Netflix Gets Exclusive Deal with Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm

Netflix Gets Exclusive Deal with Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm

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Netflix is already the go-to movie streaming service for most people, but starting in September it will become the exclusive home for all films Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm in the U.S.

Netflix has not yet specified which films it will be adding to the platform at that point, but hopefully some of the new releases from each of the production companies, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book, will be the first to become available.

This news was announced as part of a blog post that the network shared detailing information about their summer content in general. They mentioned that over Memorial Day weekend they would be increasing the available content for streaming, since they generally experience a 20 percent increase in U.S. movie watching starting at that date.

This content increase will include both older movies that Netflix has the streaming rights to, as well as the May 27 premiere of their original film The Do-Over, which stars Adam Sandler and David Spade. Awesome options will keep rolling out all summer long.

By June, all three of the Jurassic Park movies will be available on the platform, as well as the recent Oscar winner, Spotlight, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams among others.

In July, we’ll get some beloved older films such as Back to the Future and Lethal Weapon, as well as newer films such as The Big Short.

Then, in August, the list will grow to include The Little Prince, The Fast and the Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent starring Bill Murray.

Of course along with all the additions there will also be some films leaving, including the Disney ones Hercules, Mulan, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Netflix’s head of content, Ted Sarandos, explained some the changes they would be making.

“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.”