The Disney vault has opened to those who want to stream movies from the company exclusively for Netflix subscribers. Soon, members will be able to stream their favorite Marvel superhero films on the platform, too.
Netflix announced on May 23 that it will be the exclusive home for all Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies in the U.S. starting this September.
The streaming service did not reveal exactly which movies will be coming, but we can only hope to see Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens eventually hit the platform.
The news was made in a blog post for the upcoming summer content Netflix has on deck. The company said that it sees about a 20 percent increase of movie watching in the U.S. around Memorial Day weekend, which means this unofficial start of the summer will kick off a whole batch of new movies coming to keep subscribers entertained all season long.
This includes the Netflix original movie The Do Over, starring Adam Sandler and David Spade that will be released on May 27. In June, subscribers can stream all three Jurassic Park movies, as well as the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight starring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
July brings with it the release of classics like Back to the Future and Lethal Weapon, along with new movies like The Big Short and the Netflix original Brahman Naman. Netflix will premiere the animated film The Little Prince, The Fast & The Furious, The Wedding Planner and St. Vincent in August.
Netflix also announced the original movie Mascots from comedian Christopher Guest and War Machine starring Brad Pitt will premiere in September.
While all these titles sound great, we still can't wait for more Disney and Pixar, as well as Marvel and Lucasfilm content to start streaming. Imagine being able to stream all the latest superhero films from Avengers: Age of Ultron to Ant-Man?
Netflix previously made a deal with Disney in 2012, and its catalog already features quite a few titles like the series Girl Meets World and movies like Lilo & Stich and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
But that doesn't mean some Disney titles won't be getting the boot to make room for new content.
"Many of our long time U.S. members might recognize that summer is a time when we refresh a large part of our film catalogue," Netflix's head of content Ted Sarandos writes. "This year is no exception, but there is one difference; a batch of non-exclusive titles are leaving while what is arriving is exclusive to Netflix among streaming subscription video services."
Get ready to say goodbye to Disney movies like Hercules on June 1, and Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame on June 24.
While we are sad to see these go, we can only hope they will be replaced with other classics like Beauty and the Beast or newer titles like Inside Out.