Netflix is getting Disney-fied. It was announced today that Netflix and The Walt Disney Company have signed an exclusive multi-year deal that will see first-run live-action and animated feature films from Disney stream exclusively on Netflix. The deal begins in 2016 and includes films theatrically released from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Disnenature after that date. Said films will be made available exclusively on Netflix’s streaming service as part of the first pay-TV window, and the deal also includes direct-to-video new releases from Disney starting in 2013.
For those discouraged by the long wait for 2016, the two companies also struck a separate multi-year deal that will make catalog Disney titles available on Netflix imminently. This is very welcome news, as the prices of Disney’s home video releases can be steep and you’re SOL if the movie you want is “in the vault.” Hit the jump for the full press release.