“The Mistle-Tones” Removed From Disney+ (US/Canada/UK)
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen many films and shows removed from Disney+ around the world, and unfortunately, one of the titles removed is “The Mistle-Tones”, which was originally released on ABC Family in the US. The film is no longer available on Disney+ in many countries, including the United States, Canada and in the UK. The film is still currently available on Disney+ in some countries, including Australia.
In this film, Holly, blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group’s leader, Marci, Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure.
Unlike most other removals, which are done either due to an existing contract with another company like Starz or HBO or due to it being a limited release, like a holiday special, the reason for this removal is unknown. However, it could be down to Disney trying to reduce costs, such as in residual payments to cast/crew or server costs. Unfortunately, Disney doesn’t inform subscribers in advance of removals, which other streaming services do. So subscribers would be unaware of the embedding removal.
It’s currently unknown if “The Mistle-Tones” will be returned to Disney+, as it has recently been temporarily removed and readded, since the film was recently removed and added back the following day, before ultimately being removed again. Hopefully, the film will be added back to Disney+ at some point and stay.