Disney Is Set To Drop More Than 50 Shows from Hulu and Disney Plus

Disney is set to drop more than 50 shows from Hulu and Disney Plus. Tons of original content, inclusive of Black Beauty (2020), Y: The Last Man, and Willow will be taken down from the streaming platforms of Disney kicking off on May 26.

Disney to Drop More Than 50 Shows

Disney to Drop More Than 50 Shows

If there is currently a show on Disney Plus or Hulu that you have been meaning to watch and stream then you just might want to do so quickly before it is taken off from the platforms for good. As per a report by Deadline, Disney is on the verge of removing dozens of series (and a couple of films) from both streaming services and platforms, including WillowY: The Last Man, and Turner & Hooch, as part of the broader cost-cutting measures of the entertainment giant.

During the Q2 earnings call earlier this month byDisney, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and chief financial officer Christine McCarthy made the announcement of plans to take away some content from its streaming services after revealing that Disney Plus had lost 4 million subscribers in the first three months of the year 2023.

What Disney Has To Say about the Recent Development

“We are in the process of reviewing the content on our DTC services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation,” McCarthy stated on the company’s post-earnings call, thus adding that Disney expects to pay a content impairment charge of $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion for the removals of the content in question. And according to Variety, Iger has targeted $3 billion in savings for the year 2023 after spending close to $30 billion on content for the Disney Plus streaming service in the previous year.

The decision of Disney to purge content follows similar cost-cutting moves by HBO Max and Showtime in a bid to avoid paying out for underperforming library titles. Willow, which is the revival of Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy film of the same name, is quite a surprise inclusion among the list of shows that are being removed considering that it had only started airing back in November. Many series such as Willow and The World According To Jeff Goldblum were promoted heavily by Disney. “They gave us six months. Not even,” said the writer of Willow John Bickerstaff on Twitter in response to the developing news. “This business has become absolutely cruel.”

This wave of content removals follows a rough couple of years for the economic outlook of Disney. The company just recently laid off 7,000 employees and also announced plans to restructure key parts of the business in the early parts of this year. Disney also has been hesitant to buy out the 33 percent stake of Comcast in Hulu as it intended to back in 2019, and just recently announced the closure of its absurdly expensive Star Wars-themed hotel experience.

Titles to Be Removed from Disney’s Streaming Services

Below are the anticipated titles to be taken down from Hulku and Disney Plus on May 26 as per reports from Deadline:

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  • Big Shot
  • Turner & Hooch
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
  • Willow
  • The Making Of Willow
  • Diary of a Future President
  • Just Beyond
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Marvel’s Project Hero
  • Marvel’s MPower
  • Marvel’s Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever
  • Rosaline
  • Cheaper by the Dozen remake
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Stargirl
  • Artemis Fowl
  • The Princess
  • Encore!
  • A Spark Story
  • Black Beauty
  • Clouds
  • America the Beautiful
  • Better Nate Than Ever
  • Weird but True!
  • Timmy Failure
  • Be Our Chef
  • Magic Camp
  • Howard
  • Earth to Ned
  • Foodtastic
  • Stuntman
  • Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
  • Wolfgang
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer
  • The Real Right Stuff
  • The Big Fib
  • Rogue Trip
  • More Than Robots
  • Shop Class
  • Pick the Litter
  • Own the Room
  • Among the Stars
  • Harmonious Live!
  • Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays


  • Y: The Last Man
  • Pistol
  • Little Demon
  • Maggie
  • Dollface
  • The Hot Zone
  • The Premise
  • Love in the Time of Corona
  • Everything’s Trash
  • Best in Snow
  • Best in Dough
  • Darby and the Dead
  • The Quest



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