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Netflix becomes exclusive US pay TV home for Disney, Marvel, Lucas film & Pixar movies

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MUMBAI: The global OTT player Netflix has partnered with Disney to broadcast forthcoming titles throughout the summer. Under the pact that was signed three and a half years ago, the streaming service will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucas film and Pixar with effect from September 2016.

Netflix’ chief content officer Ted Sarandos has also announced that Netflix original movie Mascots and War Machine will be arriving the same month. While the earlier is a mockumentary on sports mascots from This Is Spinal Tap writer Christopher Guest, the latter is from acclaimed Australian director David Michod and starring Brad Pitt, in the serio-comic tale of the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan.

The partnership with Disney will allow Netflix to offer the movies during the same window as HBO and other paid cable channels but after the DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

It has also added various films that will be available in its catalogue this summer which includes titles like The Big Short, Hotel Transylvania 2, Spotlight, Goosebumps, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Sixteen Candles and The Wedding Planner. Other new additions include Spotlight, the Jurassic Park series and The Fundamentals of Caring.

Meanwhile, few Disney movies will not be featured on the platform. Movies that will no longer be aired from next month include titles like Hercules, Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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