Was 9 removed from Disney Plus?

9 is not available on Disney Plus, but the platform has a myriad of other options and 9 can be rented or purchased from other digital platforms.

9 is an animation film that was adapted from a short film that already made waves back in 2005.

However, as a result of how popular films tend to move  between streaming platforms, 9 is not available to stream on Disney Plus.

About the 9 film

9 (2009) seems to be one of those films that just inexplicably attract people from the start. This post-apocalyptic animation film is based on a short film created by Shane Acker in 2005.

This short eventually went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.

However, once this short film had the full force of Universal Pictures Studios, Tim Burton, and a star-studded cast of voice actors behind it, it became one of the most successful animated films of the year.

In fact, it even reached the number one spot for revenue on its premiere day.

Was 9 removed from Disney Plus?

Streaming services have completely changed the way that people watch their favourite television shows. As a result, an increasing number of companies in the television and film entertainment industries have now created their own streaming platforms.

This includes CBS’s Paramount Plus, HBO’s HBO Max, NBC’s Peacock, and many more. In order for all of these streaming services to remain competitive, they are in a constant battle to license as many popular shows as possible.

Although entering and re-entering licensing agreements for new and old shows is a great way for streaming services to attract new subscribers to their platforms, shows and films do not just jump on and off of these platforms, or even switch from one streaming service to another as their licensing agreements change.

This can be quite frustrating for subscribers as this means that they do not always know when their favourite shows or movies will be removed from a specific platform or if they will have access to the next platform that takes it over.

9 is one film that Disney Plus subscribers will not be able to watch on the platform. Fortunately, since 9 is an older film, it is still available on various other digital platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, Redbox, DIRECTV and Google Play.

This also does not mean that 9 will not be added to Disney Plus in the future.

It is also important to remember that although Disney Plus does remove titles from its platform sporadically, it also adds new titles every month and the platform still offers subscribers a vast variety of animated shows and films to choose from.

Other digital platforms on which to watch 9

Even though 9 is not on Disney Plus, there are several other digital platforms from which you can rent or buy the film instead.

Renting the film for only a limited time is definitely the most affordable option and Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, Redbox, DIRECTV and Google Play all have the film for $3.99.

You can also buy the film for $13.99 on Redbox or for $14.99 on all of the other digital platforms listed above if you would like to have access to it for a longer period of time.

The Disney Plus subscription plans

Disney Plus quickly shot to the top of “Best streaming services” lists after its launch in 2019 and it has several different tiers of subscription plans for new and old subscribers to choose from, including:

Disney Plus subscription plan Price
Disney Plus Basic monthly plan $7.99 per month
Disney Plus Basic yearly plan $79.99 per year
Disney Plus Premium monthly plan $10.99 per month
Disney Plus Premium yearly plan $109.99 per year
Disney Plus Bundle plan From $12.99 to $19.99 per month

What can you watch with a Disney Plus subscription?

Disney Plus is often the first streaming service that people think of when they want to watch an animation series or film.

Furthermore, even though 9 is not on Disney Plus, the platform does have a library with over 7,000 other movies and TV shows that you can enjoy.

This includes titles from Disney’s own archives, Pixar, and National Geographic as well as shows and films from franchises like Star Wars and Marvel.

Some of the most popular films that you can watch on Disney Plus, which are somewhat similar to 9, include:

  • A Bug’s Life, which also features a community of bugs fleeing from an oppressive force that is out to get them
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features the same Tim Burton-esque style of animation
  • Wall-E, which also has the same post-apocalyptic tone and many, many more.