WarnerMedia is due to launch it’s new streaming platform, HBO Max on May 27th in the United States and will contain 10,000 hours of movies and shows at launch, plus new original series and fan favorites from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. It will also include many third-party licensed programs and movies, including some from Disney and 20th Century Studios.
New details have been released, revealing a list of some of the movies that will be available at launch on HBO Max, including many 20th Century Studios and Walt Disney Movies that are rated PG-13 or under including:
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
- D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
- D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
- Armageddon (1998)
- True Lies (1994)
- Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
- Dick Tracy (1990)
- The Mighty Ducks (1992)
- Live Free or Die Hard
More Disney and 20th Century Studios movies will available on HBO Max on May 27th, but only some films have so far been announced.
20th Century Fox signed a 10 year contract with HBO back in 2012, which would bring its new movies directly to HBO after they’ve finished their initial cinema and home video releases, such as recent releases such as “Spies in Disguise” and “The Call of the Wild”. This is why the latest 20th Century Studios movies aren’t available on Disney+ in the United States, but are available in other regions, such as “The Art of Racing In The Rain” and many more. However these will only be available temporarily on HBO Max, for example “The Mighty Ducks”, will be coming to Disney+ in July.
The full list does have “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book” listed, however those are part of the Criterion Collection and are black and white movies from the 1940’s.
During a HBO Max presentation last year, some screenshots were released, showing 20th Century Studios movies such as “The Kid Who Would Be King” was shown, along with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, which has recently been added to Disney+ in some other countries.
Unfortunately for Disney+ subscribers in the United States, HBO Max is going to be something effecting the distribution of movies for some time to come, until this existing contract expires.
Will you be getting HBO Max this month?