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Disney Plus, or stylized as Disney+, is an American streaming service for video on-demand televised and cinematic content from Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

The service primarily distributes films and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, with dedicated content hubs for the brands Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as Star in some regions. Original films and television series are also distributed on Disney+.

Disney+ was launched on November 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, and expanded to Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico a week later. Upon launch, Disney+ was met with positive reception of its content library, but it was criticized for technical problems and missing content. Alterations made to films and television shows also attracted media attention. Ten million users had subscribed to Disney+ by the end of its first day of operation. The service has 129.8 million global subscribers as of January 1, 2022.



Disney+ was first announced in late 2017,[3] with a plan of producing original film and television material in addition to catalog content.[4] Until then, most Disney content, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean films, were available on other streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu.

2019 launch[]

On April 2019, just ahead of their "Investor Day" event on April 11, Disney announced a number of series for the Disney+ streaming service. This included the documentary series Prop Culture, albeit announced through the working title Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies, which features a unique look at beloved films, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.[5] Details were also revealed about a contract made between Disney and Netflix for movies released between 2016 and 2018, in which all movies released over those three years would come to Netflix in the United States around 6 to 8 months after their cinema release, then stay on Netflix for approximately 18 months, before being removed from Netflix. Movies made before 2016 won't come under this deal and all movies released in 2019 also aren't affected.[6]

On September 12, Disney has launched Disney+ in the Netherlands today as part of a Beta test in which Dutch users can use Disney+ for free until November 12, the service's launch date. Among the selection of movies and shows available, all five Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales (under the alternate subtitle Salazar's Revenge) were made available in the Disney+ trial.[7]

On October 14, it was confirmed that the first four Pirates films would be among the selection of movies and shows available at the Disney+ launch date,[8][9][10][11] while Dead Men Tell No Tales remained on Netflix as per the aforementioned contract between Netflix and Disney. Disney+ also announced adding various adaptions of Treasure Island,[12] including Muppet Treasure Island[13] and Treasure Planet,[14] along with the Peter Pan franchise, including the 1953 animated film,[15] its 2003 sequel Return to Never Land,[16] and the 2011 animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates[17] On October 15, Disney released some new details on a new documentary series called The Imagineering Story, which would consist of 6 episodes and will be available exclusively on Disney+. The series would chronicle the history of Walt Disney Imagineering as well as behind the scenes of Disneyland and every subsequent theme park and the making of classic attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.[18]

Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019, with many Disney films and series available within the first day of the service.[19][20] The Imagineering Story premiered with the first episode "The Happiest Place on Earth", which featured footage of Walt Disney's involvement in creating the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.[21] In addition, the first four Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, and At World's End, and On Stranger Tides were added to Disney+.[22] However, Dead Men Tell No Tales was not added to the streaming platform, due to the existing agreements, specifically Disney's deal with Netflix, and so would not be available until December 2, 2020.[23]

Episode 5 of The Imagineering Story "A Carousel of Progress" premiered on December 6, which featured Bob Iger stepping in as the CEO of Disney, the revamping of Disney attractions, adding Jack Sparrow to Pirates of the Caribbean, and the announcement of Shanghai Disneyland.


Despite previous assurances that Disney+ would feature a permanent library of content, rather than a rotating array of programming or swapping content out each month like its competitors, Netflix and Hulu, a Disney+ spokesperson confirmed that a small number of titles would leave the service temporarily due to existing agreements and legacy licensing deals which would need to expire before they can return. And so on January 1, 2020, at least five movies were removed from Disney+ in the United States, including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.[24][25][26]

As of May 2020, Disney+ had added all available movies to a Pirates of the Caribbean collection within the streaming service, though On Stranger Tides was added and removed intermittently. Additionally, all episodes of the Disney+ original series Prop Culture premiered on May 1, with episode four focusing on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Disney+ changed the release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from December 2020 to July 2020.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was originally expected to debut on Disney+ on December 2, 2020. However, on June 7, Disney+ updated the information confirming that the film would be added on July 24. The reason why Disney was able to move forward the release date for Dead Men Tell No Tales is unknown, only that Disney was able to work something out with their existing agreement allowing the movie to be released much sooner than expected.[27][28] On July 1, despite having been added recently, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was once again removed from Disney+ in the United States due to pre-existing streaming contracts, which were made years before Disney+ existed.[29]

Some older content, such as films, animated shorts, and series, have a content disclaimer on the platform noting the possibility of outdated cultural depictions. Starting in October 2020, a 12-second content disclaimer informing viewers of racially insensitive scenes plays before some older Disney films – including 1941's Dumbo, 1953's Peter Pan, 1955's Lady and the Tramp, 1960's Swiss Family Robinson, 1967's The Jungle Book, 1970's The Aristocats, and 1992's Aladdin alongside the two direct-to-video sequels, 1994's The Return of Jafar and 1996's Aladdin and the King of Thieves.[30][31][32][33] Additionally, by January 2021, some of these films were no longer viewable on kids profiles; the titles were still available to view on regular profiles.[34]


On February 26, 2021, although Disney originally posted it as part of #DisneyMagicMoments and due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020,[35] a special pre-recorded viewing of the fireworks show Disney Illuminations at Disneyland Paris was added to Disney+, featuring Pirates of the Caribbean among other Disney properties.[36]

