The latest Disney movie catalogue comes exclusively to Netflix in September!

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I hope you Disney fans are ready for an epic binge-watch!

It was just announced that the streaming deal that Netflix and Disney announced back in 2012 will soon be up in full-force. That’s right kids, starting in September, Netflix will have permission to stream all films that are property of the Walt Disney Company. For those wondering, this also includes Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar titles.

What does it entail exactly? Well, the agreement includes all the Disney films released in theaters in 2016, onward. The folks at Netflix are apparently paying hundreds of millions per year for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to browse the collection for myself! It’s also worth noting that the Disney/Netflix deal actually blocks subscription networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz from screening Disney’s latest films, and it also blocks Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services. While it seems a little cutthroat, we can’t deny that it’s best for business.

Netflix actually made the announcement in a blog post, which states that this new endeavor is meant to excite customers for the films coming this summer: “From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar,” said Netflix’s content boss, Ted Sarandos. So if you don’t have a subscription yet, now might be your time!

So what do you think about the biggest streaming service in the world adopting the Disney library? Let me know what you think in the comments below!


  1. patricia parsons

    love this i knew i kept netflix for a good reason

    1. EricJ

      Studios are -literally- starving subscription services to death, because they see no reason to create a “competitor” to the Flixster/Vudu VOD money they want directly themselves.
      If it wasn’t for Netflix’s exclusive deals with Dreamworks and Disney, 20th-century feature films on subscription streaming would currently be as dead as Amazon Prime. 🙁

  2. Debbie

    Just in time I was going to switch to hulu

    1. Patrick

      Yay! Then you can pay to watch commercials!

  3. Jerry

    my question is what about the classic ones such as Cinderella, Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter Pan etc.. will they also be available for streaming.

    1. EricJ

      At the moment, you can already stream both Fantasia and 2000, but you can’t buy them on disk for another few years…Close enough?

  4. Marc

    I bet price goes to 15/month now.

  5. Charlotte

    Will it be on the UK version of Netflix too?

  6. EricJ

    “I hope you Disney fans are ready for an epic binge-watch!”

    WHAT is it with the freakin’ “Binge-watching”??
    Series, maybe, but movies? Escape your generation, and seek help.

    1. Patrick

      If you have the time, what does it matter?

  7. Karrie

    That is awesome news as long as it includes Canadian Netflix as well.

  8. Robin

    I was thinking about canceling my subscription to Netflix streaming, because so many of the shows and movies I wanted to see were not on Netflix. I have just officially changed my mind!!

  9. Tom JK

    I do think this is pretty awesome, but nothing beats buying physical copies of the films themselves. I’m still kicking myself after missing that chance in purchasing “The Lion King.”

    However, I’m with EricJ. The “Binge-watching” business is getting ridiculous. What if you had jobs, or a family to take care of? You won’t have time to watch ALL the movies or TV episodes of anything on that day or week. People really need to know when to take a break and do something more productive. I like watching movies, but there is more to life than sitting in front of a screen. The only shows I’ve ever been close to “binge-watching” were “American Horror Story: Murder House” and “24.” Mostly “24.” Once you put a season in, you get hooked after every cliffhanger.

    1. EricJ

      It’ll take a few years for the novelty to wear off, but “binge-watching” at the moment is our generation’s fascination with the fact that all the episodes are THERE, at our fingertips, and working out some imagined tantrum against the history of scheduled commercial-TV they might or might not remember as kids…Well, feel better now?
      Again, it’s like a cookie jar: All the cookies are there, and you can have one cookie after school every day, or you can sit in a corner and greedily scarf the whole jar until you vomit–We know what a child dreams of doing, but what is a grownup -expected- to do?

      And at this point, we’re basically grateful that ANY movies show up on Netflix, nowadays, now that studios basically snub subscription services for more profitable direct sales.
      Those back in ’10 who said “I don’t need my disks anymore, now that they’re all on Netflix”…well, -are- they? A little harder to find, no?

    2. Patrick

      I doubt people who have a job they need to go to, or family responsibilities are the ones binge watching. How bout you let people live their own lives and focus on yours. Glass houses and all that.

    3. Cat

      You can buy loin king on ebay. I bought it for my grandson

    4. Cat

      You can buy The Lion King on ebay cuz I did for my grandson

  10. Jaime

    I don’t understand why everyone is getting so excited. Articles keep attaching pictures of the classics when it’s FUTURE films that the contract includes NOT past. And Disney is not going to just do away with their vault system. If they allowed Netflix to stream the classics, the vault system would be useless. Calm your jets.

    1. EricJ

      The last “exclusive” deal DID include past classics (including the inexplicably de-vaulted Fantasias).
      In fact, you’ve got till the end of June to still stream Mulan and Hercules, unless they end up renewed.

  11. Cynthia

    Yah….I’m so looking forward to watching all Disney movies. Great job.

  12. Jeff

    Back when this was announced I figured we’d see streaming at the same time or before the DVD release. Isn’t that what we used to see from HBO? But in practice it seems like streaming only shows up a few months or more after the DVD release.

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