Disney breaks up with Netflix to launch own streaming service
The new platform will be the home for all Disney movies going forward
Entertainment giant Disney is cutting its ties with streaming service Netflix as it announced plans to build its own direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Disney will now stop offering first runs of releases on Netflix from the start of 2019, and instead it will have its own platform for Disney and Pixar content.
Bob Iger, CEO, Disney, said: "This acquisition and the launch of our direct-to-consumer services mark an entirely new growth strategy for the company, one that takes advantage of the incredible opportunity that changing technology provides us to leverage the strength of our great brands."
The move will happen in 2019, meaning Netflix customers still have time to watch Disney movies, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, however any film released in 2019 will not be on Netflix.
However Disney's upcoming platform will feature "Toy Story 4," "Frozen 2," and the upcoming live-action "The Lion King." Disney will also make ‘significant investment' in exclusive movies and television series.
Here's a rundown of movies that will be on Netflix, unless the movie production is delayed into 2019.
A Wrinkle in Time
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Mary Poppins Returns
Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars standalone Han Solo movie (untitled)
The Incredibles 2
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms