One of the most common issues with streaming services, is that movies and shows are often removed after a certain period of time. The reason for this is usually down to licensing deals expiring, but this is one issue Disney+ is going to generally avoid.
The majority of movies and shows on Disney+ will be permanent additions, so they won’t rotate in and out of Disney+ like many things do on Hulu or Netflix.
“There will not be a ‘rotating slate’ of licensed movies each month,”
“With Disney+, beloved classics from the Disney vault will now stream in a permanent home, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King – the entire thirteen film Signature Collection – all available on day one.”
Disney has been well known for putting things in and out of its “Vault”, with previous releases at cinemas and on home video formats. Where they remove a product from sale or viewing, so when the re-release it later, it’s more valuable. However a changing culture to streaming and video on demand has made that more difficult for Disney to continue.
There is however a potential future problem coming in the future, as according to our previous reports, the deal Disney made with Netflix for all their movies released in 2016, 2017 and 2018, are going back to Netflix for a “Pay 2 Window”, but this won’t start happening until after 2025. So Disney and Netflix still have many years to try to “sort” this contract issue out. So in the short term, this won’t be a huge issue since it might be 2025 before the first movie, “The Finest Hours” would have to go back to Netflix for a short period.
And Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously said they have a way to get around this:
I don’t want get too specific on that, but there was a window in the Netflix deal that enable us access to some of the films, so it’s the films that we were licensing to them, and again, I don’t want to get more specific than that. But when we did the Netflix deal some — way back, we envisioned, even though it was at that point, far off, the possibility that one day we might want to launch our own service. So we carved out an ability to run some of the films on such a service, and it did pay off.
So there is no need to worry about trying to race through a movie or series because its about to leave Disney+, since Disney owns everything they put on that service.
“Disney+ has the unique position of having a deep library of high-quality content across multiple premium brands, as well as a robust pipeline from its own internal film and TV studios,” the spokesperson adds.
What classic Disney movie are you excited to see on Disney+ ?
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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.