Netflix UK has just announced a deal with Disney which will see films like The Muppets and Avengers Assemble exclusive to the service.
The deal with Disney also sees classics like Dumbo and the Aristocats available to watch today, alongside more modern hits like Wall-E and the first Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Over the coming months, more Disney movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be available to stream alongside Disney oldies. Dreamworks titles like The Help, War Horse, People Like Us will also arrive on Netflix later this year.
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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer our members an incredible variety of fantastic family films, from recent hits like Marvel’s Avengers Assemble to beloved classics like Mary Poppins. We aim to make Netflix better all the time and hope members enjoy the rich offering of films we are making available from the Disney studios.”
These deals complement the heavy investment Netflix has made in producing and procuring other exclusive content. House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey was made specifically for the platform and the latest season of Arrested Development will arrive exclusicely on Netflix later this month.