10:00 am EST, January 15, 2020

Why Disney+ is missing ‘Enchanted’ and other Disney movies

Some of your new and old favorites aren't available...yet.

Some of your favorite Disney movies, including Enchanted, will remain in the vault for the launch of Disney+. But you can still find most of them elsewhere. Last updated January 15, 2020.

Disney has officially joined the streaming game with their own platform, Disney+. It’s an exciting time for hardcore Disney fans, as well as Star Wars and Marvel fans. All of your favorite movies are finally available in one place. At least, that’s what Disney originally boasted.

It turns out that while Disney+ does have a huge amount of content on the platform (over 7,500 television episodes and 500 movies), it doesn’t have all of your favorites. At least, it doesn’t have them yet, like Enchanted.

Many old and new favorites are currently licensed under other streaming platforms like Netflix and Starz. Unfortunately, Disney+ is going to have to wait for those contracts to expire before they can be added to their own platform.

For your convenience, here are the Disney movies you will not find on Disney+, sorted by where you will find them in the United States. Movies are in alphabetical order.

Of course, if you want to watch any of these and can’t be bothered with adding another streaming app, they’re all available for rent — at a one-time cost — from iTunes, Amazon, etc.

We are also sharing the date that these movies will be released on Disney+, if a date is known. The date is in parenthesis after the film’s title.

Netflix

If the Disney movie you’re looking for isn’t on Disney+, there’s a good chance Netflix is currently holding it hostage. Of particular note are two Star Wars films that are preventing Disney+ from having the whole collection.

  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (Available on Disney+ July 29, 2020)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Available June 25, 2020)
  • Black Panther (Available March 4, 2020)
  • Christopher Robin (Available September 5, 2020)
  • Expedition China
  • Ghost of the Mountains
  • Growing Up Wild
  • Incredibles 2 (Available July 30, 2020)
  • John Carter (Available May 2, 2020)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (Available January 9, 2021)
  • National Treasure (Available April 30, 2020)
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Available November 28, 2020)
  • Oceans
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (Available December 11, 2020)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Available July 9, 2020)
  • Tarzan (Available June 23, 2020)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Available March 25, 2020)

Starz

In the event you couldn’t find the film you’re looking for on Netflix, it’s probably listed in the Starz collection.

  • Frankenweenie (Available April 1, 2020)
  • Into the Woods (Available November 28, 2020)
  • The Lone Ranger (Available April 30, 2021)
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • McFarland, USA
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Old Dogs
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Available October 30, 2020)

HBO

Even HBO has managed to snag a few Disney gems, keeping them out of Disney+’s hands for the time being.

  • The Big Green (Available July 1, 2020)
  • George of the Jungle (Available May 1, 2020)
  • Homeward Bound (Available May 1, 2020)
  • The Mighty Ducks (Available July 1, 2020)

Cinemax

Cinemax may not have many Disney movies, but they did manage to get ahold of this classic.

  • Cool Runnings

TNT

TNT also has a claim to one Disney movie that isn’t on Disney+.

  • Cinderella (2015) (Available September 1, 2020)

You Need to Buy These Movies

Apart from the second Maleficent film (which simply has not been released anywhere yet), the rest of these films are a mix of old and new movies that are not being streamed anywhere.

Most of the Marvel movies are on Disney+, but there are some notable absences. The Spider-Man films and The Incredible Hulk are distributed under different companies, while the other four are still licensed to Netflix for the time being.

A handful of these are expected to be released on Disney+ by the end of 2020. Known dates are listed below. How can you watch movies like Enchanted before then? You’ll have to do it the old fashion way: Buy a digital or physical copy via iTunes, Google, Amazon, etc.

  • Air Bud
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Available November 5, 2020)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) (Available October 1, 2020)
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Enchanted
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • The Jungle Book (2016) (Available May 30, 2021)
  • Maleficent (Available October 1, 2020)
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Penguins
  • Planes (Available November 5, 2020)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Available December 2, 2020)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Tomorrowland (Available September 1, 2021)
  • Toy Story 4 (Available February 5, 2020)
  • Wings of Life

Which Disney movies are you most disappointed aren’t on Disney+?

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