While Netflix seems to be focusing more and more on building it’s original content library, Hulu seems to be more and more focused on shoring up their licensed content library.
In the spirit of those efforts Hulu announced this week a multi-year deal between the streaming service and Walt Disney Studios for the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to a collection of hit movies and family favorites from Disney’s library of blockbuster films.
According to a press release sent out by Hulu the agreement includes currently streaming on Hulu titles, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas, Hercules, Sister Act and Air Bud will and will also make over 50 popular titles available to stream on Hulu for the first time.
Titles including 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, will become available on Hulu over the coming months.
“The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy,” said Craig Erwich, SVP, Head of Content, Hulu. “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.”
Netflix will continue to be the exclusive streaming home of newer Disney feature films as part of a deal struck back in 2012.