If you’ve been noodling around on Disney Plus recently, you’ve no doubt found yourself drawn to a number of different kinds of films. Indeed, Disney+’s robust library is chock full of animated classics, Star Wars movies, etc. etc.—and we even put together a list of the best movies on Disney+ right now to whittle things down. But you also may have noticed that not everything is on Disney Plus, especially when it comes to Pixar movies.
Disney purchased the independent animation studio Pixar in 2006, and at that point acquired their catalogue of all past and future films. This was a huge boost for both sides—Disney got one the creator of some of the most successful and critically acclaimed films of the time (this was fresh off the run of Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles) and Pixar got the security of knowing their films would be spread far and wide when released.
But before Disney decided to create its own streaming service with Disney+, the Mouse House first got into the streaming fever by striking a deal with Netflix as the streaming home for all of Disney’s new releases. Ever since Disney+ was officially announced, Disney has been working to extract its movies from Netflix, but a deal’s a deal and the fact remains that some movies will still be on Netflix for some time—including Pixar movies.
So since the Disney+ interface can be a little convoluted to navigate, and since the list of every movie and show on the streaming service is very long, we thought it might be helpful to know what Pixar movies are missing from Disney Plus.
The good news is that so far, there’s only one not on there:
Incredibles 2 – Available on Disney+ on July 30, 2020—currently on Netflix
Incredibles 2 is on Netflix as part of that existing deal, but so was Coco and that film left Disney+ on November 29, 2019 and switched over to Disney+. The same will happen with Incredibles 2 later this year.
Toy Story 4 was the first Pixar movie to skip a Netflix release altogether and go straight to Disney+—it’s available to stream on there right now.
As for when we can expect new Pixar movies Onward and Soul on Disney+ after they hit theaters later this year, we can look to prior patterns to see the release window. Toy Story 4 was released on Digital HD on October 1, 2019 and hit Disney+ on February 5, 2020. So that’s about four months between the online release and the streaming release.
We’ll certainly update this article if/when additional Pixar titles leave Disney+ or new information arrives. In a couple of years, per that prior Netflix deal, a number of films released between 2016 and 2018 will be moving from Disney+ back to Netflix. That includes Marvel movies, Disney animated movies, live-action movies, and likely Star Wars.
But for now, everything’s pretty peachy. For a complete list of everything available on Disney+ right now, click here.