News Amazon Disabling Preorders on Disney Titles
posted on 2014-08-11 23:57 EDT
Amazon has disabled preordering on select Disney titles due to a contract dispute. The online retailer has disabled preordering on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted and others. Disney distributes various Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki's final film, The Wind Rises. The film is currently listed as unavailable on Amazon.
Amazon disabled preorders on Hachette titles, including its manga imprint Yen Press in May. The Amazon Books team issued a statement stating it is "not optimistic that this will be resolved soon." Amazon also disabled pre-orders on Warner Bros. titles during ongoing contact negotiations, including Viz Media titles. The negotiations were resolved in June.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.