Netflix has removed two huge Disney films from their streaming service. Those two titles are classic Disney movies from the 2000’s that will be a cornerstone for many people’s childhoods. These two movies are, of course, Lilo & Stitch and The Emperor’s New Groove.
Both movies hold special places in my childhood and therefore it’s a real regret that I have to post this news of their removal. Lilo & Stitch, a 2002 movie which introduced many characters to Hawaii and the island of Hawaii. The movie was adapted into a television series and a sequel. Similarly, Emporer’s New Groove from 2000 had a great moral lesson as well as memorable characters. The movie credits rolled, but it lived on.
Now if you’re thinking “but hasn’t Netflix got a new contract with Disney?” you’d be right. This new contract was only for new releases in theaters beginning January 2016. Therefore, these movies will not be covered by the contract. We’ve documented all of the upcoming Disney movies that’s part of this contract in one handy location.
These titles were removed as part of an official Netflix update in August.
Lilo & Stitch fans can relax a bit because the second Lilo & Stitch movie, Lilo & Stitch 2 - Stitch Has A Glitch, is available on Netflix thankfully. Although it is unfortunately nowhere near as good as the first movie, it’s still Lilo and Stitch. Likewise, a spinoff from Emperor’s New Groove is available in the form of Kronk’s New Groove from 2005.
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