Many Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment titles are currently not available for preorder on Amazon.com.
Earlier this year, until some time in June, Warner Bros. home video titles were also unavailable through Amazon while the companies negotiated a distribution agreement.
Amazon is locked in a dispute with Hachette Book Group, and has similarly removed the ability to preorder many Hachette titles, a situation that has writers fighting back and asking their readers to join them.
Amazon apparently is using interference with its customers’ ability to order — or at least pre-order — products from certain companies as a preferred negotiating tactic. While Amazon's dispute with Warner Bros. earlier this summer was more quietly resolved, the Hachette fight is getting ugly. Neither Walt Disney nor Amazon have commented on this. But it remains a curious and uniquely customer-unfriendly approach.