At the start of every month, Disney often has to remove some films from Disney+ due to pre-existing streaming contracts created before Disney+ was created and today, Maleficent” has been from Disney+ in the United States. The movie is still available on Disney+ in other countries.

“Maleficent” was only recently added to Disney+ in October and this marks the second time this has happened. Last October, “Maleficent” was added to Disney+ and removed again within two months.

The film tells the story of a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, who has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading king’s successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora — realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Unfortunately, Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers of any removals in advance like other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.

No return date for Maleficent to Disney+ in the United States has yet been announced, but hopefully, next time it comes back, it comes back for good.

What do you think of Disney+ removing titles from its library?

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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  1. Johnna December 8, 2021

    As a subscriber from day one it’s disappointing that we get no notifications for the movies being pulled, it world be a common courtesy to put a notes up so we know on the movie nothing more disappointing then wanting to watch a movie and have it not be here, this is the whole reason for Subscription Service. Thank you.

  2. Stella Zhong December 30, 2021

    I wish it will return again.