Subscribers of Disney+ are noticing that the library of their new streaming service is getting smaller. Popular classic titles like ‘Dr. Doolittle’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘Home Alone 2’, and ‘The Sandlot’ are gone. These are some of their most popular titles, especially to be watched with family during the Christmas season.
Disney is always known to be best that re-hyping their classic tales, such as the fabled Princesses. They will release a limited batch of the DVDs or Blurays and then wait for the time to re-hype them again. It seems like they are using the same technique on their streaming service.
Disney did not warn their users nor did they comment on the departure of the titles. They also did not inform when the titles will return or if they ever will. Disney CEO Bob Iger, however, has confirmed that Disney+ “would house the entire Disney motion picture library.”
Even back in 2019, ‘Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties’ and ‘The Shaggy Dog’ have been removed and at big titles from Marvel like ‘Black Panther’ will return to Netflix in 2026. Although, the library is now filled with exclusives and new titles like ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Cool Runnings’ and ‘Holes’.
But viewers do wish that the new streaming service will at least inform before they are removed to give us one last chance to binge them. At least, Netflix and HBO are making sure we’re all satisfied with ‘Friends’ before it’s completely gone for good.