WILLOW Writer Calls Disney+'s Decision To Ditch Show From Streaming Service "Absolutely Cruel"

WILLOW Writer Calls Disney+'s Decision To Ditch Show From Streaming Service "Absolutely Cruel" WILLOW Writer Calls Disney+'s Decision To Ditch Show From Streaming Service "Absolutely Cruel"

Disney+ is about to drop more than four dozen movies and TV shows from the service, though the fact Willow and Y: The Last Man are among them has upset a lot of fans...and creatives! Here's a full list.

By JoshWilding - May 19, 2023 06:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Television

During Disney+'s recent Upfront presentation, it was confirmed that the streamer is in the process of "reviewing the content on our DTC [direct-to-consumer] services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation."

You might need to have a business degree handy to understand that, but the gist is that the company has decided to remove content from Disney+ starting May 26 in order to save money. 

The company will take a write-down in the June quarter of $1.5 billion - $1.8 billion by removing content from its streaming platforms. From there, Disney can exclude the value of this content from its balance sheet, preventing it from being reported as an expense in subsequent reporting periods.

Presumably, Disney will consider offloading some of these movies and TV shows to other streamers, but for now, they're gone.

The biggest surprise is Willow, a small screen follow-up to the cult classic movie which was cancelled after one season (the door was said to be open to more episodes being released down the line, though that's now been slammed shut). 

As you can see below, one of the show's writers, John Bickerstaff, is very upset with the news. So too is Y: The Last Man's showrunner as that short-lived Hulu series is also set to be taken down later this month.

You can see the full list of shows about to be pulled from Disney+ and Hulu below. 

-America the Beautiful
-Among the Stars
-Be Our Chef
-Best in Dough
-Best in Snow
-Better Nate Than Ever
-The Big Fib
-Big Shot
-Black Beauty
-Cheaper by the Dozen (2022)
-Clouds
-Darby and the Dead
-Diary of a Future President
-Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
-Dollface
-Earth to Ned
-Encore!
-Everything’s Trash
-Foodtastic
-Harmonious Live!
-Howard
-It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
-Just Beyond
-Little Demon
-Love in the Time of Corona
-Maggie
-Magic Camp
-The Making of Willow
-The Mighty Ducks
-Marvel’s Hero Project
-Marvel’s MPower
-More Than Robots
-The Mysterious Benedict Society
-The One and Only Ivan
-Own the Room
-Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
-Pick of the Litter
-Pistol
-The Premise
-The Princess
-The Quest
-The Real Right Stuff
-Rogue Trip
-Rosaline
-Shop Class
-A Spark Story
-Stargirl (2020)
-Stuntman
-Super/Natural
-Timmy Failure
-Turner & Hooch
-Weird but True!
-Willow
-Wolfgang
-The World According to Jeff Goldblum
-Y: The Last Man

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