Streaming service Hulu and The Walt Disney Studios signed their first licensing agreement, bringing Disney favorites including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mulan,” “Pocahontas,” “Hercules,” “Sister Act” and “Air Bud” to Hulu.
“The new multi-year deal grants the streaming service the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to a collection of hit movies and family favorites from Disney’s library of blockbuster films,” Hulu said in announcing the deal.
The announcement adds: “The agreement 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.”
Said Craig Erwich, SVP, Head of Content, Hulu: “The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy. 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.”
The release adds: “The films will join top-rated kids programming from Disney’s suite of networks, and more than 20 Disney Channel Original Movies, that were added to Hulu through a comprehensive deal with The Disney-ABC Television Group announced earlier this year.”