We have been informed by some of our readers that Disney has removed “Maleficent” from Disney+ in the United States.  Where it has now moved to the USA Network, Sling and Fubo Tv.  The film is still available on Disney+ in other countries.

The film tells the story of a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, who has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading king’s successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora — realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Unfortunately, Disney+ doesn’t advertise these removals in advance like other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.


Disney had only added the film onto Disney+ in October and this continues the trend of some older movies coming to Disney+ from another streaming service, only to be removed within a short period, such as Cinderella.

This is due to existing contracts that hopefully will expire soon.


No return date for Maleficent to Disney+ in the United States has yet been announced.

What do you think of Disney+ removing titles from its library?








Roger Palmer

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4 Comments

  1. Tasha February 11, 2021

    I think it’s pointless why have maleficent mistress of evil on Disney plus and not have Maleficent that makes no sense if you have never seen maleficent.you can have one without the other

  2. Tasha February 11, 2021

    I think it’s pointless why have maleficent mistress of evil on Disney plus and not have Maleficent that makes no sense if you have never seen maleficent.you can have one without the other

    1. Roger Palmer February 11, 2021

      Existing contracts.... its not Disney's decision

  3. Sharon May 22, 2021

    Very frustrating! I was going to watch Cinderella tonight only to find it gone 😖 I thought, okay 2nd choice Maleficent 😖 Am now watching Mistress of Evil, but pretty miffed about it. I have Disney+ so I can watch all my favorite Disney and Pixar films and shorts. Speaking of, why has Disney+ never had Paperman? Excellent short!