Willow made its Disney+ debut on November 30, 2022, to some pretty high critical acclaim. In fact, this TV series sequel to the 1988 film of the same name managed to secure 84% from critics over 68 reviews, even if the audiences apparently found it lacking given their 65% rating of the same across over 5000 reviews. Alas, it may have been the lackluster audience reception that doomed this TV sequel. After all, Disney pulled this TV sequel entirely from Disney+ on January 11, 2023, for a reason. Even if the publicly stated reason was that it was part of a cost-cutting measure. You know, just like HBO Max and a bunch of other streaming services?
Needless to say, the people who worked on Willow and starred in it are not happy with this removal. Not least of who is Warwick Davis himself. You know, the guy who plays the lead role of the titular main character?
Warwick Davis and Willow: Details
Warwick Davis has gone onto social media to comment on Disney’s decision to remove Willow from Disney+. Specifically: his Twitter/X profile. As you can tell by his Tweet below, he’s not happy with that decision.
For those of you who can’t see the image above for some reason, here’s a full transcription of Warwick Davis’s Tweet:
I meet lovely people on a daily basis who are fans of #Willow, who are the reason the @DisneyPlus Series was made. Please tell me @WaltDisneyCo, what do I say to these subscribers when they ask why they can’t watch the series any more? #embarrassing
Honestly, though, Warwick Davis brings up a good point, and not just for Willow. Do media companies have the right to just remove shows and films wholesale from their streaming services without offering any way to watch them? I mean sure, they have the legal right to do so. But to paraphrase Dr. Ian Malcolm, just because they could, does it mean they should? Your mileage may vary on this. Leave your comments below if you want to weigh in on this. In the meantime, tune back into THS later to find out more Willow news when we do.