One of Disney’s Biggest Box Office Bombs Returns To Streaming Nearly 10 Years Later

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A controversial and often-overlooked Disney film returns to Disney+.

The Doctor and Ruby Sunday arrive on Disney+
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Disney+ is the home to hundreds upon hundreds of classic Disney titles, ranging from hand-drawn adventures to modern-day blockbusters. Users can stream Disney’s entire collection of classic princess stories like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937), Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950), as well as The Little Mermaid (1989).

Disney+’s selection of animation also includes more adult-oriented entertainment, such as legendary animated sitcoms The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers

Disney+ is also the home to all Marvel and Star Wars content, with recent releases like Adnor and Echo breaking streaming platform records.

Like other platforms, new titles are constantly being added, with Disney+ featuring one of the most robust offerings in the industry. Not every Disney film makes the cut however, with several old-school Disney films, like the 1946 film Song of the South, not being made available on the platform.

This title has effectively been erased from history by Disney due to the film’s problematic and controversial nature.

Other Disney projects, like classic kids’ shows Rolle Polie Olie and Bear in the Big Blue House, are also unavailable on Disney+.

One of the most significant omissions on the service has been Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. Starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland was one of the most exciting Disney releases at the time, seeking to tie together Disney theme park mythos and the real world.

The film, written and directed by Pixar legend Brad Bird, was mysteriously removed from Disney+ several years ago, leaving fans of the sci-fi adventure out of luck. However, Tomorrowland is officially back, returning to Disney+ on June 11, 2024.

George Clooney in Tomorrowland
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Clooney and Robertson play two adventurers who travel to Tomorrowland to uncover its mysterious secrets.

The return of Tomorrowland on Disney+ was anticipated by fans of the film, with Twitter/X user TheTomorrowTime sharing the news in a post.

Tomorrowland offered fans of Disney and its theme parks an incredibly bold and creative adventure, though the film was met with lackluster reactions from critics. To make matters worse, Tomorrowland failed to stir up any interest at the box office, grossing a little over $200 million on an estimated budget of $180 million.

However, over time, the film has become somewhat of a “cult classic” within Disney’s ever-growing list of films, with Disney+ helping to expose the film to more fans.

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