These Disney-Owned Musicals are Still Missing from Disney+

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These Disney-Owned Musicals are Still Missing from Disney+. Hundreds of movie titles and thousands of episode have been available to stream in Disney+ since it’s launch in November 2019. The streaming service has seen an influx of musicals added to the Disney+ library, but what about the missing titles currently owned by Disney? Some of them may surprise you! Check out this comprehensive list of musicals/adaptations that are missing from Disney+:

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1.) Anastasia (1997) (20th Century Studios)

“The evil wizard Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd) puts a hex on the royal Romanovs and young Anastasia (Meg Ryan) disappears when their palace is overrun. Years later, the Grand Duchess (Angela Lansbury) offers a reward for Anastasia’s return. Two scheming Russians (John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer), planning to pawn off a phony, hold auditions and choose an orphan girl with a remarkable resemblance to the missing princess. They bring her to Paris for the reward, not knowing she’s the real Anastasia.”

2.) Make Mine Music (1946)

“Walt Disney’s compilation of 10 animated shorts utilizing the musical talents of such artists as Benny Goodman.”

3.) Enchanted (2007)

“In the fairy-tale land of Andalasia, pretty young Giselle frolics with her woodland pals, and falls in love with the handsome Prince Edward, but when Giselle arrives at the castle to marry her Prince Charming, his evil stepmother sends the princess-to-be to a place where there are `no happy ever afters’: New York City. Cynical divorce lawyer Robert comes to her rescue, but can Giselle find her way back to her true love?”

4.) So Dear to My Heart (1948)

“This musical mix of live action and animation centers on a young farm boy, Jeremiah (Bobby Driscoll), who raises a rascally black lamb named Danny and works to enter the animal in a county fair contest. But to enter the contest, Jeremiah needs money. He also has to figure out how to keep his pet in line, since it’s always scampering away. Jeremiah uses his daydreams for answers to his problems, learning valuable lessons to achieve his goal of entering Danny into the contest.”

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5.) Cinderella (1997) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“Cinderella (Brandy) chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and her evil stepsisters, Calliope (Veanne Cox) and Minerva (Natalie Desselle), until her Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston) steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher (Paolo Montalban), whose parents, King Maximillian (Victor Garber) and Queen Constantina (Whoopi Goldberg), are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.”

6.) Carousel (1956) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“Based on the lauded Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, this film follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.”

7.) The King And I (1956) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.”

8.) Oklahoma! (1955) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“There’s a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she’ll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he’s waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey’s friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it’s too late.”

9.) South Pacific (1958) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he’s fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him — and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.”

10.) State Fair (1945) (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

“The small-town Frake family attend the Iowa State Fair, the annual highlight of their summer. Son Wayne (Dick Haymes) plots revenge on a midway barker (Henry Morgan) who had embarrassed him the summer before and falls for the beautiful singer Emily (Vivian Blaine), while his melancholy sister Margie (Jeanne Crain) becomes smitten with slick city-boy reporter Pat (Dana Andrews). Meanwhile, mother Melissa (Fay Bainter) and father Abel (Charles Winninger) plot to win their respective competitions.”

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11.) Step Up (2006)

“Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) has been in and out of trouble for most of his life and after finding himself before the judge again, he is sentenced to 200 hours of community service mopping floors at the Maryland School of the Arts. He quickly catches the eye of Nora (Jenna Dewan), a gifted ballet student, who is trying to use hip-hop moves with her classical routines. After some initial hesitation, Nora convinces Tyler to help her with her dance routines and the sparks fly.”

12.) The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

“Clever yet hapless new butler John Lawless (Tommy Steele) manages a Philadelphia household for quirky and joyful millionaire Anthony Drexel Biddle (Fred MacMurray), his unflappable wife, Cordelia (Greer Garson), and their spitfire daughter, Cordy (Lesley Ann Warren). When Cordy goes to boarding school and becomes engaged to handsome heir Angier Duke (John Davidson), it’s up to John the butler to help mesh the two families and keep the nuptials on track.”

13.) The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)

“The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a rally song for President Grover Cleveland at the party’s 1888 convention. On the urging of Joe Carder, a journalist and suitor to eldest Bower daughter Alice, the family decides instead to move to the Dakota Territory.”

14.) Polly! (1989)

“Precocious orphan Polly (Keshia Knight Pulliam) moves to Alabama to live with her cynical aunt (Phylicia Rashad). Her new home is embedded within a segregation-era black neighborhood rife with internal conflict. Being a pragmatic and optimistic child, Polly has an uplifting effect on all those she comes into contact with, including a hardworking doctor (Dorian Harewood). Through a combination of music and hope, Polly strives to bring the community together.”

15.) Polly: Comin’ Home! (1990)

Polly: Comin’ Home! features Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama.”

16.) Summer Magic (1963)

“When widowed Margaret Carey (Dorothy McGuire) gets into money trouble, her teenage daughter, Nancy (Hayley Mills), devises a plan to cut costs. She writes to Osh (Burl Ives), the caretaker of an estate in Maine, and gets permission for the family to rent it for a song, with one catch — the vacationing owner, Tom Hamilton, must be none the wiser. Though the Carey clan spends a carefree summer fixing up the big yellow house, Nancy fears that Hamilton will arrive and spoil the fun.”

