Netflix, the world’s largest Video on Demand IP-based TV network, is bringing a wide range of great live-action and animated films from The Walt Disney Company to its members in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our members an incredible variety of fantastic family films, from recent hits like Marvel’s Avengers Assemble to beloved classics like Mary Poppins,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We aim to make Netflix better all the time and hope members enjoy the rich offering of films we are making available from the Disney studios.”
Starting now, Disney and Disney/Pixar favourites including Ratatouille, Wall-E, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, as well as Disney classics like Dumbo and The Aristocats, are available to watch instantly, whenever and however members want.
In the coming months other inventory will be added from Disney, Marvel and Dreamworks SKG including: The Help, War Horse, People Like Us and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and starting next year, exclusive titles will include Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, John Carter, and The Muppets.
"We always look to offer families Disney movies when, where and how they want them,” said Catherine Powell, SVP & GM, Disney Media Distribution, EMEA. “Working with Netflix in the UK and Ireland, we’re providing its members with a superb range of movie entertainment, through a high-quality and convenient viewing experience.
The announcement comes soon after Netflix and Disney/ABC Television Group announced a new multi-year licensing deal in the US that gives the streaming service exclusive US subscription rights to Disney five children’s series.