Disney has removed the musical special “AREA21 Live on Planet Earth” from its streaming services around the world, including Hulu and Disney+.
The musical special was added to Disney’s streaming services in April 2023 and features music from Electronic Music Duo AREA21. This 46-minute-long performance promises to take fans on an out-of-this-world journey, mixing the world of the aliens with planet earth while diving into the true story behind AREA21’s journey here. After gracing planet earth with a streak of releases that ultimately led to their debut album; Greatest Hits Vol. 1, it is time for the first full live performance of AREA21.
Creating live renditions of their songs with a full band, including Martin Garrix on guitar, the performance mixes the world of the Aliens M & M, with planet earth while diving into the true story behind AREA21’s journey here. Pacing through songs from their debut album such as “La La La,” ”Own The Night,” “Lovin’ Every Minute” and “Followers” but also older fan favorites like “Spaceships” and “We Did It,” the 46-minute live performance showcases the songs as never heard before.
No official details have been announced about why this special has been removed from Disney’s streaming services, and there could be a couple of different reasons why it has happened. Generally, musical specials are often only available for a limited time, due to a difference in music rights, but it is also likely that this special could be another victim of an impairment charge, that has seen dozens of other originals removed from Disney+ and Hulu as an asset write off.
While Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers in advance that this removal would happen, Hulu did announce last month that the special would be leaving on Wednesday 4th October 2023.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.