Disney recently announced a multi-year, exclusive streaming deal with Netflix, which would allow Netflix to be the first-run provider of Disney’s animated and live-action movies starting in 2016. So once they’re available for pay TV, they’ll be available on Netflix. The deal includes all of the Disney film library, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature.
Back in February, Netflix’s deal with Starz expired and with it went nearly 1000 Starz moving titles, including many Disney/Pixar titles such as Toy Story 3, Tangled and The Princess and the Frog.
The deal is not only limited to future releases, but Disney’s current collection as well. Already, many Disney films have already popped up on Netflix, including many animated titles such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Aristocats, The Great Mouse Detective…I could go on and on.
The deal seems like a great move for Disney. It seems almost everyone has a Netflix subscription nowadays and people turn to Netflix before hitting up Redbox or Blockbuster (if you can even find one open). I know many families that even forgo cable subscriptions because Netflix’s collection of kid’s movies and TV shows is so all-encompassing. Perhaps Disney wants to have its movies be top of consumers’ minds through this deal, which will ultimately result in more more box office sales for Disney films. This has occured with many current TV shows (like AMC’s Mad Men) whose past seasons are put on Netflix, which then gain viewers and fans, who ultimately go back to cable to watch the current season.
What Disney movies are you excited to watch on Netflix?