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Disney+ loses some movies due to old licensing deals

Some titles have recently disappeared from Disney+, including classics Home Alone 1 and 2: Lost in New York, even though a spokesperson previously said that it won’t rotate content like its rivals. ScreenCrush has listed twelve titles, in particular, which also include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Dr. Dolittle and The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. Disney+ had to drop them, for now, due to issues related to legacy deals.

The company did say a few months ago that some of the service’s offerings may leave the platform due to licensing deals signed in the past. It also clarified at the time that when a movie or show leaves Disney+, it also won’t be available for download anymore. That said, the spokesperson told Gizmodo that the titles that leave due to licensing issues will return as soon as those legacy licenses expire. So, yes, you may still be able to stream both Home Alone movies — we don’t talk about 3, 4 and 5 on Disney+ next Christmas.

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