Fans have their gripes about Disney Plus—such as hundreds of missing Disney-owned titles, and not having enough content for audiences over age 12.

Still, TV animation is where Disney Plus excels as the streamer features dozens of shows produced since the 1980’s. Or is it? Those who grew up watching these cartoon series—along with a few live-action shows—enjoy them for nostalgia. Yet newer fans often have trouble following along.

That’s because episodes for several shows are listed out-of-order. In some cases, episodes aired out-of-order to begin with so only show creators and sharp-eyed fans can catch where the issues are. To their credit, Disney+ has already reordered DuckTales (2017) and Phineas and Ferb following months of complaints from fans and show creators.


Listed alphabetically by title, the following 30 shows currently need episodes reordered to invite new fans in to storylines and be truly binge-worthy. Data compiled by blogger Drew Ryan.


Austin and Ally (2011-2016)

FIXED 8/10/20. The final two episodes are in wrong order. They aired right and Amazon Prime has them right.


Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012)

Season 2 episode 15 is listed as Season 2 Episode 26, the series finale. It was not aired last in any country.  The proper order for season 1 should be 3, 4 ,5 6, 7, 1, 2.

Bonkers (1993-1994)

Episodes 46 and 47 should be re-ordered as the pilot episodes.


Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)

Episodes 28-32 should be re-ordered as the pilot episodes. They are the introduction to the characters and show. The rest of the show should be in production order.

Darkwing Duck (1991-1992)

Season 1 episodes 28 and 29 are pilot episodes, should be reordered as episodes 1 and 2. The rest of the show should be re-ordered into production order; otherwise, storylines are ruined.

DuckTales (1987-1990) 

Season 1 Episodes 37 – 41 first aired combined as a movie pilot and introduce the characters and show. They need to be moved to the front of season 1. The rest of the show should be in production order. Four seasons (per Wikipedia) are currently listed as three.

Even Stevens (2000-2003)

It’s currently in neither air order nor production order. Ideally, episodes should be re-sorted into production order.

Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes (2006-2010)

Episode 3 the pilot should be reordered to Episode 1. The rest should be in production order since the storyline is ruined otherwise.


Goof Troop (1992-1993)

Season 1 episode 34 should be episode 2. It aired combined with season 1 episode 1 as the pilot.

Girl Meets World (2014-2017)

Episodes should be re-sorted into production order for minor story beats and continuity that are evident in binge viewing.

Hercules: The Animated Series (1998-1999)

The show’s current Episode 11 aired as the pilot and should be Episode 1.

Kim Possible (2002-2007)

The current order has messed up several storylines and callbacks. Episodes should be reordered to what fans have compiled as the correct chronological order.

King Fishers 

Currently all ten episodes are in a random order, and should be re-sorted to air order.


Liv and Maddie (2013-2017)

Episodes should be re-sorted into production order for minor story beats and continuity that are evident in binge viewing.

Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004)

The current Season 1 Episode 4 should be episode 1. Season 2 episode 24 should be season 2 episode 34 (the last one). These are the most crucial changes as these are the pilot and series finale. Currently, show storylines don’t make sense. The final season is particularly unwatchable. Reordering episodes in production order would fix all issues.

Phil of the Future (2004-2006)

Season 1 episode 10 is the pilot, so it should be reordered as episode 1. It introduces the show. Currently, show storylines don’t make sense. Reordering episodes in production order would fix all issues.

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012-2015)

The episodes are combined with segments they didn’t air with. Ideally, episodes should be re-sorted into production order.

Recess (1997-2001)

Most egregiously, the series is missing seven episodes currently: “Stand Up Randall,” “The Shiner,” “Lord of the Nerds,” “That Stinking Feeling,” “My Funny Valentines,” “The Ratings Game” (all from season 3), and “Partners in Crime” (from season 4). The show is not in air order or production order and has many problems. Sorting episodes into air order would fix issues. Further, the show aired as six seasons but Disney+ has it as three.


Schoolhouse Rock (1973-2009)

Episodes should be sorted into seasons, according to content theme.

Shake It Up (2010-2013)

Episodes should be re-sorted into production order for minor story beats and continuity that are evident in binge viewing.

Spider-Man The Animated Series (1994-1998) 

Currently, five seasons are combined as one. Also, episodes 24 and 25 belong between 21 and 22. (Amazon Prime has the correct order.)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

For years, this series has required the official Star Wars website to promote how to watch the show in chronological order.

The Suite Life Zack and Cody (2005-2008)

Episodes should be resorted into production order, as current order confuses some ongoing plot lines.

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go (2004-2006)

Two episodes are currently misplaced. Season 1 episode 26 should be between 23 and 24. In season 2, episodes 10 and 9 need to be flipped.

TaleSpin (1990-1991)

Episodes 34 – 37 should be reordered as the pilot episodes. These episodes introduce the show and characters.  The current order ruins the story for anyone interested in binging the new show. The rest of the show should be in production order but it’s less necessary.

Tangled the Series (2017-2020)

Season 2 episodes 17 and 18 need to be swapped. They aired in the right order and Amazon Prime has them right.

That’s So Raven (2003-2007)

Episodes should be resorted into production order, as current order confuses some ongoing plot lines.

Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012)

Episodes should be re-sorted into production order for minor story beats and continuity that are evident in binge viewing.

X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997)

Seasons 3 through 6 are not in air order. Storylines are currently jumbled nonsense. The series was plagued with production problems, meaning that episodes aired out of chronological order. Marvel Comics released its own guide noting an official chronological order for the series.

X-men: Evolution (2000-2003)

Season 3 episode 13 should be between episodes 9 and 10.  It was not produced as the finale, but aired in the wrong order.

Thanks again to blogger Drew Ryan for his work compiling all this information.

 

Do you know of other shows on Disney+ listed out-of-order? Comment below.












Josh Shepherd

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.

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7 Comments

  1. Terissalogsdon July 19, 2020

    It’s seems that out of the box episodes are out of order and you have 3 episodes missing episodes from season 1 Let’s eat out Treasures And the gift

  2. Andrew Steele July 31, 2020

    Austin and Ally season 4 last 2 episodes need to be switched places. When you finish watching the last episode it tells you to be continued.

    1. DrewsClues August 9, 2020

      Yes! We had Austin and Ally in draft 2. It's up now :) Thanks for sharing as well.

  3. Tyler Kerstetter August 15, 2020

    Phineas and Ferb are out of order too, the roller coaster episode was first not last!

  4. Chris Bixby September 17, 2020

    I believe Fish Hooks is out-of-order as well.

  5. IronMan October 3, 2020

    Iron Man Armored Adventures has at least two out of order episodes as well. 5 and 6 should be switched

  6. Andrew Scott October 29, 2020

    Recess may have episode out of order, but the episodes are all there.