Back in 2004, Disney rebranded its recently acquired channels from Fox Family Worldwide. What were those channels rebranded as? Well, they were known as Jetix. The Jetix TV block and TV channels operated from 2004 till 2009, when they were merged with Toon Disney into Disney XD. So let’s take a dive into the content that Disney owns from Jetix and see what Disney+ is missing from their library.
Disney Sold Several Titles From Jetix:
First of all, acknowledge that when it comes to several Jetix original series, a large number of them are no longer owned by The Walt Disney Company or their subsidiaries. Some examples include “Digimon” and all “Power Rangers” content produced for both Jetix and its predecessor Fox Kids. Disney also distributed the first two seasons of the series “Pucca”; however, season 3 was distributed by CJ ENM Co. Ltd, so we can assume Disney no longer owns any of the distribution rights to this series. “Captain Flamingo” is another series that Disney owns some of the distribution rights to, as Disney owns the rights to “Captain Flamingo” in Europe and the Middle East, but may not be able to secure US rights.
So What Jetix Shows Do Disney Still Own?
From my research, I have found a handful of series, including the fan favourite “W.I.T.C.H”, “Get Ed”, “A.T.O.M”, “Oban Star-Racers”, “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” and “Ying Yang Yo!”. These series haven’t been seen on cable for over a decade. Most of them aren’t available on streaming, “Oban Star-Racers” is still available to purchase on DVD, whilst “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” is available on Disney+ in the US.
Why This Matters:
Out of the six series listed above, “W.I.T.C.H” is the most in-demand show on this list and has developed a large fanbase since the series came to a close back in 2006. “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” is available to stream on Disney+ in the US and was supposed to release on Disney+ UK on the same day back in July 2020 (it never showed up). “Oban Star-Racers” is available on DVD but could benefit from being streamed on Disney+ and showcased to a new audience as Disney continues its push into anime. “Ying Yang To!”, “Get Ed”, and “A.T.O.M” are missing for some unexplained reason. However, they aren’t as popular as a large number of other cartoons that Disney fans have been requesting.
Despite only airing for a few years, the Jetix brand is remembered fondly by many Disney fans around the globe. Whilst Disney+ isn’t a fan of adding collections for now-defunct brands (no Touchstone Pictures or Hollywood Pictures collections) but with there only being a handful of series from Jetix in existence, it would be nice if Disney would revive the brand for a Disney+ collection to curate all of the Jetix classic series. Many fans of Disney and Jetix would be thrilled to have so many more of their classic series available on Disney+, so why not do it?
What Do You Think? Is there any Jetix series you want to see on Disney+?