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Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

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John Feeney
May 24, 2016 02:30
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Today, Netflix made an announcement seemingly tailored for these restless U.S. customers, touting a pay TV partnership with Disney, along with forthcoming titles that it will stream first or exclusively throughout the summer.

The partnership with Disney allows Netflix, as of September, to offer Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm movies during the same window when cable networks like HBO would be allowed to air them, but after Blu-ray and DVD releases.

Sarandos and Netflix then highlighted newer and classic films that will be available in its catalog this summer, including: The Big Short, Hotel Transylvania 2, Spotlight, Goosebumps, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Sixteen Candles and The Wedding Planner.

Netflix also reminded users of a spate of forthcoming originals that had already been announced, including a Brad Pitt-starrer, War Machine, and Christopher Guest-directed Mascots.

The company isn t just appealing to its existing customer base ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, when viewership on Netflix spikes.

UBS and RBC Capital issued positive buy or hold ratings on Netflix today, the Street.com reported.

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