With the start of a brand new month, it unfortunately means that due to contracts made by 20th Century Fox before Disney purchased the company, a small selection of films are removed temporarily from Disney+ in the United States.
And today, the family favourite film, “We Brought A Zoo”, has been removed from Disney+ in the United States and is now available on Hulu. Once the film completes its contract, the film will return to Disney+. The film had previously been removed from Disney+ and added to Starz for a while, before returning to Disney+.
Even though Disney owns 66% of Hulu, Comcast still owns a third of Hulu, so they still have to enforce contracts in place until Disney can buy out Comcast’s stake in 2024. Disney is also planning on making Hulu content available within Disney+ later this year, so Hulu subscribers will soon be able to watch the film through Disney+ that way soon!
Oscar-winner Matt Damon gives a heartfelt performance in this delightful film that’s based on a true story. When his teenage son gets into trouble, Benjamin Mee (Damon) gives up a lucrative newspaper job to move his family to the most unlikely of places: a zoo! With help from an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, Benjamin embarks on a fresh beginning to restore the dilapidated zoo to its former glory, while uniting his family. From the director of Jerry Maguire, We Bought a Zoo is a wonderful, warm and witty celebration of the human spirit.
Internationally, the film is still available to stream on Disney+.
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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.