“Finding Dory” is Leaving Netflix in August 2018

Finding Dory – Copyright Disney

The sequel to 2003 hit Finding Nemo, Finding Dory will be removed from Netflix come August 2018 meaning you have a little under a week to watch the movie before it’s removed for good. Here’s why Finding Dory is leaving and where you’ll be able to stream it next.

This article only applies to those in the United States.

Finding Dory came out in 2016 and came 13 years after the original title first released in cinemas. Dory was one of the main characters in the original movie and this sequel set to dive deeper into her backstory. We follow Dory as she searches for her parents.

As part of the Disney deal with Netflix which began in 2016 and is scheduled to end in 2019, new theatrical Disney releases come to Netflix. This also includes Star Wars movies and Marvel movies too.

Finding Dory was added to Netflix around 8-9 months after its theatrical release on February 1st, 2017.

If you’re reading this and thinking, I don’t see an expiration date at the moment that’s because there isn’t one. Netflix doesn’t give us too much warning with Disney removals but we are expecting it to be confirmed in the full leaving Netflix list coming in the final week of July.

Why is Finding Dory leaving Netflix?

As we stated above, Disney titles are coming to Netflix at predefined dates but that also means they’re leaving on a schedule too. Netflix keeps the new theatrical releases for exactly one year and a half meaning that August is exactly when we hit that date.

Where will Finding Dory stream next?

At the moment, there hasn’t been a new home for the Disney releases that have left so far. However, we believe that’s going to change once the new Disney platform comes online later this year.

August will see the removal of some great titles especially those for the kids. You can keep up to date with all the removals here on What’s on Netflix.

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.