So about a week and a half ago everyone on the internet went bonkers over the fact that starting in September, Netflix would be the exclusive home of the entire catalog of Disney films. I know, right?
I mean, that seems almost too good to be true. Well, turns out that it was.
What Netflix actually said was that it would be the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. Meaning, new releases from the studio would be aired exclusively on Netflix, not the complete catalog of classic Disney films.
I know, not so great anymore, is it? I mean it’s okay, just not MIND BLOWN good. Pretty much everyone got it wrong, because it’s the internet and if it isn’t sensational it’s not clickbait and what’s even the point of anything if it’s not clickbait!? People are starting to issue corrections, but that doesn’t make us feel any better does it? NO IT DOESN’T.
The deal that starts in September of 2016, also includes rights to Pixar and Marvel superhero films, and they’ll air exclusively on Netflix about 8 months after their theatrical release.
There are some classic Disney flicks available on Netflix that were included in the deal, including “Dumbo,” “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland.” PFFFT.
So the good news is complete access to the Disney archives will not be interfering with your studying when the school year kicks in. The bad news is, no binge watching your childhood. Weeping. Thanks lamestream media!