Is ‘Indiana Jones’ on Disney+?

Disney may have Indiana Jones-themed amusement park attractions. However, some Disney+ subscribers are wondering if the streaming platform has films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Here’s how to watch films in the Indiana Jones franchise.

Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom' of 1984
Harrison Ford in a scene from the film ‘Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom’ released in theaters during 1984 | Paramount/Getty Images

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ was previously available on Netflix

This explorer hated snakes, but Indiana Jones fans love to watch his many adventures. The first movie in this franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, premiered in 1981.

According to Inside the Magic, as of June 2020, several movies in the Indiana Jones franchise were available on Disney’s rival streaming platform, Netflix. 

They have since been removed, along with Disney-owned films like Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Several Disney movies and television are still available on Netflix, though.

That includes Disney Junior’s Sofia the First, Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, and the animated film, The Princess and the Frog. 

There’s no word regarding when, or if, the Indiana Jones movies will premiere on Disney+. Although some Disney films pop up when they’re searched on the streaming platform’s library, the Indiana Jones movies are still not listed. 

‘Indiana Jones’ movies are not available on Disney’s streaming platform

No, movies like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are not available on Disney+. Not to worry, though, Harrison Ford fans. There are still a few ways to watch this whip-yielding archeologist in action. 

Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels are available for rent and purchase digitally thanks to Amazon. There are also physical copies of the original Indiana Jones movie and its spinoff at retailers like Barnes and Noble, Target, and Walmart. Fans can also watch Indiana Jones movies live on the television network, Paramount Network.

Disney, technically, owns the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise

When the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm, that included the Star Wars franchise, as well as the “Indiana Jones intellectual property,” including distribution rights. They aren’t the only company connected to Indiana Jones, though.

According to Screenrant, Paramount receives “financial participation” whenever a new Indiana Jones film is released. It’s for this reason that some fans believe the movies may never come to Disney+, similar to Marvel flicks like Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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There are also hints of Indiana Jones throughout Disney’s theme parks. Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World holds the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Disneyland holds the ride Indiana Jones Adventure.

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There are also plenty of films starring Ford on Disney’s streaming platform. That includes the original Star Wars trilogy and the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.