Come September, those of you with a Netflix account, or are able to get their hands on one, will be able to watch a fine selection of Disney films thanks to an exclusive pay-TV deal that was signed three and a half years ago and is now only coming into action. This exclusive deal starts with Disney titles that were released in 2016, which unfortunately means that it doesn’t include Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Those of you wanting to watch J.J. Abrams’ seventh instalment to the space opera series will have to do so through Starz. However, you can console yourselves with the fact that this deal still means that every recent and upcoming Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar film will soon be just the click of a button away on Netflix.
A Netflix representative confirmed to Variety that the 2016 Disney releases will start being released from September. The actual dates that they’ll be released onto Netflix haven’t been revealed, but the source insisted that the "specific dates/titles" will be shared within due course. This will include the recently released Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War, each of which have been met with sterling reviews from critics and have grossed almost $2.9 billion combined. A total that's still increasing every day. Meanwhile, the likes of Finding Dory, The BFG, Doctor Strange, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will all be made available on the streaming website, too, just a couple of months after they've finally hit cinemas.
Unfortunately, Netflix did confirm that they will be losing several classic Disney titles from the start of June. So those of you that want to watch Hercules, Mulan or The Hunchback Of Notre Dame only have a few weeks left to do so. But those of you who have been biding your time and waiting for the perfect moment to watch Tarzan, Robin Hood, Lilo & Stitch and Emperor’s New Groove will be pleased to know that they’re being kept on board for the time being.
But it’s not just Disney titles that are on their way to Netflix, though. In fact, over the next few weeks the streaming website is adding a fine array of Oscar winners. This will include the recent recipient of the Best Picture Oscar Spotlight, as well as the hugely enteraining and informative The Big Short, which will be made available on June 22 and July 6, respectively. Meanwhile, they’re also adding the first three instalments of the Jurassic Park franchise, as well as all of the Back To The Future and Lethal Weapon films as well.
Netflix have also got several original properties that they’re preparing to launch over the summer months, too, including Adam Sandler’s The Do-Over and the original films Brahman Naman and Tallulah. Basically, even though the weather is finally starting to turn resplendent, Netflix are giving us more and more reasons just to stay inside.