This past Friday, Disney had scheduled a brand new documentary, “Finding Michael”, to be released on Disney+ around the world; however, unfortunately, the title wasn’t added as advertised, causing some confusion among Disney+ subscribers looking for the new film.

This new documentary is about Michael Matthews, who in 1999, became the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest. But three hours after he summited, he disappeared and was never found. Twenty-three years later, his brother, entrepreneur and broadcaster Spencer Matthews, sets out on a journey to find him. Teaming up with 14 peak record holder Nims Purja, the recovery team faces extreme challenges as the weather closes in.

Last week, Disney did hold a premiere event in London for the film, and even on Friday morning, Spencer Matthews made an appearance on “This Morning” to promote the show’s launch.

Disney has released a statement on social media about the delay:

We’re sorry that the debut date for Finding Michael has shifted on Disney+. We will let you know as soon as we have new timings for its launch. This will be in the near future. Thanks for your patience.

Unfortunately, we don’t yet know when the documentary will be arriving on Disney+ or why there was a last-minute scheduling change.  It’s not the first time this has happened to a Disney+ Original, and it probably won’t be the last time.

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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: Twitter: Facebook:

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