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Netflix Canada to get Disney films quicker

- July 17th, 2014

Sounds like for once, Canadians luck out when it comes to movies on Netflix.

Netflix Canada has signed an exclusive content deal with Disney to get animated and live action films, roughly eight months after they’ve been released in theatres, according to a press release.

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This is quite the move for Disney as the company has been notorious for delaying the home release of some of its content – or removing films from circulation and putting them in the Vault. (I’m still waiting for Song of the South people…)

“We are delighted to be the new pay TV home in Canada for the world’s highest-quality, most imaginative and entertaining films,” Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in the press release. “Canadians of all ages will have an incredible range of great stories and characters to look forward to.”

Starting with films getting theatrical release in 2015, Canadians will get access to content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and DreamWorks.

As SteamDaily News reports, Disney made a similar deal with the U.S. Netflix back in 2012, but that doesn’t deal will only apply to films released in 2016 and beyond.

So suck it, America. I’ll be watching Ant-Man on Netflix before you! (That is, if it ever gets made.)

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