Netflix gets exclusive rights to Disney movies starting in September
Great news for Disney fans who subscribe to Netflix!
Starting in September, Netflix will become the exclusive pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.
Disney and Netflix initially struck a deal back in 2012. According to The Verge, all Disney films released theatrically in 2016 and beyond are included in the agreement, which Netflix is reportedly paying hundreds of millions of dollars for each year.
The partnership means Netflix can offer the movies during the same window that cable networks like HBO and Showtime would be allowed to air them.
Netflix posted the news Monday on their company blog. They are also working on other new and exclusive movies, citing increased demand from subscribers.
Here are some other films coming to Netflix U.S. this summer:
- Sci-fi adventure classics Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World,Jurassic Park 3 (June 1)
- Academy Award Best Picture winner, Spotlight (June 22), the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered long-standing child abuse at the Catholic Archdiocese, featuring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
- Sundance hit and Netflix Original film The Fundamentals of Caring(June 24), follows Paul Rudd playing Ben, a writer-turned-caregiver, and his charge, a foul-mouthed British teen with muscular dystrophy played by Craig Roberts, as they take an impromptu road trip.
- The Big Short (July 6) with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale, brings to life the collapse of the U.S. mortgage bubble in an unforgettable and amazingly entertaining way.
- Brahman Naman (July 7), another Netflix Original film, brings the ribaldry of American Pie and takes it to India in the 1980s.
- Tallulah (July 29), another Sundance breakout and Netflix Original, unites Allison Janney and Ellen Page, in the story of a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife and the babysitter she hires.
- Also arriving in July for the first time are such classic family favorite franchises such as Back to The Future & Lethal Weapon.
- Netflix will premiere The Little Prince, a stunning animated film based on the beloved children’s book, featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco.
- Also appearing: The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent