For the 4th month in a row, the press release is an insult to subscribers that appears to have been rushed out without consulting with any departments other than the Originals. For the 4th month in a row, a new all-time record has been set for least catalog additions in one month. Somehow… somehow… they forgot to add any in-season episode batches. Or anything. The list is 2 library titles. They added 4 more, quietly, on their official press site. 6 library titles.
Moon Knight is airing each week. Earth Day allows Disney an excuse to add 4 originals in 1 day…?
Um… this will all be over soon and it will be May so that we can do it again?
Except, we don’t subscribe solely for originals. The library is not there to fill the gaps in between. It’s unacceptable that we wait month after month for missing cartoons, films, and gems, only for Disney to give us a stick in the eye.
For the 3rd month in a row, we are forgoing our separate Monthly Library Breakdown article. Until Disney provides a consistent and reliable product, there is nothing for us to cover. We instead added some of our classic statistics below:
The Mini-Library Breakdown
ESPN – 4
20TH CENTURY – 1
DISNEY JUNIOR – 0
NAT GEO – 0
DISNEY CHANNEL / XD – 0
DISNEY – 1
ABC / FREEFORM / FOX TV – 0
RECENT SHORTS – 0
VINTAGE TV / SHORTS – 0
TOTAL LIBRARY – 6. All-time lowest since launch. Insulting, borderline scam effort
ORIGINALS – 9. Super solid. The problem is that it’s way, way, way too early in Disney+’s existence for originals to be the only they provide each month. They should have 800 more library titles in before they “slow down” and focus solely on originals. By then, it will be okay and most major gaps will be filled.
Arriving On Disney+ April 2022
Friday, April 1
- Better Nate Than Never [Original]
- Herbie Fully Loaded [Disney] – Returning after a whopping 18-month stay at HBO Max as one of the FINAL 3 films under the 2009 Disney / HBO library deal. Only 2 left now: Dark Water (2005) and Old Dogs (2009)!
Wednesday, April 6
- Moon Knight (Episode 1×02) [Original]
- The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Episode 1×08) [Original]
Friday, April 8
- Chasing Mavericks (2012) [20th Century]
- Fernando Nation (2010) [ESPN]
- Four Days In October (2010) [ESPN]
- Jordan Rides The Bus (2010) [ESPN]
- Silly Little Game (2010) [ESPN]
Wednesday, April 13
- Moon Knight (Episode 1×03) [Original]
- The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Episode 1×09) [Original]
- Scrat Tales (Season 1) [Original]
Friday, April 15
**Due to continued unprofessional work, there is literally nothing scheduled. This is now the 3rd month in a row with dates left completely empty on the press release lists. Over 4000 Disney Pictures, Fox, Touchstone, Freeform made for TV, ABC made for TV, Nat Geo, and Hollywood Pictures films remain missing – there should never be an empty Friday or for that matter a Friday without at least 5 films.**
Wednesday, April 20
- Moon Knight (Episode 1×04) [Original]
- The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Episode 1×10) [Original] – Season finale
Friday, April 22
- Bear Witness (2022) [Original]
- The Biggest Little Farm: The Return (2022) [Original]
- DisneyNature Polar Bear (2022) [Original]
- Explorer: The Last Tepui (2022) [Original]
Wednesday, April 27
- Moon Knight (Episode 1×05) [Original]
- Sketchbook (Season 1) (2022) [Original]
Friday, April 29
**As with 2 weeks ago, due to continued unprofessional work, there is literally nothing scheduled. This is now the 3rd month in a row with dates left completely empty on the press release lists. Over 4000 Disney Pictures, Fox, Touchstone, Freeform made for TV, ABC made for TV, Nat Geo, and Hollywood Pictures films remain missing – there should never be an empty Friday or for that matter a Friday without at least 5 films.**
Leaving April 1
While we don’t currently know of any films leaving we have 4 you should watch carefully…
Mr Poppers Penguins is showing up on list for Hulu. Previously, Hulu has stolen Ramona and Beezus, Gulliver’s Travels, Rio, and more…
X-Men Days of Future Past, Fault in Our Stars, and The Book Of Life are nearing time to leave for HBO Pay Two. All 3 will leave before the fall.
Ongoing Bad Streaks
Additional Statistics / Wrap
Returning titles: 1 (Herbie Fully Loaded)
Re-listed titles: 0
Worst variety in history. Only 3 genres of library – ESPN, Disney, and Fox. ESPN is now for the 4th month in a row dropping a few ESPN docs as if Disney is admitting they no longer care to work to license other content.
As we said last month, we encourage cancellations and pirating of their originals (and when you cancel, explain the reason is you expected library each month along with the originals).
Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.