Welcome to our newest featured. Since Disney Streaming remains incapable of pulling Disney+ together and running it properly, a terrible new trend emerged in 2022. For about 10 months now, Disney+ has systematically refused to acknowledge the return of films that have been gone for 1.5 years or more. Their strategy apparently is to make subscribers think Disney+ is not a good value and does not add films. It’s working as some more intelligent consumers have caught on that only fresh from theatre films are added and the remaining film catalog missing has been locked in a vault. In 2 years, they’ve virtually ceased adding any films that weren’t present in 2021, instead cycling the same tiny batch of Fox films on and off.
After almost entirely ceasing film additions in 2022, you’d think they’d want to actually let people know when films that they unprofessionally stealth removed have returned. This is just how it goes now. Films leave quietly, then return 15 or more months later without even the respect of a place in the “New to Disney+” row, let alone acknowledgement in the monthly press releases. This habit is incredibly unprofessional because every other streaming service acknowledges film additions and lists new additions in their press releases. Their team is also reckless, because they refuse to use the “Coming Soon” pages feature or “Coming Soon” row to promote upcoming returns.
In the extremely rare situations where they provide a Coming Soon page for returning films, they are incapable of listing in the “Coming Soon” row. Last year when Old Dogs returned in August, the “Coming Soon” page with return date had been listed in the search results for a year without ever getting added to the actual “Coming Soon” row. Another example of their unprofessional work is that numerous attempts to contact their communications team and inform them of this issue did not result in the page being linked to the Coming Soon row. History repeats itself.
I contacted them multiple times about the “detached” “Coming Soon page” for Aquamarine that had been in the search results for a few months as well as Rio. Not surprisingly, their team would rather allow the Coming Soon row to grow empty and negatively reflect on the service’s value rather than add the “Coming Soon pages” they’ve already listed in search.
Why should people subscribe to Disney+ when it does not add anything? It certainly seems that way based on their limited press release lists and refusal to list content in the “Coming Soon” row. You’d think by now they’d have taken a less from Netflix, but despite our similar obnoxious e-mails to their communications team about Netflix’s ability to list 100s of page a month, they either ignore our messages or are unwilling to make the changes necessary to compete with Netflix’s feature.
DR. DOLITTLE (1998) – June
THE BIG YEAR (2011) – August
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007) – September
RAMONA & BEEZUS (2010) – September
Bridge to Terabithia (2007) – October
HOME ALONE 4 (2002) – November
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) – November
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (2010) – November
AVATAR (2009) – November
MILLIONS (2004) – November
THE WOLVERINE (2013)
FAR FROM HOME: THE ADVENTURES OF YELLOW DOG (1995)
DR. DOLITTLE 3 (2006)
Bend it Like Beckham (2002) – January 2023
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
The BFG (2016)
Aquamarine (2006) – February
Ever After (1998)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
We Bought A Zoo (2011) – March
Just Love and a Thousand Songs
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August 27, 2021
Disney+ Marketing Has A Problem With Originals That Needs To Stop
March 2, 2022
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April 20, 2022
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June 1, 2022
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