Disney+ Cuts Content to Save Money

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When Disney CEO Bob Iger announced during Disney’s last earnings call that Disney+ had lost four million subscribers and that they were talking about merging it with the Hulu app, many expected more changes could come later.

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It’s later.

Hulu Disney+ FeatureOn May 26, 2023, several Disney entertainment series and specials will leave the streaming service.

“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,” CFO Christine McCarthy said during the earnings call on May 10.

The Walt Disney Company is not the first streaming giant to cut content to save money. Discovery has removed several series from HBO Max, while AMC and Showtime’s streaming services have reduced programming as well.

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According to Deadline, here is the list of canceled series and specials. Some are on Disney+, while others are Hulu entities.

The Mysterious Benedict Society [Disney+]

Big Shot [Disney+]

Turner & Hooch [Disney+]

Willow [Disney+]

The Making Of Willow [Disney+]

Just Beyond [Disney+]

The World According To Jeff Goldblum [Disney+]

Pistol [FX/Hulu]

Dollface [Hulu]

The Quest [Disney+]

The Hot Zone [Nat Geo/Hulu]

Y: The Last Man [FX/Hulu]

Maggie [Hulu]

Little Demon [FX/Hulu]

The Premise [Hulu]

Love In The Time Of Corona [Hulu]

Everything’s Trash [Hulu]

Best In Snow [Hulu]

Best In Dough [Hulu]

The One And Only Ivan [Disney+]

Timmy Failure [Disney+]

Be Our Chef [Disney+]

Magic Camp [Disney+]

Howard [Disney+]

Earth To Ned [Disney+]

Foodtastic [Disney+]

Stuntman [Disney+]

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings [Disney+]

Wolfgang [Disney+]

It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer [Disney+]

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More Changes

This update to Disney+ programming comes on the heels of other big announcements by the Walt Disney Company. They have recently announced plans to close the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser themed experience and cancelled plans to relocate many of their employees to a new campus in Florida.


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It will be curious to see what further changes Disney will be making in the coming months. Not just on their streaming services but in the many theme Parks and resorts as well.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)