Netflix Streams Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm And Pixar In September: Facts You Need To Know
Good news. animated film junkies. Movie streaming site Netflix has announced its schedule of select animated films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar.Advertisement
The availability of animated films from the leading animation studios today is the highlight of Netflix for the month of September. The movie-streaming site will also feature some of its original movies, Netflix announced way back in May.
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The Netflix originals that will be featured this month include “Mascots” and “War Machine,” starring award-winning Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.
It can be recalled that in 2012, the media giant bought back exclusive rights to feature Disney films. Nearly four years after the monumental deal, Netflix subscribers can now taste the fruit of the agreement.
This means that other online platforms, including Amazon Prime, will no longer carry Disney films, except for umbrella releases, as existing contracts between Disney and other platforms other than Netflix will cease to exist, Forbes reported.
Future releases from Disney will only be accessible or available to Netflix subscribers starting September. This is true to other Disney subsidiaries, including “Zootopia” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” among others.
In securing the exclusive rights to carry Disney titles, Netflix has spent a whopping $300 million, becoming the first major agreement between two entertainment companies.
In a report from LA Times, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said that the agreement paves way for the future of internet television. Aside from the exclusive rights to carry new and future Disney films, the agreement also awarded Netflix nonexclusive rights to carry older and classic titles.
“We are incredibly pleased and proud this iconic family brand is teaming with Netflix to make it happen,” Sarandos was quoted as saying by LA Times.