Back when Disney+ launched in the UK back in 2020, they offered much of what the US offered, including an extensive library of animated titles. Jumping forward to today and Disney+ UK offers an unrivalled library of animated content compared to over-streamers in the UK. Today I want to discuss the size of the animation library and why fans of various animation genres in the UK should try out Disney+ for their animation fix.
The Library Of Animated Features Is Large and Varied:
Let’s start with the animated film catalogue. Disney+ in the UK streams a majority of films from the Walt Disney Animation catalogue as well as most of the Blue Sky Studios films and the entire Pixar film library. Disney+ also makes their original films like the recent “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid” animated films and “Ice Age Adventures Of Buck Wild”, which was the most recent feature film in the long-running “Ice Age” franchise.
Adult Animation Is Thriving On The Platform:
When Disney+ launched in the UK, it offered one adult cartoon, “The Simpsons”, but now, as we move into 2023, the library is so much better. You know most of the popular Disney-owned adult animated series like “Bob’s Burgers”, “American Dad”, “Family Guy”, “Futurama” and “Solar Opposites” as well as less popular but still beloved series like “Bless The Harts”, “The Cleveland Show” and “The Great North” are also available. It seems as of I writing this, the only major adult animated title that Disney owns that is absent from Disney+ UK seems to be “King Of The Hill”, which is missing for some unknown reason, since it’s available on Disney+ in other countries.
Children’s Animated Series Are Thriving:
This is a huge reason for animation fans in the UK to be excited about Disney+. Disney+ UK streams well over one hundred animated series aimed at children and preteens. Some titles include “Filmore”, “Puppy Dog Pals”, “Star Wars Rebels”, “The Owl House”, and both the original and the reboot of “Ducktales”. If you have kids, there is a plethora of animated series that children can binge within Disney+, especially as Disney+ UK streams several titles from BabyTV.
The Library Of Shorts Is Varied and Historically Important:
Many fans of classic animation in the UK will see this as a very important reason to subscribe to Disney+. For those who don’t know, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar and Blue Sky Studios all started their animation journeys by creating animated shorts. Disney+ streams many beloved shorts from Disney’s catalogue, including the original appearance of Mickey Mouse himself, “Steamboat Willie”. Disney+ streams a majority of shorts that Pixar has produced and is only missing around five shorts.
Disney+ Has Pushed Into Anime:
This is a vast market nowadays, and Disney has next to no stake in but they have acquired several series in this genre. Disney’s most notable anime license is “Bleach The Thousand Year Blood War”, “Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall”, and “Tokyo Revengers”. My one problem with Disney+ having anime is the lack of dubbing which makes it harder for those with sight-related disabilities to enjoy those series.
Disney+ offers a range of titles across dozens of genres, but the genre Disney+ is the most interesting regarding the amount of content offered is the animation category. Disney+ offers hundreds of films, shorts and television series as part of the catalogue for animation fans of all ages to enjoy. There are some glaring omissions from Disney’s animation library, like “Make Mine Music” and the entire run of “Oswald The Lucky Rabbit” shorts, but I am sure we will see some of these titles added to Disney+ throughout Disney’s 100 Years Of Wonder celebration.
What Do You Think? Do You Enjoy The Animation Collection On Disney+?
Ethan is an autistic, type one diabetic, Disney fan who grew up with properties like Iron Man, The Lion King, Aladdin and Toy Story. Ethan wants to someday get his own books/films/TV shows made to inspire those with disabilities to be themselves, but for now, Ethan covers his opinions on Disney, their content and how Disney+ can improve.