Some of your favorite Disney titles are coming to Hulu!
Your inner child is about to get a whole lot happier! According to reports from the USA Today, Hulu has agreed to a deal with Disney to exclusively stream old Disney films like Mulan and Pocahontas. The deal comes on the heels of Netflix locking up exclusivity rights to anything the entertainment giant releases in 2016, like Captain America: Civil War and Zootopia. (Both are available on Netflix now.)
Mulan and Pocahontas aren’t the only classic films joining Hulu’s ranks, though. The report also lists movies like Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Muppet Treasure Island, The Princess and the Frog, Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Mighty Ducks, Pearl Harbor, Step Up, and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
Craig Erwich, Hulu senior vice president and head of content at Hulu had this to say about the news:
“The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy. Expanding our offering of top-rated kids and family programming has been a top priority for us, and we know viewers will love watching these films over and over again on our service.”
Hulu also has rights to stream shows from the Disney Channel. Shows like Doc McStuffins have been available for months on the popular streaming site.
With Netflix ruling the roost as far as streaming sites go, do you think this news will be enough for Hulu to dethrone the streaming giant? I think it’s a great move, but I also think they need to bring on some of the bigger Disney titles too. What other Disney movies would you like to see come to Hulu or some other streaming site? We’d love to hear what you think, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!