Hulu Strikes First Theatrical Features Licensing Deal With Disney

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Hulu and Walt Disney Studios have reached a multiyear licensing agreement for the exclusive SVOD rights to a collection of the latter’s theatrical features.

Through the deal, Hulu becomes the lone subscription video on demand home to a selection of Disney favorites, including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mulan” (pictured above), “Pocahontas,” “Hercules,” “Sister Act” and “Air Bud,” which are all available to stream on Hulu now.

More coming titles include: “Con Air,” “Step Up,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” “The Mighty Ducks,” as well as Disney blockbusters that the whole family can enjoy including “Lilo & Stitch,” “Tarzan,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Muppet Treasure Island” and “The Princess and the Frog.”

“The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy,” said Hulu’s head of Content Craig Erwich. “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.”

Disney kids programming and Disney Channel original movies were added to Hulu earlier this year.

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