Disney+ News: Major Disney Movie Titles Unavailable On Launch Day
Disney+ is expected to have an impressive selection of content on launch day. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to find every Disney film that’s been made. A large number of Disney movies still won’t be available for streaming on Disney+. It’s not known how long it could take for these films to finally reach the streaming services.
Most of the films aren’t available on the platform on launch day due to conflicting contracts with other streaming services. Then there are classic films such as Song of the South that are said to be too controversial for the streaming service. While the launch of Disney+ is less than a week away, there are hundreds of Disney movies and television shows are expected to appear on the streaming service.
However, there are some missing films that may not make an appearance on Disney+ for several months – or ever. Among those missing, include the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, Coco, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. The reason why these movies won’t be on the streaming service is because of previous deals with other streaming services – Hulu, HBO, and Netflix.
In addition, other missing movies were co-produced in another studio, which means there are rights issues that need to be straightened out first before Disney can bring them over to Disney+. For example, Sony’s Spider-Man films are still tied to Marvel’s Universe. Then there is the case with such films like the new live-action version of Aladdin and The Lion King. The reason why these films aren’t available is because they’re not even available for home release. They will eventually be added to the streaming service in a few more months.
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There is also the problem that some Disney films are just too controversial to be featured on the streaming service. One example is Disney’s Song of the South, a 1946 film that tells the story of Uncle Remus, an old man who tells the wacky story of a bear, fox, and rabbit to a young boy. The film is controversial due to its portrayal of African Americans. Song of the South also received criticism for glorifying the post-Civil War South.
Shawn Robbins, the chief analyst of Boxoffice.com said that Disney wants to take this matter seriously. The company is still debating whether to include Song of the South and other controversial films on its platform. However, Disney has failed to comment on the matter.
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