I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
For many years, Netflix was the streaming service to find not just Disney’s newest theatrical releases, but also a scattering of the studio’s older movies. Now that Disney+ has entered the streaming wars and become one of Netflix’s chief competitors, Disney content is slowly leaving the Netflix service and heading to own streaming service Disney+.
The migration of “Black Panther” one of the top-grossing superhero films to date, from Netflix to Disney Plus comes as Disney winds down its output deal with Netflix for the U.S. and Canada. Starting with 2019 new releases, Disney Plus is the exclusive home for subscription VOD access to new releases from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney has been steadily reclaiming streaming rights to library titles like “Black Panther.”
Another Disney title leaving Netflix next month is Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid, streaming on Disney Plus as of March 25.
Disney Plus had 28.6million subscribers as of Feb. 3, about three months after its debut, according to the company. The service is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and third-party licensed content, plus exclusive originals like “The Mandalorian” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
Other library titles coming to Disney Plus next month include “Doctor Dolittle 2,” “Ice Age,” “Bedtime Stories,” “The Finest Hours,” “Three on the Run” and “G-Force.”
Disney Plus originals with new episodes debuting in March include “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”; “Marvel’s Hero Project”; “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings”; “Shop Class”; “Disney Family Sundays”; “Diary of a Future President”; and “Be Our Chef,” a family cooking series hosted by Angela Kinsey (“The Office”).
Original movie “Stargirl,” a coming-of-age story based on the YA novel of the same name, premieres March 13 on Disney Plus. The film stars singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut alongside Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito.