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Netflix will exclusively stream Disney movies in the U.S., shows off impressive summer lineup

Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service for Disney movies — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films — on the U.S. pay TV circuit. Netflix signed the agreement with Disney in 2012, and the deal is set to go into effect from September. The move keeps Disney's latest hits from streaming on rival services, as well as subscription networks during the first-run window.

Netflix is also showcasing upcoming additions to its catalog, with the likes of the Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, The Fast & The Furious, and more making their way to the streaming service in the coming months. Here's what's in store (opens in new tab):

  • Sci-fi adventure classics Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3 (June 1)
  • Academy Award Best Picture winner, Spotlight (June 22), the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered long-standing child abuse at the Catholic Archdiocese, featuring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
  • Sundance hit and Netflix Original film The Fundamentals of Caring (June 24), follows Paul Rudd playing Ben, a writer-turned-caregiver, and his charge, a foul-mouthed British teen with muscular dystrophy played by Craig Roberts, as they take an impromptu road trip.
  • The Big Short (July 6) with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale, brings to life the collapse of the U.S. mortgage bubble in an unforgettable and amazingly entertaining way.
  • Brahman Naman (July 7), another Netflix Original film, brings the ribaldry of American Pie and takes it to India in the 1980s.
  • Tallulah (July 29), another Sundance breakout and Netflix Original, 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 such classic family favorite franchises such as Back to The Future & Lethal Weapon.
  • Netflix will premiere The Little Prince, a stunning animated film based on the beloved children's book, featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco.
  • Also appearing: The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent.
Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

15 Comments
  • mmm, why not globally?
  • Indeed... Netflix's collection is smaller in Finland and probably in other countries too... Netflix as service is awesome. Posted via the Android Central App
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  • Because Netflix is at the mercy of corporate w@nkers' greed? Just use something like "unblockus" and set your Netflix region to "usa". You can switch it back to another version and you don't need to open a new Netflix account, if I remember rightly.
  • Disney Movies are already streaming on Mexico's Netflix. They also now have newer movies coming first than the US; the US version is turning into Hulu with a lot of TV shows but no new movies, unfortunately (for me). Until they started blocking VPNs, I was quite often logging into a Mexico IP just to have better, newer movies.
  • What does the first-run window mean timeline wise?
  • Meet the Robinson's? Posted with my Axon Pro.
  • This is good to see, actually, since their movie selection has really been getting worse over the last couple of years. Posted via the Android Central App
  • God that's what the world needs...more of the Fast and the ******* Furious. If only everyone with brightly colored rims and Ed Hardy shirts would just die...the world might just be a better place... Posted via the Android Central App
  • So does this mean that Studio Ghibli titles will be on Netflix this Fall? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hahahahaha Studio Ghibli allowing legal streaming? You must be new. I'd buy the whole collection if they'd include it on Disney Movies Anywhere... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maybe Star Wars: Rebels can finally be on Netflix for streaming!
  • Both BBC Iplayer and 4OD give us the option to download for limited offline use, I wish netflix would give us the same. If they did that then Im pretty convinced that torrenting would finally bite the bullet.
  • About time we see some CURRENT releases for a change. Thank God I have HBO who has been way ahead of Netflix getting new release films.. Streaming is better quality on Netflix though
  • I also read that Netflix will steam only movies from 2016 onwards, but not from before 2016. Also, I read this is costing Netflix hundreds of millions PER YEAR. Insane. Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/23/11745506/netflix-disney-pixar-marvel-l... Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • So Netflix will steam Disney movies and nothing else (according to the headline).