Several popular movies, including Home Alone and Home Alone 2, have quietly removed from Disney+, and there really isn’t an answer as to why. And naturally, subscribers aren’t too happy.
From the beginning, it’s been understood that Disney+ content won’t be rotating like that of Netflix and other streaming services. It’s the home of all Disney owned content, and once a movie is there, it’s there forever. And while there are some Disney movies that aren’t on the streaming service due to current agreements with other platforms, those titles are expected to move once those contracts are up.
But, it looks like that might not be the case from here on out.
From most reports, the missing movies include:
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Mickey Three Musketeers
The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
So is this an intentional decision by Disney? It’s not clear yet. One subscriber who contacted customer service received an answer that it was a “technical issue.” That certainly is an odd selection of films to intentionally remove, but it’s also that the technical issue only affects a dozen movies out of the hundreds available.
It’s worth noting that these movies are only missing for North American subscribers. International customers still have access to these films.
This isn’t a new thing for Disney+, as Never Been Kissed and Disney’s Avalon High both departed the service in December only to return shortly thereafter.
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