How to Stream Disney Films Without a Disney+ Subscription

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When it was launched in 2019, Disney+ became an instant hit. In just one year, the subscription service amassed more than 86 million subscribers and is still going strong, with no indication of slowing down.

But what if we told you that Disney+ isn’t the only streaming service to host Disney movies — In fact, its competitor, Netflix, is still home to a handful of Disney films as well as the Disney-owned service, Hulu!

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It seems that everyone nowadays has a subscription to the streaming giant, however, there are still quite a few fans that are not signed up for Disney+.

And for those of you who do not have a subscription, there are still some great Disney movies available to watch elsewhere.

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For those viewers with a Netflix subscription, there are several Disney options still available. First, the Disney hit The Princess and the Frog (2009), which follows the story of Tiana who dreams of having her own restaurant only to be turned into a frog because of a curse from the Shadowman.

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For fans of Kermit and Miss Piggy, both The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) are currently available on Netflix.

Additionally, as many of you probably know, Disney is known for its incredibly cute, and sometimes tear-jerking, short films. Luckily for Netflix subscribers, the Disney Short Films collection (2015) is also available for streaming!

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Some shorts included in the collection are Frozen Fever (2015), where viewers can join Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff as they try to throw Anna an incredible birthday party. Also included in the collection are the Oscar-nominated Lorenzo (2004) and Tangled Ever After (2012), which centers around Rapunzel and Flynn Rider’s wedding.

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For those who do not have Netflix, there are also a variety of Disney films still available on Hulu. In case you weren’t familiar, Hulu is technically owned by Disney, who gained a controlling interest in the company in 2017 with its purchase of 21st Century Fox and continued when Disney bought out Comcast in 2019.

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Current films available on Hulu are Bolt (2008), the original Mighty Ducks (1992) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996).  There are also some great Disney Channel Original movies and television shows.

And for those of you who are fans of The Descendants films, you will be able to watch Descendants 2 (2017), as well as Descendants Remix Dance Party (2020), Descendants: Wicked World (2015), and Descendants Set It Off: Special on Hulu.

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There are also a variety of Disney Channel original television shows available on Hulu including Austin & Ally (2011), K.C. Undercover (2015), and Liv and Maddie (2013).  Fans may also enjoy Raven’s Home (2017), a spin-off of the very popular That’s So Raven (2003).

Whether or not you are a Disney+ subscriber, you are sure to be able to fund something you can enjoy on the multiple streaming services that carry these fun movies and shows from Disney!

Are you a Disney+ subscriber or do you watch your Disney favorites another way?  Let us know in the comments!

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