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The major Disney movies that are still on Netflix

Disney Plus doesn’t own everything ... yet

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In 2012, shortly after the industry-quaking acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, Disney made another landmark deal: the company’s tentpole films would stream on Netflix. The partnership began in earnest in 2016, when Marvel movies and Disney’s animated features started trickling on to the service. But even by then, it was clear Disney had its own plan for the streaming wars; in April 2017, the company announced that the deal wouldn’t be renewed and all Disney titles would revert back to home base.

Jump ahead to November 2019 and the launch of Disney Plus, a hub for all things Disney-owned — except for the movies that remain tied up in the Netflix deal. If prospective dates on the Disney Plus platform are any indication, some movies may not jump ship until early in 2021. So if you encounter some missing titles in your first perusal of the new platform, here’s why.

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When is it coming to Disney Plus? Nov. 29, 2019

One of the best animated films of the decade won’t join the rest of the Pixar back catalogue until later this month. So much for belated, Disney Plus launch day Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Thor: Ragnarok

When is it coming to Disney Plus? Dec. 5, 2019

We have a very special place in our hearts for the Thor threequel.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

When is it coming to Disney Plus? Dec. 26, 2019

The polarizing middle section of the sequel trilogy will ignite more debate when it debuts on Disney Plus the day after Christmas. (A few of us had it on our Best of the Decade lists, so there you go.)

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Black Panther

When is it coming to Disney Plus? March 4, 2020

Marvel’s billion-dollar, Oscar-winning blockbuster arrives to Disney Plus next spring, right around when we hope to hear more about Black Panther 2.

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When is it coming to Disney Plus? March 15, 2020

Whether you are a Disney Plus or Netflix devotee, you must watch the bizarre hamster-themed action movie immediately.

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A Wrinkle in Time

When is it coming to Disney Plus? March 25, 2020

The fantasy film from Ava Duvernay will transport itself across the streaming spacetime continuum for spring break.

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When is it coming to Disney Plus? June 23, 2020

Oh, right, this movie. The prequel to Tarzan II.

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Avengers: Infinity War

When is it coming to Disney Plus? June 25, 2020

Disney last minute added Avengers: Endgame to the Disney Plus launch slate. Hopefully fans remember what happened in the first half of the two-parter: it’s not coming to the platform until next summer. (Meanwhile, Disney Plus is also posting extras for Endgame — special features are back, baby!)

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Race to Witch Mountain

When is it coming to Disney Plus? July 1, 2020

Just in time for The Rock starring in Jungle Cruise later in July comes one of the wrestler-turned-actor’s earliest performances, as the protector of two superpowered alien kids who need to get back home.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

When is it coming to Disney Plus? July 9, 2020

We’re hoping Disney will greenlight a sequel animated series that ties up the intriguing ending of Han Solo’s not-as-bad-as-they-say stand-alone. Maybe there’s more incentive when Solo hits Disney Plus.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

When is it coming to Disney Plus? July 29, 2020

Bring the funniest, possibly underrated Marvel movie home, Disney.

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Incredibles 2

When is it coming to Disney Plus? July 30, 2020

Brad Bird’s long-awaited Incredibles sequel will be long-awaited on Disney Plus: it doesn’t arrive until well after Pixar’s Onward and Soul hit theaters.

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Christopher Robin

When is it coming to Disney Plus? Sept. 5, 2020

Oh, bother.

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Ralp and Vanellope Walt Disney Pictures

Ralph Breaks the Internet

When is it coming to Disney Plus? Dec. 11, 2020

Ralph may break the internet again when one of the final Disney movies departs Netflix for Disney Plus.

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Mary Poppins Returns

When is it coming to Disney Plus? Jan. 9, 2021

We’ll make due with Bedknobs and Broomsticks until this Poppins sequel takes its place on the Disney mantle.

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