Disney off Netflix

Disney off Netflix

You will not be finding Dory anymore, at least not on Netflix. But it is not just the fish with short term memory loss that will be missing, it is “High School Musical”, “Lilo and Stitch”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. It is every Disney character, every movie, every show. They will all be off of Netflix.

Disney reports that there is no dispute or disagreement with Netflix but they have started to part ways. The movies will not just disappear because Disney intends on creating their own streaming service that is very similar to Netflix where their movies will be direct-to-customer. The new platform is intended to come out in 2019, so new movies like “Toy Story 4” and “Frozen 2” will appear only on Disney’s new streaming service, according to cnbc.com.

“I don’t think that many people are going to buy it,” junior Jamie Hammond said. “Everyone has Netflix.”

All Pixar films will be removed, but for superhero fans who use Netflix, there is still some hope. There is no certainty on Marvel movies leaving Netflix. Disney claims that not all fans who love Pixar films like “Ratatouille” will be the same audience as those that love Marvel films like “The Avengers”. This would mean that Marvel shows, like “The Defenders”, would remain on Netflix, but the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, claims that everything is still in discussion.

The streaming website however is not just any run of the mill service. It is run by ESPN. Disney has bought a drastic amount of stock in this service which will allow them to have a lot of control of the streaming capabilities. Disney claims they will be using this new control of ESPN streaming to broadcast sports along with their usual Disney movies and shows, something sports fans will benefit from.

“This represents a big strategic shift for the company,” Iger said, according to recode.net. “We felt that having control of a platform we’ve been very impressed with after buying 33 percent of it a year ago would give us control of our destiny.”

This shift for both companies will leave Disney and Netflix fans with a decision to make. They can stick with Netflix and not watch Disney, drop Netflix and buy the new Disney streaming, or they can have both. Whatever fans do, there will be pros and cons, but some are just upset they have to make a decision at all.

“Disney should stay on Netflix,” Hammond said. “ Disney lovers unite.”