Disney movies will be coming to Netflix exclusively beginning in September and that’s going to make a whole lot of little ones — and not-so-little ones — pretty happy.
As the movie wars continue between Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, with all three upping their movie library before summer arrives, Netflix may have just nabbed the biggest prize of them all.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Netflix and Disney struck a huge exclusivity deal in 2012, and the result of that collaboration is taking effect in September.
With that announcement in 2012, Netflix’s stock surged by 8 percent on the NASDAQ, according to Reuters.
On Monday, Netflix announced that the start date for the Disney movies on its pay service would be September via a blogpost by Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content.
“From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive U.S. pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar.”
— Brit + Co (@BritandCo) May 23, 2016
The news came at the bottom of the announcement of over a dozen titles — ranging from Spotlight to The Wedding Planner — that will be added to its service over the next few months.
The exact titles from the Disney collection were not yet announced, but as Mashable points out, “given Disney’s vast library, one can assume that means a wide variety of offerings.”
— Crystal (@Korosan) May 1, 2016
In his blogpost, Sarandos noted that there is generally a 20 percent increase in movie watching in the U.S around Memorial Day weekend, and the Los-Gatos entertainment giant is poised to offer its clients a slew of good titles.
“Many of our long time U.S. members might recognize that summer is a time when we refresh a large part of our film catalogue. This year is no exception, but there is one difference; a batch of non-exclusive titles are leaving while what is arriving is exclusive to Netflix among streaming subscription video services.”
In addition to the Disney movies, Sarandos also announced several Netflix Original movies that are set for this summer.
“We’re excited to be bringing you new and exclusive Netflix Original movies including Mascots from the master of low-key comedy Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) and War Machine, from acclaimed Australian director David Michod and starring Brad Pitt, in the serio-comic tale of the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan.”
— VentureBeat (@VentureBeat) May 23, 2016
Some of the films coming to Netflix’s U.S. service in the next few months include the following.
In June, Sci-fi adventure classics Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3 on June 1; Spotlight on June 22;
and the Sundance hit and Netflix Original film The Fundamentals of Caring on June 24.
In July, Netflix viewers can expect The Big Short on July 6, with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale; another Netflix Original film Brahman Naman on July 7; and Tallulah on July 29, another Sundance breakout and Netflix Original, which 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 several classic family favorite film franchises including the Back to The Future and Lethal Weapon movies.
And in August, Netflix will premiere The Little Prince, an animated film based on the beloved children’s book featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco.
The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent will also debut on Netflix in August.
So who’s pumped to see Disney movies on Netflix?
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