‘Roger Rabbit,’ Other Disney Features Added To Netflix Streaming


Netflix streaming has added a handful of new Disney films, as well as a few British TV shows.

Perhaps most notably, the 1988 cult film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has been added to the service. Though it’s not the first (nor the last) film to mix live-action with animation and/or CGI, it is one of the most memorable examples, thanks to its dark humor, noir tone and cynical mix of Disney and Warner Bros. characters.

Also from Disney and now on Netflix streaming are the 1996 animated musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Tom Hulse as Quasimodo and Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough and Mary Wickes as his three talking gargoyle companions.

Demi Moore voices Esmerelda, the gypsy who becomes friends with Quasimodo.

Another Disney film on Netflix streaming is Mulan, starring Ming-Na as a girl who rejects society’s expectations and disguises herself as a boy in order to take her father’s place in the army. She becomes a warrior hero with allies including Li Shang (Mulan’s commander and love interest) and Mushu, a pint-sized dragon and comic relief voiced by Eddie Murphy.

Several British TV shows have also made it to Netflix streaming. Among them, Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 1-4, the complete 2004 revival of the classic Christie detective.

The Forsyte Saga has also been added. The 2002 mini-series stars Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, Rupert Graves, Ioan Gruffudd and Corin Redgrave.

Netflix streaming also now carries Rosemary & Thyme: Series 1-3, Vera: Series 1, and Drop Dead Diva: Season 4.