Warwick Davis criticises ’embarrassing’ Disney removal of Willow series

Warwick Davis has hit out at Disney for removing the Willow series entirely from its streaming platform Disney+ less than a year after the show was released in November 2023.

Davis took to Twitter to air his frustration at the series being pulled from Disney+ saying: “I meet lovely people on a daily basis who are fans of Willow, who are the reason the Disney+ 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?”

He ended the Tweet with #embarrassing.

The Willow series continued the adventures of Willow Ufgood (Davis), first seen in the 1988 classic fantasy movie Willow, who, upon discovering an infant girl, Elora Danan, was destined to unite the realms. In the series – set 20 years after the movie – Willow teams up with a new young bunch of heroes to save the world.

The Willow TV series continued the adventures of magician Willow who teamed up with a new team of heroes to save the world.

Davis is not the only member of Team Willow to take to social media to address the show and its cancellation. When Disney decided not to renew the Willow TV series for Season Two back in March, showrunner Jon Kasdan took to social media to criticise the message about the show not being renewed.

“I am confident I speak for everyone involved when I say that we’d all like nothing more than to deliver Volume II, on the scale expected and demanded by the story we’re telling,” he said at the time.

Kasdan also echoed Davis’ sentiment about fans enjoying the series: “I know the fandom can be divisive. I know sometimes people say mean things, but I gotta tell ya, from deep inside… that has not been my experience at all. I love you guys!”

The series was removed from the platform back in May and was among 40 pieces of content to be taken down, which also included Turner & Hooch, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Y: The Last Man.

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