Netflix has this week announced that it has signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company which will, from today, see titles such as “Dumbo,” “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland”, land on the service for U.S customers.
“Disney and Netflix have reached agreement on a multi-year catalog deal that today brings to U.S. Netflix members such beloved Disney movies such as ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” reads the official announcement.
In addition to this, the company has also announced that – (starting in 2016) – theatrically released feature films will also be available for Netflix users to watch, with Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Nature, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios, already on board for this new direct-to-digital ride.
Beginning with its 2016 theatrically released feature films, new Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disney nature titles will be made available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the pay TV window on multiple platforms, including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones. Also included in the agreement are high-profile Disney direct-to-video new releases, which will be made available on Netflix starting in 2013.
And finally — Live in Canada and also a subscriber to Netflix? … In that case, you can sit back and wait for the exclusive digital premiere of The Hunger Games. The blockbuster movie is set to hit the service, December 31.
“We are excited to be the exclusive online home for the Hunger Games in Canada, and we think that our Canadian members are going to be thrilled with the latest addition to the service,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “We are pleased that our continued relationship with Alliance benefits our subscribers directly.”
Read the entire announcement.