Netflix and Disney, sittin' on TV! S-T-R-E-A-M-I-N-G!
Finally! Disney and Netflix are back together!
The two companies have not worked together since Netflix couldn't reach terms with the STARZ Network at the beginning of 2012.
But they reunited today and made a deal that makes Netflix THE choice for watching all your fave Disney films.
Right now, Netflix is going to become our eye into the Vault, with classics popping up on the service in a rigid schedule. Starting in 2013, all direct-to-video sequels will also find a home on Netflix streaming.
And in 2016, all of Disney's theatrical releases - including Pixar and Marvel movies - will be streaming instantly during the pay TV windows, just after DVD and Blu-Ray release!
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, said:
"Disney and Netflix have shared a long and mutually beneficial relationship and this deal will bring to our subscribers, in the first pay TV window, some of the highest-quality, most imaginative family films being made today.
It’s a bold leap forward for Internet television and we are incredibly pleased and proud this iconic family brand is teaming with Netflix to make it happen."
The deal reportedly ended with a handshake before Netflix swooped Disney in its arms and put it on a magic flying carpet and sang I Can Show You (to the) World! LOLz!
[Image courtesy of Netflix.]