Hulu Gets Disney Classics As Part Of New Deal

Hulu and Disney have reached a new licensing agreement that will see several classic Disney movies make their way to Hulu’s streaming service.

The deal involves 50 Disney films, with some going to Hulu exclusively and others non-exclusively.

Disney films now exclusively streaming on Hulu include Pocahontas, Mulan, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Other Disney films that will soon be found on Hulu’s streaming service include Con Air, Step Up, Lillo & Stitch and The Princess and the Frog.

All of Hulu’s new Disney films being older releases is likely due to Disney’s deal with Netflix, which sees newer theatrical releases, including Captain America: Civil War, heading to Netflix’s streaming service exclusively.

Netflix and Disney already had a previously existing deal to create content for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Defenders.

Hulu struck a similar deal with Marvel earlier this year, one that will bring a Marvel television series based on Runaways to Hulu’s streaming service.

Financial terms of the Hulu-Disney agreement were not revealed to the public. Disney owns a 30 percent stock in Hulu, sharing ownership with News Corp, Time Warner, and Comcast.

via Variety