If you love queuing up Disney movies on Netflix, plan your next Disney marathon as soon as possible because most Disney movies will be leaving Netflix in 2019. Disney is launching their own streaming service titled Disney+ which means you’ll need a subscription to keep watching your favorite new and classic Disney movies.
The streaming service isn’t limited to classic Disney films, which may give consumers more incentive to subscribe. The Disney+ site advertises Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic brands. Disney hasn’t announced an official start date, but you can subscribe to updates on the Disney+ site so you’ll be first to know when the service becomes available. There’s no word on the exact price of the new service, although Variety reported that Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger stated the cost of Disney+ will be less than Netflix’s $8-$14 monthly fee.
In 2016, Disney entered into a contract with Netflix that allowed Netflix to stream titles like Finding Dory, Moana, and Beauty and the Beast. You can still watch most of these Disney movies on Netflix, but they’ll all be removed by the end of 2019. The site What’s on Netflix published a full list of all Disney movies that will be removed, along with their removal dates so you can make sure to re-watch them before they’re gone. Only newer movies are included on the list right now, and there’s no official word from Disney on whether they’ll allow older movies to stay on Netflix.