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More Than 50 Shows & Films Getting the Axe From Disney+

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As early as next week, more than 50 different shows and films will be axed by Disney. Oh, and Disney+ is going to cost you more.

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During Disney’s second-quarter earnings call on May 10, CEO Bob Iger told investors that The Walt Disney Company would be taking several measures where Disney+ is concerned. For starters, the entertainment giant would begin pulling content from the Disney+ streaming platform, as well as the Hulu platform, nearly immediately. Iger also said that the company plans to increase the subscription fee for the ad-free Disney+ tier sometime this year, saying that the decision would allow Disney “to better reflect the value of [its] content offerings.”

During the call, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said that the company intends to “take a write-down” in the fiscal third quarter of $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion. Removing content from both streaming platforms will be part of that effort. It’s a sad thing for Disney+ subscribers but a good thing for Disney, as the write-down will allow the company to remove that value from its balance sheet for the third quarter, meaning it won’t be accounted for as costs when it comes to future reporting periods.

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“We are in the process of reviewing the content on our DTC services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation,” McCarthy told investors during the call. “As a result, we will be removing certain content from our streaming platforms.”

Per CEO Bob Iger, Disney is “confident that we’re on the right path for streaming’s long-term profitability” and that the company would be “rationalizing the volume of the content we make and what we’re spending.” Further, Iger announced that the company will soon roll out a Disney+/Hulu “one-app experience” to U. S. subscribers of both streaming services.

The list below includes some of the shows and films that Disney will remove from its streaming service as early as next week: (Note: this list is not comprehensive.)

  • America the Beautiful
  • Among the Stars
  • Be Our Chef
  • Best in Dough
  • Best in Snow
  • Better Nate Than Ever
  • The Big Fib
  • Big Shot
  • Black Beauty
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2022)
  • Clouds
  • Darby and the Dead
  • Diary of a Future President
  • Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
  • Dollface
  • Earth to Ned
  • Encore!
  • Everything’s Trash
  • Foodtastic
  • Harmonious Live!
  • Howard
  • It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
  • Just Beyond
  • Little Demon
  • Love in the Time of Corona
  • Maggie
  • Magic Camp
  • The Making of Willow
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Marvel’s Hero Project
  • Marvel’s MPower
  • More Than Robots
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Own the Room
  • Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Pistol
  • The Premise
  • The Princess
  • The Quest
  • The Real Right Stuff
  • Rogue Trip
  • Rosaline
  • Shop Class
  • A Spark Story
  • Stargirl (2020)
  • Stuntman
  • Super/Natural
  • Timmy Failure
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Weird but True!
  • Willow
  • Wolfgang
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Y: The Last Man

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!