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Disney Vs Fox Films Added 2022

Last Updated: Jun 3rd, 2022: Two more Fox films gone, two more added (without promotion)

Each month Disney adds new films from both Disney and 20th Century Studios (formerly Fox) libraries. Here we’ll keep an ongoing list of library titles each month throughout the year, grouped by release year. Seeing the content in this manner provides an opportunity to look for patterns and try to understand Disney’s pre-existing contracts and title availability. What do you notice?

20th Century / Searchlight Films

  1. Hot Shots! (1991) – REMOVED
  2. Hot Shots Part Deux (1993) – REMOVED
  3. The Sandlot (1993) – REMOVED
  4. The Sandlot (1993) (5th Return!! 1st ever twice in one year!)
  5. Dr. Dolittle (1998) (Returned)
  6. Never Been Kissed (1999) (4th Return)
  7. Like Mike (2002)
  8. Catch that Kid (2004) – REMOVED
  9. Fantastic Four (2005) (Returned)
  10. Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
  11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) (Returned)
  12. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) (Returned)
  13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) (Returned)
  14. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
  15. Step (2017)
  16. West Side Story (2021)

+16 20th Century Studios films added

-4 of the films added this year already removed

+12 net gain from this year’s adds.

We can also subtract the titles that weren’t added this year, but got removed this year –

  1. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) was removed for Peacock
  2. Jingle All The Way (1996) was removed
  3. The Peanuts Movie (2015) was removed
  4. Anastasia (1997) was removed
  5. Baby’s Day Out (1994) was removed
  6. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) was removed
  7. Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011) was removed.
  8. The Big Year (2011) was removed.
  9. Horton Hears a Who was removed.
  10. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) was removed.

+2 gain in 2022 when these numbers are included

7 films returned from previous removals

1 film removed again after returning (Sandlot)

0 films removed again after returning then exiting, then returning again (Sandlot, we’re looking at you…)

Our Take:

June 3rd update: We hit 0 for 2022 and then the next day they quietly added 2 more. So we expect those 2 to also leave. At this point in previous years we were over 20. After our complaints time and time again about the idiotic short-term Fox stays, they’ve finally heard us.

Now they add ZERO Fox films at all. June will mark 3 months without even 1 Fox library film. All 3 months will be the first 3 since launch without any. They literally stopped cold. Disney+ USA is awful. Why don’t they buyout the Fox titles they way they did Disney Pictures, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars? Give USA films!!!!!!!!!

April 2nd update: The 3 films that left April 1st were, as usual, ridiculous. Especially the 2 that streamed less than 3 months. ESPECIALLY Sandlot, leaving for the 2nd time in 4 months and a record-setting 5th time. The film is NOT worth the hassle. STOP ADDING IT UNTIL THE DEALS INHERITED BY FOX EXPIRE OR IT CAN STREAM AT LEAST 1 YEAR.

Disney / Touchstone Films

  1. Snow Dogs (2002) (Returned)
  2. Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) (Returned)

+2 Disney films added

-0 of the films added this year already removed

+2 net gain from this year’s adds.

We can also subtract the titles that weren’t added this year, but got removed this year –

  1. Million Dollar Arm (2014) (less than a month after getting added)

+1 gain in 2022 when these numbers are included

2 films returned from previous removals. (That’s all!)

0 films removed again after returning

0 films removed again after returning then exiting, then returning again

Our Take:

May 30th update: It continues. They refuse to add Disney films to Disney+. They even got The BFG (2016) off Netflix in February, but left it in the vault.

Disney refuses to utilize their made-for-TV films or Touchstone brands appropriately. The effort continues to be insulting to subscribers.


