus, an origin story for Captain Nemo. The Spiderwick Chronicles also met an unfortunate fate before its debut and is being explored for other streaming options. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., a series inspired by Doogie Howser, M.D., was discontinued after two seasons, following the life of a 16-year-old medical prodigy.
The one that hurts the most was The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. This series was a follow-up to the 1992 film, and The Mysterious Benedict Society, based on a book series, had both received two seasons but were canceled before their third.
But that is not all. Disney announced the cancellation of National Treasure: Edge of History, which is a series following treasure hunter Jess Venezuela, and Big Shot, centered around a men’s basketball coach (John Stamos) coaching girls at an elite private high school.
While these shows are not iconic films, they did have their fair share of fans who fell in love with them and were hoping to see the outcome of the different series. While we are unsure of more cancellations as of now, sadly, more cancellations may follow, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Which Disney + show would you keep or remove?