Hulu Nabs 'Mulan,' 'Pocahontas,' Other Disney Movies in Exclusive Subscription Streaming Deal
More than 50 Disney films will be available on Hulu, including 'Tarzan' and 'The Emperor's New Groove.'
Hulu is adding Disney classics to its growing movie library.
The streamer has inked an exclusive subscription streaming deal with Walt Disney Studios for such films as Mulan, Pocahontas, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Air Bud. In addition, more than 50 titles — including Pearl Harbor, The Mighty Ducks, Tarzan and The Emperor's New Groove — will become available to Hulu members in the coming months.
"The Disney brand is synonymous with beloved movies that the whole family can enjoy," said Hulu head of content Craig Erwich. "Expanding our offering of top-rated kids and family programming has been a top priority for us, and we know viewers wil love watching these films over and over again on our service."
Disney, which owns a 30 percent stake in Hulu alongside 21st Century Fox and NBCUniversal (Time Warner also owns a minority stake), announced a deal with Hulu earlier this year that brought kids programming and a library of more than 20 Disney Channel Original Movies to the streamer.
Disney's recent releases won't be part of Hulu's multi-year agreement. That's because Disney struck a lucrative deal with Netflix in 2012 to bring first-run films from all of its brands, including Marvel and Pixar, exclusively to the streaming giant. That deal officially began in September 2016, making all theatrically released titles from the year — including Zootopia and The Jungle Book — available in the pay TV window.