Disney’s Moana will leave Netflix in December 2018

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Disney’s Moana will be leaving Netflix in December 2018 after a year and a half streaming on Netflix. The news comes as all Disney movies will eventually leave Netflix in favour of Disney’s own streaming service. 

The all signing and dancing hit for Disney comes hot off the heels of the likes of Frozen and more recently, Coco. It was a massive success for Disney when it released in late 2016. The movie featured the voice talents of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. It took us to the colorful and vibrant world of Ancient Polynesia where a curse has to be lifted on an Island to ensure its inhabitant’s survival.

The movie was first added to Netflix in the United States on June 20th, 2017 and is currently expected to expire on December 20th, 2018.

Why is Moana Leaving Netflix?

Moana has been one of the biggest Disney releases in recent years and came to Netflix thanks to a Disney deal struck back in 2014 which saw all new theatrical Disney releases after 2016 come to the streaming service. As you may have heard, Disney chose not to renew that contract for 2019 onwards instead, as we’ll talk about below, opt for stick their titles on another platform.

We’ve rounded up every Disney movie and when it’ll be removed and have been right almost 100% of the time. October 2018 will see the removal of The BFG and Queen of Katwe. December 2018 will also see the removal of Dangal.

The movie won’t be leaving because of a lapse in the contract rather that all Disney theatrical releases expire exactly a year and a half after they drop onto Netflix.

Where will the movie stream next?

As with most of the other Disney movies that have come to Netflix, the most realistic expectation is that Moana will eventually move to Disney’s streaming platform due for release sometime in 2019.

Of course, the movie will still be available on your normal video-on-demand services and is also still available on Netflix DVD in case you have a subscription to that service.

Will you be sad to see Moana leave Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.