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Disney Officially Loses Classic Series, Iconic Characters Gone

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Disney+’s loss is someone else’s gain.

The Walt Disney Company, is one of the largest and most iconic entertainment studios in the world. On November 12, 2019 Disney+ was launched.

Disney+ boasts an extensive and diverse content library that includes content from Disney, PIXAR, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. This means subscribers can access classic Disney animated films, the latest Marvel superhero adventures, the epic Star Wars sagas, and various content from these popular franchises.

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Disney+ is known for its family-friendly content. Parents can feel comfortable letting their children explore the platform, as Disney+ offers a safe and age-appropriate environment. It’s a place where you can find content suitable for all ages, making it a favorite among families. Disney+ also offers children under a certain age to have a child profile.

Disney+ has invested heavily in creating original content exclusive to the platform. This includes popular series like The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and many more. These original shows and movies have attracted a dedicated fan base and contributed to the streaming service’s success.

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Due to Disney owning several different studios and streaming services, guests can bundle an option that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ at a discounted price. This bundle provides subscribers with a wide range of content, from family-friendly entertainment to sports and general entertainment programming.

Disney+ offers competitive pricing compared to other major streaming services such as Netflix, Peacock, HBO, and many more.

Sadly, even with Disney+ as popular as it is, subscribers have seen shows canceled. The company has a list of shows that were not released or finished making before being cut. The list includes The Wonder Years, a reboot of the 1988 classic series. The Spiderwick Chronicles was cut before its debut and is being explored for other streaming options. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., National Treasure: Edge of History, and Big Shot, which was centered around a men’s basketball coach starring John Stamos.

Two shows that already had two seasons under their belt have been canceled: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Which was a series was a follow-up to the 1992 film, and The Mysterious Benedict Society, which was based on a book series.

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Another interesting show that was cut before being released was The Nautilus, an origin story for Captain Nemo. The Nautilus came from Jules Verne’s classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Disney+ contracted for The Natilus in August, of 2021. Sadly, this is another show that the company has decided to cut before showing.

But fans who were hoping to watch The Natilus should not worry. Another studio has picked it up. It’s now being reported that none other than AMC has signed for this series. AMC has not announced much, but hopefully, by 2024, The Natilus will be up and streaming.

With movies and shows being removed from Disney+, and price changes and password breakdowns happening, do you think Disney+ will continue to be a popular streaming service?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.