Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Are All Things Disney Disappearing From Netflix?

article by Peyton Smith
edited by Charlee Tucker

     Netflix is the streaming service everyone goes to, to watch the latest movies and television shows, this includes all of Disney’s movies and TV shows. But, in 2017 Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, announced that they would be removing all Disney movies and shows off of other streaming services, including Netflix. With this news, Mr. Iger announced that Disney would be launching a streaming service called Disney+. Disney+ would include all of Disney’s movies, shows, and upcoming entertainment. According to an article from Variety, Disney+ is starting in 2019 to no longer stream new movies and shows on Netflix. This means that new entertainment from Disney coming in 2019, such as the live action Lion King, the live action Dumbo, Toy Story 4, and so much more will not make it to Netflix. These new movies will go straight to Disney+ after in theaters.
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
     Now, you may be thinking, Disney+ is only going to be for kids so what do I care? Disney entertainment doesn’t just include Disney Princesses like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Taking all Disney entertainment off of Netflix and moving it to Disney+ includes all things Marvel, Star Wars, and so much more. This includes the upcoming Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Caitlynn McAllister, a huge Marvel fan, when told about Disney+ and the plans of it, said, “I feel like Disney+ is not a good idea. Netflix already has everything you need, why change that?” She also stated how she likes having everything on one streaming service that she can watch. Netflix includes a lot of original shows and also shows from other stations including the CW and Freeform. Everyone, when asked, said they would not enjoy having to pay for another streaming service just to watch Marvel, Toy Story 4, and so much more of Disney entertainment.

     So, is Disney worth paying for? That is up to you, but according to Thrillist, Bob Iger said that Disney would cost less than Netflix's $8-$14 monthly rates. But is that really enough for someone to switch from their beloved Netflix to Disney+? Disney will find out when Disney+ launches in late 2019.


  1. Really interesting!! And I heard about this, no one wants to pay more money for another streaming service.

  2. Good to know. I had no idea.