Over the weekend, a number of films have been removed from Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland, mainly from StudioCanal.
Following the addition of the Star brand in early 2021, a number of films and shows have been added onto Disney+ in the UK and Ireland, which aren’t owned or created by a Disney studio, but have been licensed. Also, Disney+ in the UK is required to have a certain amount of content created within Europe. It’s not known if these titles will return to Disney+ or if the license has now expired.
Unlike other streaming services, Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers in advance whenever a title is going to be removed. In the past six months, Disney has been removing lots of films and shows, many of which are either licenced from other studios, such as the “Paddington” films, which were removed earlier this year.
One thing that’s interesting about all of these removals, is they were all added to Disney+ a year ago, so it’s likely we are going to be seeing lots more titles from other studios like StudioCanal leaving in the months ahead, as Disney added lots of licensed films last year.
Here’s a look at some of the titles that have been removed from Disney+:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Retired spy, George Smiley, is summoned by the Government to investigate a furtive case. With a Soviet mole assumed to be working within their system, will George be able to unveil his identity?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during WWII.
I Give It a Year
Starting where other romantic comedies finish, I Give It a Year charts the trials and tribulations of a rather mismatched couple navigating their first year of marriage.
Nancy, an hyper complexed thirty-something, is challenged by a man who confuses her with his arranged date. She then decides to break with her habits…
Colin Firth portrays the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping.
A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series “Mindhorn” must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person
The Sense of an Ending
Tony Webster learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in the possession of an older but equally as mysterious Veronica, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self.
Swallows and Amazons
Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake in the Lake District, they are overjoyed, but when they get there they discover they may not be alone. The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve. Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome.
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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.