Over the weekend, a member of our Facebook Group pointed out that Disney has made another surprise removal on Disney+ in the United States, with yet another 20th Century Studios animated film, “Everyone’s Hero”.
The removal has been done due to preexisting contracts that had been made before Disney purchased 20th Century Fox. The film is still available on Disney+ in other countries.
In the film, a boy (Jake T. Austin) comes to a turning point in his life when he faces a critical decision: Should he take a chance and possibly become a hero, or should he play it safe? Though the odds are stacked against him, he begins a cross-country adventure to return Babe Ruth’s baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series.
This title had only been added to Disney+ in the United States in May 2021. And it follows a recent trend of 20th Century Studios films temporality added to Disney+ before being removed to go to another streaming service. It’s not been announced where the film will be moving to, but it’s likely to be Starz, as it only recently left HBO Max.
Unlike other streaming platforms like Hulu or Netflix, Disney+ doesn’t announce when titles will be leaving.
As with other films that have left Disney+ in the past, we should be expect to see “Everyone’s Hero” return to Disney+ at some point, though a return date for Disney+ has not yet been announced.
What do you think of Disney removing “Everyone’s Hero”?