“Step” Removed From Disney+ (US/Canada)
In a surprise removal, the Searchlight Pictures film, “Step” has been removed from Disney+ in the United States and Canada.
“Step” documents the senior year of a girls high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.
The film stars Lakira Anderson, Shanice Barkley, Yakema Barkely, Trachya Biles, Tamar Dennis, and Brooke Dixon. It was produced by Stick Figure Productions and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. It was originally released in cinemas in August 2017.
Usually, most removals take place at the start of each month, because Disney needs to remove them due to previous contracts that require the films to be released on other streaming services. However, Disney has been removing many lesser-known films and shows from the platform globally to save money in the past few months.
Unlike other streaming services, Disney+ doesn’t inform subscribers in advance when a film is about to removed.
It’s unknown if “Step” will be returned to Disney+, the good news is that the film is still showing up in other countries such as Australia, so hopefully, this removal is only temporary.