Australians are used to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the size of their streaming content libraries, often missing out on movies and TV shows available to US subscribers – yes, we're talking about you, Netflix.
In news that's likely to shock and astound Aussies all over the country, Gizmodo Australia has discovered that the local version of Disney Plus actually has more movies on offer than the US version of the streaming service.
The site has started compiling a list of the titles that are available in Australian but not in the US, which so far includes the following:
- A Wrinkle in Time
- Alice Through the Looking Glass
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Beauty and the Beast (2017)
- Black Panther
- Christopher Robin
- Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Mary Poppins Returns
- National Treasure 2
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- The Avengers: Endgame
- The Avengers: Infinity War
- The Incredibles 2
- The Jungle Book (2016)
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- Thor: Ragnarok
Not a bad haul, right? It's actually a bit hard to believe that these films aren't to stream on Disney Plus for our American friends.
We have to imagine that the rights for the above films are currently tied up with various cable networks or streaming platforms across the US – something that isn't an issue in Australia now that Stan's content licensing agreement with Disney has expired.
As for what the Yanks do have on Disney Plus that we do not, the list is short – Season 30 of The Simpsons is available to stream on the service in the US but not in Australia. Somehow, we don't think many Aussies will kick up a stink about that one…