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I’m not saying that my daughter really enjoys watching Moana, but she has been singing “How Far I’ll Go” pretty much non-stop for the last several weeks. She’s going to be awfully disappointed when it’s no longer available on Netflix. You see, Disney is on the cusp of pulling its movies off the popular streaming service so that it can go ahead and launch its own. Get in all your Star Wars while you still can.

It’s hard to believe that Netflix and Disney first inked their streaming deal way back in 2012, but it wasn’t until last year that it took effect. That’s how you’ve been able to watch such movies as Big Hero 6 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens through Netflix. Disney has now announced that it will be pulling its library from Netflix and creating its own premium streaming service.

Remember that Disney owns all that Marvel and Star Wars content too. The good news is that you won’t lose all of this right away. They say the cut-off point will be around 2019. This means that you’ll get Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and presumably 2018’s Han Solo movie, but you won’t get Episode IX: Whatever It’s Called.

It looks like you won’t have to worry too much about Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the rest of the Marvel Netflix Universe, beecause a spokesperson for netflix says that they will “continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing deal with Marvel TV.”

As far as the new yet-to-be-named Disney service, it will be teh “exclusive home in the US for subscription-video-on-demand viewing.” They’ll still gladly sell you the DVDs and Blu-rays, of course. There’s also no specific mention of how this affects international markets, like Canada. What they do say is that the new Disney streaming service should have Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2 (official title TBD), as well as “original movies, TV shows, [and] short-form content,” plus older content from the vast Disney and Pixar catalog.


If the wind on Disney’s sail on the sea stays behind it, there’s just no telling how far they’ll go.

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