By: Tami Orendain
Rejoice, Disney fans! Hulu has announced that the streaming site will begin playing classic Disney movies.
From The Nightmare Before Christmas to Lilo and Stitch to The Princess and the Frog, and beyond, more than 50 titles will be available for your viewing pleasure on Hulu, many of them already available now.
“The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu senior vice president and head of content in a statement. “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.”
Hulu and Disney have already had a positive relationship in the past: earlier this year Hulu and The Disney-ABC Television Group reached a deal to stream Disney Channel shows and more than 20 Disney Channel Original Movies. This new move to stream classic films seems like a logical next step.
This deal doesn’t include recent releases like “Zootopia,” which are instead available on Netflix, but it does make both old and new Disney films, as well as Disney Channel shows and Disney Channel Original movies, available over just two streaming sites. For any Disney fan, it’s a great start to the new year.