Disney Plans to Pull All of Its Movies from Netflix
If you haven’t gotten your fill of Moana, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and Finding Dory on Netflix yet, you might want to act quickly. Disney has announced plans to add all of their films to the list of movies leaving Netflix after they launch their own streaming platforms.
The good news: You will still be able to stream the classics elsewhere. Disney recently acquired a sizable stake in BAMTech, a streaming company, and they plan to use the technology to launch two new platforms. First, the company will focus on an ESPN network, set to launch in 2018, before launching what will be the only subscription service to offer Disney and Pixar movies on demand, set to launch in 2019.
The move comes after the 2016 announcement that Netflix would be the exclusive platform to stream Disney flicks, a partnership they celebrated by adding a whopping 90 movies to the streaming service, including The Emperor’s New Groove, Lilo & Stitch, High School Musical, and Fantasia.
Fortunately, we have until the new service launches to enjoy all of our favorite movies on Netflix. According to CNBC, Netflix said Disney movies would be available through the end of 2018, so until then, we’re filling our watch list with as many Disney hits as we can handle.
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