At the start of every month, due to pre-existing contract agreements made before 20th Century Fox was purchased by Disney, some titles are removed from Disney+  in the United States.   Unfortunately, today has seen the removal of the 20th Century Studios classic film from the 1940s “Miracle on 34th Street”.

The film tells the story of Kris Kringle, who seemingly is the embodiment of Santa Claus, who is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

“Miracle on 34th Street” has now moved over to HBO Max.  No return date for “Miracle on 34th Street ” to Disney+ in the United States has yet been announced.

Expect this removal to be temporary, as eventually, once the pre-existing contracts that were made before Disney purchased 20th Century Fox have expired, titles that are removed, will return to Disney and hopefully stay there.

While Disney doesn’t remove too many titles each month, unfortunately, Disney+ doesn’t advertise these removals in advance like other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.

“Miracle on 34th Street” hasn’t been removed in other countries, as generally, the contract 20th Century Studios made with companies like HBO, only applied to the US.

What do you think of “Miracle on 34th Street” moving to HBO Max?




Roger Palmer

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  1. Ethan Anania October 25, 2021

    That's just BS, HBO Max shouldn't be allowed to have this film on the service, I can't wait when a petition for all Disney titles to be removed from HBO Max will be made someday

    1. Clyde October 28, 2021

      Calm down man there is a reason why the film is on there. You see 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios) signed a deal with HBO in the early 80s long before Disney gained ownership of the studio that has been extended numerous times, but will expire on 2022. That’s why you see many 20th Century Studios films on HBO Max including it’s 2021 theatrical releases. Besides the article even mentioned that the film will only be there temporarily so relax and be patient also in my opinion I like HBO Max better than Disney+.