The world of streaming is a competitive one to say the very least. Services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more are constantly scrambling to find an unassailable niche. Hulu struck gold after becoming a vehicle for next-day network TV viewing. Amazon pairs its platform with its wildly popular Prime service. Netflix still remains king despite all of this though, backed by the best original programming in all of streaming, and an expansive library of on-demand movies and TV shows. That throne was solidified too, thanks to a deal with Disney to stream their latest films.
However, CNBC reports that Disney will be ending its streaming deal with Netflix in 2019, in order to launch its own streaming service. Per Disney CEO Bob Iger, the current deal will remain in effect through the end of 2018. This means there are still many recent and upcoming Disney releases that will be landing on Netflix. Keep reading to find out which Disney movies are still available to stream on Netflix, and which ones will be coming soon.
Zootopia was one of Disney’s first big successes of 2016, hauling in almost $1 billion at the global box office during its 11-week run in theaters. Thematically, it was a brilliantly simple yet effective breakdown of racial parity, the way our society defines equality, and the inherent flaws of racism. It’s the post-racial narrative that could have just as easily been a Pixar release, but instead ended up proving the mettle of Disney’s own animation house. At a breathtaking 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, there’s no denying its place in the pantheon of truly great animated movies.