When Disney+ launches on November 12th in the US, there are some recent Disney movies that won’t be available on day one, this is due to an existing contract with Netflix, which effects movies released between 2016 and 2018.
Generally, anything Disney released in 2018 won’t be available on Disney+ straight away, so the majority of titles won’t be effected, here is a rundown of what movies won’t be on Disney+ at launch and when they leave Netflix:
November 29th, 2019
A Wrinkle in Time
March 25th, 2020
The Incredibles 2
July 30th, 2020
September 5th, 2020
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
November 28th, 2020
Ralph Breaks the Internet
December 11th, 2020
Mary Poppins Returns
January 9th, 2021
After these movies have left Netflix, they should be coming to Disney+ shortly afterwards, though we won’t know exactly how long the delay is until Disney+ is running and we’ve seen how long it takes “Coco” to be added.
The majority of these films were confirmed to be coming to Disney+ within the first year of its launch during an Investors Day in April.
While it is frustrating that the entire Disney catalog won’t be available at launch, it does mean these movies will slowly be drip fed onto the new streaming service. It’s also going to be confusing for customers who are expecting every title to be available.
There are many Disney movies still available to stream on Netflix, including recently added titles such as “Race To Witch Mountain” and “Princess and the Frog”, but these aren’t included in the main Netflix contract, so are dealt with on a “per movie” basis and are expected to be removed before Disney+ launches.
However if your a Netflix subscriber, you can still enjoy these movies until they expire.
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.