Why did Disney Plus remove Tomorrowland from its library?

The George Clooney-led sci-fi movie has left the Disney-owned streaming service

Why did Disney Plus remove Tomorrowland from its library? 1

As of October 1st, Tomorrowland is no longer available to stream on Disney Plus.

The 2015 sci-fi film was just added to the Disney Plus library in September, so its removal from the streamer’s U.S. list of movies was a bit of a surprise. Though Disney Plus has several 20th Century Studio films jumping on and off the streaming service due to pre-existing contracts made prior to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Disney Plus doesn’t really have many Disney-branded movies leaving the streamer, making Tomorrowland’s removal quite unusual.

Disney Plus doesn’t announce which titles are leaving its library at the end of every month, so it’s unlikely that the streamer would explain its decision to remove Tomorrowland from its U.S. library.

This, however, isn’t the first time a Disney-produced movie has been removed from Disney Plus. Both 2015’s Cinderella and 2014’s Maleficent also left the streamer shortly after they were added. Similar cases happen on other streaming services as well. For instance, Hemlock Grove had been removed from Netflix despite being one of the first Netflix original series.

While Tomorrowland’s unceremonious departure from Disney Plus shocked some fans, subscribers of the streaming service are not expected to launch petitions demanding the movie’s immediate reinstatement, as the flick doesn’t really have a huge fan base.

Directed by Brad Bird, Tomorrowland centers on a disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) who embark to an intriguing alternate dimension known as Tomorrowland, where their actions directly affect their own world. Though the film was praised for its visually stunning cinematography and ambitious premise, its uneven storytelling ultimately prevented it from earning an iconic status.

If there are titles that leave Disney Plus, there are also new and returning content that are added to the service every month. For instance, for this month of October, Disney Plus is adding Black Widow (October 6th), Under Wraps (October 8th), Rookie of the Year (October 22nd), Thumbelina (October 22nd), and McFarland, USA (October 29th) to its list of movies.

Sources: ComicBook.com, We Got This Covered
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