17.) The Waltz King (1963) 

“Composer of genius, the life of Johann Strauss Junior is not easy between the misunderstanding that prevails in his relationship with his father, managing his success and his love affair with the singer Jetty Treffe.”

18.) Geppetto (2000) (ABC)

“Toymaker Geppetto is desperate for a son, so he is overjoyed when a wooden puppet boy, Pinocchio, is magically brought to life. However, the relationship between father and son soon sours, and Pinocchio runs away to join a travelling puppet show. This forces Geppetto to realise how much he loves Pinocchio, and he sets out on an eventful journey to find him.”

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19.) Muppet Classic Theater (1994) (The Muppets)

“Muppets Classic Theater consists of six stories from the fairy tale tradition, all performed by the Muppet characters and narrated by Rizzo and Gonzo at the Muppet Theater, featuring: The Three Little Pigs, King Midas, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin, The Emporer’s New Clothes, and The Elves and the Shoe Maker.”

20.) A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (The Muppets)

A Muppet Family Christmas is a TV special that premiered on December 16, 1987 on ABC. In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays.”

21.) The Muppet Musicians Of Bremen (1972) (The Muppets)

“While their owners — a gang of robbers named Mordecai Sledge, Farmer Lardpork, Mean Floyd and Caleb Siles — are hiding out in a cabin in the Bayou to divide their loot, the fugitive animals mistake the cabin for lodgings where they can play their music inexchange for room and board.”

22.) The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005) (The Muppets)

“Dorothy lives in Kansas with her Auntie Em while dreaming of success as a singer in Hollywood. Her wishes just might come true when a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, where she hears about a great wizard who can grant your greatest desires.”

23.) The Music Man (2003) (ABC)

“Professor Harold Hill (Matthew Broderick) is a con artist who runs a very particular scam. With the help of his partner in crime, Marcellus Washburn (David Aaron Baker), Hill travels to small towns, convinces the townsfolk they need a marching band, collects money for instruments and uniforms, then splits with the cash. When Hill tries his luck in the small Iowa town of River City, however, he finds himself up against his staunchest opponent yet: nosy librarian Marian Paroo (Kristin Chenoweth).”

24.) That Thing You Do! (1996) (20th Century Studios)

“Wily band manager Mr. White helps a small town band achieve big time success when they release a Beatles-style pop song in 1964. Pennsylvania band the “Oneders” become a sensation after their drummer breaks his arm, and is replaced by jazz enthusiast, Guy Patterson, who injects something a bit different into their music.”

25.) Bright Eyes (1934) (20th Century Studios)

“Having lost her father to a plane crash, 5-year-old Shirley (Shirley Temple) and her mother, Mary (Lois Wilson), live with the Smythe family, for whom Mary serves as a domestic. With the exception of Uncle Ned (Charles Sellon), the Smythes don’t much care for Shirley, and she greatly prefers spending time with her godfather, pilot James Merritt (James Dunn). When Mary is killed in a car accident, the distraught Shirley becomes the object of a bitter custody battle between James and Ned.”

26.) Doctor Dolittle (1967) (20th Century Studios)

“Dr. John Dolittle (Rex Harrison) lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals and two closest human friends, Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) and Tommy Stubbins (William Dix), liberate him. Afterward, they join Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) and set out by boat to find a famed and elusive creature: the Great Pink Sea Snail.”

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27.) Scrooge (1970) (20th Century Studios)

“Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit (David Collings). On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley (Alec Guinness), who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, including the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans) and Present (Kenneth More).”

28.) Stars And Stripes Forever: The Story of John Philip Sousa (1952) (20th Century Studios)

“In the 1890s, Sergeant Major John Philip Sousa, the director of the United States Marine Band, leaves the Marine Corps after his enlistment expires to form his own band. He must do so because he is not paid enough by the Corps to provide for his wife Jennie (Ruth Hussey) and their three children.”

29.) There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) (20th Century Studios)

“Terry (Dan Dailey) and Molly (Ethel Merman) are vaudeville performers who eventually add their three children to the act to become “The Five Donahues.” However, their children start to go their own way in time, with Steve (Johnnie Ray) deciding to become a priest. The other grown children, Katy (Mitzi Gaynor) and Tim (Donald O’Connor), join a show starring Victoria Parker (Marilyn Monroe). The Donahue parents become a performing pair again, but the family still faces personal upheaval.”

30.) Simply Mad About the Mouse (1991) (Direct to Video)

“A Musical Celebration of Imagination, Simply Mad About the Mouse is a 1991 direct-to-video release featuring top contemporary singers performing “classic Disney songs”.”

31.) The Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fun Musical Spectacular (1996) (ABC)

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fun Musical is a television concert aired on June 6, 1996. As the title suggests, it was aired for the release of the 34th Disney animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

32.) Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins (1999) (ABC)

“A promotional TV special for Disney’s Tarzan (1999) featuring excerpts of a Phil Collins concert in Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre interspersed with interviews from various cast and crew members.”

Which musical do you hope to see join the Disney+ roster? What titles surprised you in the list above? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Be sure to request your favorite missing titles via the Disney+ Help Center and be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney+!

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