It’s no April Fools. Disney has removed the 20th Century Studios film, “Mr Poppers Penguins” from Disney+ in the United States.

The reason for the removal is due to pre-existing contracts made before the Walt Disney Company purchased 20th Century Fox.  And at the start of every month, usually, we see a small number of titles removed.

One of the problems with these pre-existing contracts, is that often the 20th Century Studios have a tendency to jump on and off Disney+, depending on when they are legally allowed onto the system.  “Mr Poppers Penguins” was only added to Disney+ in the US a few months ago.

Unlike other streaming services like Netflix or HBO Max, Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers in advance that titles are going to be removed.

The good news is that eventually, the film will return to Disney+ in the United States, once it has fulfilled its contractual obligations.

“Mr Poppers Penguins” is still available on Disney+ in many other countries, which generally have fewer titles removed due to these pre-existing contracts.

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life…until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon, Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down. Adapted from the award-winning classic children’s book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a cool blast of fun for all ages!

What do you think of “Mr Poppers Penguins” being removed from Disney+?

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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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  1. john April 1, 2022


  2. Stella Zhong April 3, 2022

    The good news is that eventually, the film will return to Disney+ in the USA once it has fulfilled its contractual obligations.