We have exciting news for Disney fans! You will soon be able to stream many of your favorite Disney movies.
Hulu has recently acquired all of the streaming rights to over 50 Disney classics in a multi-year deal, according to Deadline. That means Hulu subscribers will be able to indulge in timeless films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mulan,” “Hercules,” “Pocahontas” and “Air Bud.” Newer hits such as “Lilo & Stitch,” “Tarzan,” “The Emperors New Groove,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “The Princess and the Frog” are also included in the deal.
Many of these movies will now become Hulu exclusives in the world of internet streaming subscriptions. Previously, you may have seen a few of these movies on Netflix. However, that will not be the case anymore. Netflix may be getting the newly released Disney movies, but Hulu will win the classics!
Hulu’s Head of Content, Craig Erich, shared some of the motive behind this deal with Deadline:
The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy. Expanding our offering of top-rated kids and family programming has been a top priority for us, and we know viewers will love watching these films over and over again on our service.
This is not the first deal struck between Disney and Hulu. Hulu is partly owned by Disney, and you can already find numerous Disney movies and shows on the streaming giant. In fact, earlier this year, Hulu reached a deal with Disney-ABC Television Group to live stream the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. In addition to this, Hulu gained 20 Disney Channel Original Movies.
The addition of these classic flicks to Hulu will be something the whole family will enjoy—and it will likely make family movie night that much better. We imagine Hulu subscriptions will be on the rise after this news—especially in households with children!
[h/t: Refinery 29]