Netflix and Disney: here’s what’s included in the deal

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Hollywood Stars

From September 2016 onwards, Netflix will become the first-stop US pay TV home of Disney studio output — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" would make its US Pay TV debut on Netflix. © Disney "Rogue One - A Star Wars Story"

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” would make its US Pay TV debut on Netflix.
© Disney
“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story”

Should the deal last four years or more, here’s what US users can expect to see arrive on the streaming service.

The reminder was slipped into a May 23 blogpost about Netflix’s summer plans, but in fact has been in the works since 2012 when the two companies went public with plans for the multi-year exclusivity deal.

New films, beginning with those theatrically released in 2016, will head to Netflix first – though the length of the multi-year deal wasn’t specified, and it’s for “the first pay TV window” rather than forever.

So with that in mind, what’s going to be popping up on Netflix?

Walt Disney Animation Studios has Oceanic island adventure “Moana” for November 2016, Jack and the Beanstalk remake “Gigantic” for March 2018. An untitled release set for November 2020 could be “Frozen 2” – or it could be something else.

Pixar’s schedule has “Finding Dory” in June 2016, “Cars 3” in June 2017, “Toy Story 4” in June 2018, and “The Incredibles 2” in June 2019; November 2017’s “Coco” looks to Mexico’s colorful Day of the Dead celebrations for inspiration.

If the mystery multi-year deal runs four years, that’s still 10 films from Marvel Studios. Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with May’s “Captain America: Civil War,” includes new “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Spiderman” “Thor,” and “Ant-Man” movies, introduces solo films “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” and rounds off with “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2” in May 2019.

(This February’s “Deadpool,” like the “X-Men” films, was from Fox, not Marvel Studios.)

Disneynature’s Panda documentary “Born in China” comes out in 2017, while the group’s figurehead studio, Walt Disney Pictures, has presided over two of 2016’s biggest hitters to date — “Zootopia” and “The Jungle Book” — with Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” out in a few weeks.

Over the next year or two there’s fantasy adventure “Pete’s Dragon” (Bryce Dallas Howard), true life chess drama “Queen of Katwe” (Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo), plus “Beauty and the Beast” (Emma Watson) and six more live-action fairy tale adaptations; the first of four “Avatar” sequels was most recently rescheduled for 2018.

And while Lucasfilm wasn’t part of Disney when the 2012 announcement was first made, it was just three weeks later, and is also part of the deal.

So while 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” isn’t subject to Netflix exclusivity, we can expect this December’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” then “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” the young Han Solo spin-off, 2019’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” and possibly even a new “Indiana Jones” to make Netflix a first stop before landing anywhere else.

  cp/cm – Relaxnews

Related posts

Jolie to direct Cambodia war film for NetflixNew Pee-wee Herman film to get Netflix premiereNetflix to release war flick ‘Jadotville’Amazon launches 4K serviceNetflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscapeEverything you need to know about Comic-Con 2014‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episodeSamsung: affordable OLED TVs still four years awayBullock, Timberlake top winners at People’s Choice awards‘Lone Ranger,’ ‘Oz’ trailers aired during Super Bowl 2013Jimmy Fallon to host Golden GlobesLynda Carter accepts presidential role in ‘Supergirl’Netflix nabs DiCaprio’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’Noémie Schmidt named as the face of upcoming Rochas fragranceEmma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer recordBatman and Superman attractions coming to theme park in Abu Dhabi‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ big winner at the Empire AwardsNicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’Disney details more ‘Star Wars’ Land features‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced