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Disney+, Hulu to Begin Disappearing Dozens of Shows From Their Libraries

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Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) in Lucasfilm's WILLOW exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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Both Disney+ and Hulu will “pull an HBO Max” on Friday, May 26, and (not-so-)quietly remove dozens of shows from their respecting streaming libraries.

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Disney’s chief financial officer, Christine McCarthy, gave a heads-up on the library edit during the company’s recent Q1 earnings call, saying, “We will be removing certain content from our streaming platforms and currently expect to take an impairment charge” — or, write-off — “of approximately $1.5 to $1.8 billion.”

It is unclear at this time where the excised titles might wind up. Many of those lost to HBO Max’s own purge landed on FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) services such as Tubi and Roku.

Beyond the Friday, May 26 removal of titles including Willow, Big Shot, Dollface and others listed below, Disney is also looking to better curate its production of streaming content.

“As we grow the business in terms of the global footprint,” Disney CEO Robert Iger said, “we realized that we made a lot of content that is not necessarily driving sub growth. And we’re getting much more surgical about what it is we make.”

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‘Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’Courtesy of Disney+

DISNEY+ Shows Being Removed
Be Our Chef
Big Shot
Cheaper by the Dozen
Diary of a Future President
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Earth to Ned
The Hot Zone
It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
Just Beyond
Magic Camp
The Making Of Willow
Marvel’s Hero Project
The Mighty Ducks
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The One and Only Ivan
Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
The Real Right Stuff
Rogue Trip
(2020 movie)
Timmy Failure
Turner & Hooch
Weird But True!
The World According To Jeff Goldblum

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‘Dollface’Courtesy of Hulu

HULU Shows Being Removed
Best in Dough
Best in Snow
Everything’s Trash
Little Demon
Love in the Time of Corona
The Premise

The Quest
Y: The Last Man

What show do you now plan to quickly binge this weekend before Disney+/Hulu “disappears” it?

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