Netflix nabs new Disney streaming rights: Wall-E and Dumbo now, Avengers Assemble later

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WALL-EWallpaper1024.jpgA host of fresh Disney titles will be coming to the Netflix UK and Ireland TV and movie streaming platform, with the service announcing the acquisition of a new batch of streaming rights from the Mouse House.

As of today, movies like Pixar’s Wall-E and Ratatouille will be available through Netflix alongside classic animated flicks including Dumbo and Robin Hood and live action films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

The deal also means that Netflix will get Disney blockbusters Avengers Assemble, John Carter, and The Muppets next year. The delay is down to Disney’s current deal with Sky, having recently launched the Sky Movies Disney channel that gains exclusive rights to recent Disney movies six months after their initial theatrical run, with exclusivity lasting a year.

“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.”

Gerald Lynch