Netflix is adding some more Disney programming to its lineup as part of a multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company that was announced today.
USA Today reported that the video streaming site will have exclusive United States rights to stream five shows from Disney XD and Disney Junior. Two of the shows, “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” and “Tron: Uprising,” will be available immediately while “Handy Manny,” “JoJo’s Circus” and “Special Agent Oso” will debut at the end of the month.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said to USA Today: “Families love Netflix and we know they especially love the imaginative and high-quality TV shows and movies from Disney. We’re excited to bring ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates,’ a terrific show for families with preschoolers, to our members.”
Netflix and The Walt Disney Company reached a deal last year that would let Netflix stream new Walt Disney Movies starting in 2016 and will get exclusive rights to stream “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and “The Avengers 2,” which will come out in 2015. Some older Disney films like “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland” are already available on Netflix as part of the deal.
The addition of Disney programming is part of Netflix’s efforts to reach out to kids and families and will complement Netflix and Dreamworks’ collaboration on the video streaming site’s first original animated series “Turbo F.A.S.T.” coming out in December.
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