As of March 1, 2021, Disney+ had the first three and fifth Pirates of the Caribbean films, along with documentaries about the films and the Disney ride, available on the streaming service. However, it was notably missing Disneyland: From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow episode and the Tales of the Code: Wedlocked short film.[37]

On August 2021, it was reported that the fourth film, On Stranger Tides, would be returning to Disney+ in the following month.[38][39] And so, on September 10, On Stranger Tides was added for all United States Disney+ subscribers, thereby completing the Pirates of the Caribbean film collection on the streaming service.[40]


On July 27, 2022, the documentary series Light & Magic debuted as a Disney+ Original, with all six episodes airing at once.[41][42]


On May 26, 2023, Prop Culture was removed from Disney+.[43][44]


Disney+ Originals[]

Disney+ library[]

All five films are featured in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" Collection. They are all also under "Movies Inspired by Disney Parks" in the "Disney Parks" Collection, "Movies" in the "Action & Adventure" Collection, and in the "Disney 100" Collection, as well as under the "Fantasy Adventures", "Pirate Adventures", and "Myths and Legends" sections found in the main selection in the Home page. The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, and At World's End is featured under "Live Action Movies" in the "Throwbacks" Collection. Dead Man's Chest is featured under "Live Action Movies" in "Critically Acclaimed" Collection.


Main article: Disney+/Gallery

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Notes and references[]

  1. New Global Launch Dates Confirmed for Disney+ - New Global Launch Dates Confirmed for Disney+ - The Walt Disney Company
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International homepage on Disney.com (backup link)
  3. Disney to End Netflix Deal, Sets Launch of ESPN and Disney-Branded Streaming Services - Variety
  4. Disney will create five original films per year for new streaming service, promises "thousands of hours" of content - Inside the Magic
  5. Marvel 616 is Among the Exciting Nonfiction Projects Just Announced for Disney+ - D23
  6. Over 30 Disney Movies Could Return To Netflix | What's On Disney Plus
  7. What Disney Movies Are Available On The Disney+ Trial In The Netherlands? | What's On Disney Plus
  8. Disney+ on Twitter: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)"
  9. Disney+ on Twitter: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)"
  10. Disney+ on Twitter: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)"
  11. Disney+ on Twitter: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)"
  12. Disney+ on Twitter: "Treasure Island (1950)"
  13. "Muppet Treasure Island" (1996)"
  14. Disney+ on Twitter: "Treasure Planet (2002)"
  15. Disney+ on Twitter: "Peter Pan (1953)"
  16. Disney+ on Twitter: "Return to Never Land (2002)"
  17. Disney+ on Twitter: "Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011)"
  18. "The Imagineering Story" Disney+ Series Details Revealed | What's On Disney Plus
  19. What's Coming To Disney+ This Week | What's On Disney Plus
  20. What's New On Disney+ | Tuesday 12th November 2019 | What's On Disney Plus
  21. The Imageineering Story – Episode 101 – The Happiest Place On Earth Review | What's On Disney Plus
  22. What's New On Disney+ | Tuesday 12th November 2019 | What's On Disney Plus
  23. Missing Disney+ Movies Release Dates Revealed | What's On Disney Plus
  24. Disney+ Remove Multiple Titles Including Home Alone 1 & 2 In The United States | What's On Disney Plus
  25. A Bunch Of Movies Just Vanished From Disney Plus - ScreenCrush
  26. Here's Why Some Disney+ Movies Are Leaving The Service - Gizmodo
  27. Dead Men Tell No Tales” Coming Early To Disney+ (US) | What's On Disney Plus
  28. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Coming To Disney+ Early (US) - Disney Plus Informer
  29. What’s Left Disney+ In July (US) | What's On Disney Plus
  30. Disney Plus Offers Warnings Over 'Outdated Cultural Depictions' in Classic Films – IGN
  31. Disney+ Adds "Negative Depictions" Disclaimer to 'The Muppet Show' - The Hollywood Reporter
  32. Disney Adds Warnings for Racist Stereotypes to Some Older Films - The New York Times - Archived
  33. An additional notice is displayed for titles containing depictions of tobacco.
  34. Disney Plus quietly pulls Peter Pan, Dumbo from Kids profiles over racist stereotypes - Polygon
  35. #DisneyMagicMoments: Virtual Viewing of ‘Disney Illuminations’ at Disneyland Paris - Disney Parks Blog
  36. Disney Illuminations Review | What's On Disney Plus
  37. Over 700 Disney-Owned Films And Shows Missing From Disney Plus | What's On Disney Plus
  38. More 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Is Coming to Disney+ - Inside the Magic
  39. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Coming to Disney+ (US) - Disney Plus Informer
  40. Here’s What’s New on Disney+ in September 2021 - Collider
  41. Industrial Light & Magic Was Basically 'Animal House' Back in the ’70s - Vanity Fair
  42. 'Light & Magic': Lawrence Kasdan Reunites with George Lucas to Tell the Story of ILM – Toolkit | IndieWire
  43. Disney Removes Dozens Of Series From Disney+ & Hulu, Including 'Big Shot', 'Willow', 'Y' & 'Dollface'
  44. Why Was "Prop Culture" Removed From Disney Plus? - Disney Plus Informer