Netflix Becomes Exclusive US Streaming Service For Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar in September

If you are not a subscriber to Netflix and want to be sure you can see streaming movies from Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar, you may want to consider signing up.  Starting in September, the streaming service will be the exclusive home here in the US for these studios.  It is a big win for Netflix who, along with this announcement, gave everyone a preview of what will be available on the service this summer.  What this deal means is that it will keep Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar flicks off of rival services and even subscription services during the first run time frame.

As for other announcements, there is a lot of new content coming to the service starting this summer.  In the announcement post made yesterday, here is a brief rundown of what you can expect to

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see this summer.

  • June:
    • Sci-fi adventure classics Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World,Jurassic Park 3 (June 1)
    • Academy Award Best Picture winner, Spotlight (June 22), the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered long-standing child abuse at the Catholic Archdiocese, featuring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
    • Sundance hit and Netflix Original film The Fundamentals of Caring(June 24), follows Paul Rudd playing Ben, a writer-turned-caregiver, and his charge, a foul-mouthed British teen with muscular dystrophy played by Craig Roberts, as they take an impromptu road trip.
  • July:
    • The Big Short (July 6) with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale, brings to life the collapse of the U.S. mortgage bubble in an unforgettable and amazingly entertaining way.
    • Brahman Naman (July 7), another Netflix Original film, brings the ribaldry of American Pie and takes it to India in the 1980s.
    • Tallulah (July 29), another Sundance breakout and Netflix Original, unites Allison Janney and Ellen Page, in the story of a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife and the babysitter she hires.
    • Also arriving in July for the first time are such classic family favorite franchises such as Back to The Future & Lethal Weapon.
  • August:
    • Netflix will premiere The Little Prince, a stunning animated film based on the beloved children’s book, featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Ricky Gervais, Marion Cotillard and James Franco.
    • Also appearing: The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent

That, of course, leads up to the start of September and the exclusive deal with Disney and others.

If you are not a subscriber to Netflix, they have plans that start at $7.99.  If you want HD and the ability to view on two devices at the same time, that is $9.99 per month (my plan of choice).  You can get more pricing information from Netflix and they are offering a 30 day free trial if you want to check it out.