Earlier this year, Disney removed over one hundred titles from its streaming services around the world, including Hulu, Star+ and Disney+, as part of a $2 billion impairment charge to write off some of the debt from Disney’s streaming division.

One of the shows removed was “Prop Culture”, which saw film historian and prop collector Dan Lanigan reunite iconic Disney movie props with the filmmakers, actors, and crew who created and used them in some of Disney’s most beloved films. Throughout this journey, Dan will recover lost artefacts, visit private collections, and help restore pieces from the Walt Disney Archives to their original glory. Among the films featured this season are “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Mary Poppins”, “The Muppet Movie”, “Tron” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”.

Recently, the show’s host and executive producer, Dan Lanigan, took to social media to respond to a fan complaint about “Prop Culture” not being available to stream anymore. To which, Dan responded:

I’m certainly upset that they removed it.

Dan also went on to explain why there are reasons why shows are removed from streaming platforms:

well, that depends on the show. In the case of Prop Culture, it didn’t have any residual requirements, outside of the short film clips, and some of the music used.  PC was a very inexpensive show to keep on Disney+ (relatively speaking) compared to anything else out there, except for some documentary or game show style shows. I still don’t understand why they removed it, as it was great promotion for their older films.

It’s certainly a shame that “Prop Culture” was removed from Disney+ since it was a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at how many of Disney’s greatest films were created. The continued costs of making the series available were much lower than a scripted series due to no residuals.

I had always hoped a second season was going to arrive, but due to the pandemic and once the series was removed, that certainly won’t be happening now, which is a shame, since it was the perfect way to promote classic films on the platform.

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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: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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