At the beginning of every new month, unfortunately, due to pre-existing contracts, Disney usually has to remove some library content from Disney+ in the United States. And May is kicking off with the removal of the 20th Century Studios classic family comedy “Big”.

“Big” tells the story of a young boy who makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

“Big” was only added to Disney+ in the United States in December, but due to pre-existing contracts made with Starz and HBO, before Disney purchased 20th Century Studios, the film will now no longer be available and will be heading to another streaming service. Once the contract has expired, “Big” will return to Disney+ in the United States.

For those Disney+ subscribers outside of the United States, “Big” is still available.

Unlike other streaming services, Disney+ does not advertise in advance to subscribers that a title will be removed.

What do you think of “Big” being removed?

Roger Palmer

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. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. Darla Drotar May 9, 2021

    We are still waiting for the original Wonderful World of Disney that our family watched every week. There must be hundreds of them including movies, documentaries and beautiful nature programs. What's up? Why have we not been given the chance to share this program with our grandkids?