Disney Is Going To Remove Original Series From Streaming Next Week

Disney series being removed from their streaming service include Willow, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, and Marvel’s Project Hero.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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Times are tough for everyone, and Hollywood is no exception. Just like The CW has cut down on their amount of scripted content and HBO Max axed a number of titles from streaming as well as production (farewell Batgirl), Disney is the next in line to ditch several of their series. As we reported just last week, the House of Mouse would be pulling a slew of content from Disney+ and Hulu with Deadline revealing the titles that are on the chopping block, including Willow and Big Shot.

If you were a fan of the original ‘80s classic that was Ron Howard and George Lucas’ Willow, you’ll want to catch the series before it takes its final bow (for now). After not receiving a Season 2 order, the first installment is among the long list of titles that will be packed up in the Disney vault. Also included in the wipe, which will take place on May 26, will be The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Big Shot, Just Beyond, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Rosaline, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Turner & Hooch, and Diary of a Future President.

Because Disney also owns 67 percent of Hulu, they’ll also be axing some discontinued titles. Included will be Y: The Last Man, Maggie, Little Demon, Dollface, The Hot Zone, Pistol, Love in the Time of Corona, Best in Dough, Darby and the Dead, The Premise, and several others. 

While we speculated last week that both the Star Wars and Marvel universes would be safe, the latter will, in fact, have some titles taken away. While audiences can still expect to catch favorites like Loki, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Ragnarok, and more, even Iron Man couldn’t save Marvel’s Project Hero, Marvel’s Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever, and Marvel’s MPower from Disney’s blip. 

Along with the removal of these productions, audiences can expect Disney to be putting out less content moving forward. Taking a cue from fellow networks, the studio will be making budget cuts that will see them moving forward with only sure-fire hits. As always, a certain thing is never all that certain but with their new plan in action, subscribers can expect to be getting more bang for their buck through quality and not quantity.

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The Willow series is leaving Disney+

The latest company to do so, Disney is following in the footsteps of the aforementioned CW and HBO Max in cutting back on their production budgets. The CW recently revealed their plans to move away from scripted content, purging the upcoming year of many programs that looked like they’d be greenlit including Walker prequel Walker: Independence and Supernatural prequel, The Winchesters. Both series are hoping to shop around for a new home at this time. 

Although Disney has the best intentions in mind for their consumers, hoping to bring them bigger and better productions by cutting ties with not-so-popular titles, the change is sure to anger some subscribers unhappy with what they’re paying for the streamer. For now, we’ll need to wait and see if the studio can hold up its end of the bargain and ensure that only the best will be released from here on out.