Ten months since launch, Disney+ has defined itself as the destination for Star Wars, Marvel, and, thanks to recent additions of Hamilton and The Greatest Showman, movie musicals. In fact, when Disney executives addressed what is popular on Disney+, one genre dominated the discussion.
“Musicals are doing very, very well,” said Bob Iger on February 4, 2020 when speaking to investors. “We’ve been heartened by the fact that there has been consumption of a broad array of [titles] across all of our brands… led by musicals, recent theatrical releases and The Mandalorian.”
While some titles are currently licensed to other streamers or may involve music licensing fees, the majority are within reach in the Disney vault and available for a song. Here are 33 Disney-owned musicals currently missing on Disney Plus.
1. Anastasia (1997)
This beloved Don Bluth film is already available on Disney+ in some countries, though the HBO-Disney deal currently keeps it from US subscribers.
2. Make Mine Music (1946)
Recently marking 74 years since release, this is the only fully animated Disney classic currently not available on Disney+.
3. Enchanted (2007)
Reportedly, composer Alan Menken has been working on songs for a sequel to this Amy Adams star vehicle, so hopefully this musical comedy will end up on Disney+ soon.
4. So Dear to My Heart (1948)
A boy raises a lamb its mother has rejected, which he names after a racehorse. Similar to Enchanted and Mary Poppins, this classic has several animated sequences.
Freelance journalist Josh M. Shepherd covers culture and entertainment for several media outlets, including articles on Disney Plus, the surprising impact of Mary Poppins and Disney nostalgia. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Josh and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area with their son.