2021 Fox vs Disney

20th Century Studios Films

  1. Oklahoma (1955)
  2. Caravan of Courage (1984)
  3. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  5. The Sandlot (1993) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN (Returning 4th time Jan 7)
  6. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
  7. Rookie of the Year (1993) (Returned)
  8. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
  9. Thumbelina (1994) (Returned)
  10. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  11. X-Men (2000) (Returned)
  12. Ice Age (2002) (Returned)
  13. Home Alone 4 (2002)
  14. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) (Returned)
  15. Garfield (2004) (Returned)
  16. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) (Returned)
  17. Sandlot 2 (2005) (Returned)
  18. Fantastic Four (2005) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN
  19. Dr Dolittle 3 (2006) – REMOVED
  20. Night at the Museum (2006) (Returned)
  21. Everyone’s Hero (2006) – REMOVED
  22. X-Men The Last Stand (2006)
  23. Flicka (2006) (Returned)
  24. Garfield Tail of Two Kitties (2006) (Returned)
  25. Ice Age Meltdown (2006)
  26. Aquamarine (2006) – REMOVED
  27. Eragon (2006) (Returned)
  28. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
  29. Fantastic Four Rise of Silver Surfer (2007) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN
  30. Horton Hears a Who (2008)
  31. X-Men Origins Wolverine (2009) – REMOVED
  32. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) – REMOVED
  33. Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) – REMOVED (Returned)
  34. Ramona & Beezus (2010) – REMOVED
  35. Flicka 2 (2010) – REMOVED
  36. Gulliver’s Travels (2010) – REMOVED
  37. Rio (2011)REMOVED
  38. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
  39. The Big Year (2011)
  40. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
  41. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  42. Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)
  43. Red Tails (2012) (Returned)
  44. Ice Age Continental Drift (2012)
  45. Home Alone 5 Holiday Heist (2012)
  46. Epic (2013) – REMOVED
  47. The Wolverine (2013) – REMOVED
  48. Walking with Dinosaurs (2013) – REMOVED
  49. The Book of Life (2014)
  50. The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (Returned)
  51. Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
  52. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip (2015)
  53. Miss Peregrine’s (2016)
  54. Ferdinand (2017)
  55. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  56. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
  57. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
  58. Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021)

+58 20th Century Studios films added

-14 of the films added this year already removed

+44 net gain from this year’s adds.

We can also subtract the titles that weren’t added this year, but got removed this year –

  1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) was removed for HBO
  2. Dr Dolittle (1998) was removed for HBO
  3. Dr Dolittle 2 (2001) was removed for HBO
  4. Millions (2004) was removed for HBO
  5. Big (1988) was removed for Starz
  6. Far From Home (1995) was removed for Starz
  7. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) was removed for HBO
  8. Bend it Like Beckham (2002) was removed for HBO
  9. Eddie the Eagle (2013) was removed for unknown.
  10. Ever After (1998)

+34 gain in 2021 when these numbers are included

16 films returned from previous removals

2 films removed again after returning

1 film removed again after returning then re-added again

Our Take:

Bad year.

Disney Films

  1. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)
  2. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
  3. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  4. Mark Twain and Me (1991)
  5. Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)
  6. Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (1994)
  7. White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
  8. Man of the House (1995)
  9. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997)
  10. Dan in Real Life (2007)
  11. Underdog (2007)
  12. Enchanted (2007)
  13. The Pixar Story (2007)
  14. A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa (2008)
  15. Snow Buddies (2008)
  16. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
  17. Santa Buddies (2009)
  18. Space Buddies (2009)
  19. The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
  20. Tron Legacy (2010) (Returned)
  21. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
  22. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
  23. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (Returned)
  24. Spooky Buddies (2011)
  25. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (2012)
  26. Treasure Buddies (2012)
  27. Maleficent (2014) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN
  28. Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
  29. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
  30. McFarland, USA (2015)
  31. Tinkerbell and Legend of Neverbeast (2015)
  32. Tomorrowland (2015) – REMOVED
  33. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  34. Upside-Down Magic (2020)
  35. Adventure Thru The Walt Disney Archives (2020)
  36. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  37. Black Widow (2021)
  38. Cruella (2021)
  39. Jungle Cruise (2021)
  40. Under Wraps (2021)
  41. Spin (2021)
  42. Shang-Chi (2021)
  43. Encanto (2021)

+43 Disney films added

-2 of the films added this year already removed

+41 net gain

We can also subtract the titles that weren’t added this year, but got removed this year –

  1. The Other Me (2000) was removed for contractual issues
  2. The BFG (2016) was removed for Netflix

+39 gain in 2021 when these numbers are included.

2 films returned from previous removal
1 film removed again after returning

Our Take:

Tomorrowland NEVER should have been added September 3rd. After promoting it since launch (23 months) they pulled it after less than 1 month of availability. VERY misleading and harmful to customer trust.

Maleficent should not have been added either. Gone 2 months later.

With the amount of Disney films missing, this is not good progress being made. The promises made before launch were all exaggerations: “All your favorites in one place;” “Pretty soon after launch almost the entire library…”