Disney Vs Fox Films Added 2023

Last Updated: January 15, 2022: Yet another title added quietly. The unprofessional work never ends. 3 out of 3 films added this year were without promo.

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?

Please note: SING-ALONGS DO NOT COUNT AS NEW MOVIES.

20th Century / Searchlight Films

  1. Bend it Like Beckham (2002) (Stealth Return)
  2. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) (Stealth Return)

+2 20th Century Studios 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. X-Men (2000)
  2. X-Men First Class (2011)
  3. The Book of Life (2014)
  4. Rookie of the Year (1993)
  5. Thumbelina (1994)
  6. Step (2017)

-4 net gain in 2023 when these numbers are included

2 films returned from previous removals

0 films removed again after returning

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

Our Take

Horrible start to the year, as usual.

Disney / Touchstone / Hollywood / Made-for-TV Films

  1. The BFG (2016) (Stealth Return)

+1 Disney films added

-0 of the films added this year already removed

+1 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 gain in 2022 when these numbers are included

1 films returned from previous removals.

0 films removed again after returning

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

Our Take

Horrible start to the year, as usual.


2022 Fox vs Disney

20th Century / Searchlight Films

  1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Returned)
  2. Big (1988) (Returned)
  3. Hot Shots! (1991) – REMOVED
  4. Hot Shots Part Deux (1993) – REMOVED
  5. The Sandlot (1993) – REMOVED AGAIN
  6. The Sandlot (1993) (5th Return!! 1st ever twice in one year!) – REMOVED AGAIN AGAIN
  7. Far From Home (1995) (Returned)
  8. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  9. Dr. Dolittle (1998) (Returned)
  10. Never Been Kissed (1999) (4th Return)
  11. Like Mike (2002)
  12. Drumline (2002)
  13. Home Alone 4 (2002) (Returned)
  14. Catch That Kid (2004) – REMOVED
  15. Fantastic Four (2005) (Returned)
  16. Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
  17. Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006) (Returned)
  18. Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) (3rd Return)
  19. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN
  20. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) (Returned) – REMOVED AGAIN
  21. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
  22. Avatar (2009) (Returned)
  23. Ramona & Beezus (2010) (Returned)
  24. Gulliver’s Travels (2010) (Returned)
  25. The Big Year (2011) (Returned)
  26. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) (Returned)
  27. The Wolverine (2013) (Returned)
  28. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) (Leaving this year as well)
  29. The Peanuts Movie (2015) (Returned)
  30. Deadpool (2016) (!) – First Rated R film
  31. Step (2017)
  32. Logan (2017) (!) – First Rated R film
  33. Deadpool 2 (2008) (!) – First Rated R film
  34. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
  35. The New Mutants (2019)
  36. Spies in Disguise (2019)
  37. The Call of the Wild (2020)
  38. West Side Story (2021)

+38 20th Century Studios films added

-7 of the films added this year already removed

+31 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.
  11. Flicka (2006) was removed.
  12. Garfield (2004) was removed again.
  13. Garfield 2 (2006) was removed again.
  14. Eragon (2006) was removed again.
  15. The Fault in our Stars (2014) was removed again.
  16. Avatar (2009) was removed again.
  17. Home Alone 4 (2002) was removed.
  18. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) was removed.

+13 net gain in 2022 when these numbers are included

17 films returned from previous removals

3 films removed again after returning (Sandlot, X-Men Origins, NATM 2)

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

Disney / Touchstone / Hollywood / Made-for-TV Films

  1. Father of the Bride (1991)
  2. Father of the Bride Part 2 (1995)
  3. Snow Dogs (2002) (Returned)
  4. Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) (Returned)
  5. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
  6. Old Dogs (2009) (Returned)
  7. Under Wraps 2 (2022)

+7 Disney films added

-0 of the films added this year already removed

+7 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)
  2. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011)
  3. Teen Spirit (2011)
  4. Snowglobe (2007)
  5. Life Size 2 (2008)
  6. The MistleTones (2012)
  7. Three Days (2001)
  8. Annie (1999)
  9. Once Upon A Mattress (2005)

-2 gain in 2022 when these numbers are included

3 films returned from previous removals.

0 films removed again after returning

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

Our Take:

2022 was even worse than 2021! By far. Where is The BFG (2016) (left Netflix March 1, never returned) and Jungle Book 1994 (left HBO March 1 2021? Why did Shaggy Dog (2006) leave in 2019 and never return? Why is the Touchstone library being licensed out so heavily?

Now they’ve removed ALL ABC Family and Freeform films and many ABC films. Negative net gain!


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:

2021 was a bad year.

Disney / Touchstone / Hollywood / Made-for-TV 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…”