Disney to Launch Disney Movies on Demand Service in Spain

Ratatouille (2007)

About: Remy the rat (Patton Oswalt) arrives in Paris to find that his favorite chef has died, so he works with a kitchen’s garbage boy to reach his culinary dreams.

Pixar First: When it's revealed that Luigi was born out of wedlock, he becomes the first illegitimate child in a Disney film. Prior to Ratatouille, children in Disney films without parents were either orphans or stepchildren, but had been born in wedlock.

Box Office: $623.7 million worldwide.            

Fun Fact: Pixar worked with chef Thomas Keller at his restaurant French Laundry in order to learn more about the art of cooking.


The Hollywood giant strikes a deal with online content firm Wuaki.tv for the second European launch of the subscription VOD service.


LONDON - The Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal with Spanish online company Wuaki.tv for the launch of subscription VOD service Disney Movies on Demand.

The agreement will give the entertainment giant the second Disney-branded subscription VOD movie service in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region following a recent launch on Zon in Portugal.

Financial terms weren't disclosed.

The deal will offer Wuaki.tv subscribers "a selection of some of the world's most loved Disney and Disney/Pixar movies," including Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Toy Story, Pocahontas and Dumbo.

“Launching a Disney-branded SVOD movie library service in Spain is a logical next step in our distribution strategy, complementing our existing agreements with other linear and non-linear broadcasters and platforms” said Simon Amselem, country manager, Walt Disney Spain & Portugal. “Through working with innovative clients, such as Wuaki.tv, we are able bring our audiences our compelling storytelling in more flexible ways, to further enhance their viewing experience.”

Said Jacinto Roca, CEO of Wuaki.tv: "This agreement is in line with Wuaki.tv’s priority of pioneering the best premium content distribution via the Internet, allowing consumers to choose what they see, when they want to see it, directly on their TV or game console."

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