(Beverly Hills, California--May 13, 2013) Netflix, the world's largest Internet television network, is bringing a wide range of great live-action and animated films from The Walt Disney Company to its members in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Starting now, Disney and Disney•Pixar favourites including Ratatouille, Wall-E, The Chronicles of Narnia,and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,
as well as Disney classics like Dumbo
and The Aristocats
, are available to watch instantly, whenever and however members want.
In the coming months, Netflix members in the UK and Ireland will also be able to enjoy exclusive selected titles from Disney, Marvel and Dreamworks SKG including: The Help, War Horse, People Like Us and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
. Starting next year, exclusive titles will include Marvel's Avengers Assemble, John Carter
, and The Muppets.
"We are delighted to be able to offer our members an incredible variety of fantastic family films, from recent hits like Marvel's Avengers Assemble
to beloved classics like Mary Poppins
," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "We aim to make Netflix better all the time and hope members enjoy the rich offering of films we are making available from the Disney studios."
"We always look to offer families Disney movies when, where and how they want them," said Catherine Powell, SVP & GM, Disney Media Distribution, EMEA. "Working with Netflix in the UK and Ireland, we're providing its members with a superb range of movie entertainment, through a high-quality and convenient viewing experience."
About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 36 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at http://www.netflix.com
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About The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of around $42.3 billion in its last fiscal year (FY12).
The Walt Disney Company has operated in the UK and Ireland for more than 70 years and currently employs over 3,000 people, and is dedicated to creating innovative, entertainment experiences for children and families. Disney's magic is experienced in numerous ways on a range of Disney branded channels, in Disney Stores, on stage with "The Lion King"
, in cinemas and retail outlets across the UK and Ireland. In 2008, Disney announced its partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, focused on raising £10 million towards the hospital's redevelopment appeal. The Disney Appeal works across all of the Disney businesses to raise funds and provide unique and memorable experiences for patients and their families.