Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars head to Stan
The House of Mouse inks deal for Stan to stream its shows from 14 December.
It has been known for a while that Disney was gradually removing the streaming rights for its vast catalogue of titles from global streaming service Netflix, ahead of its own US launch of its Disney+ service. What wasn't known was any kind of time frame for that service to launch Down Under.
It may in fact be moot, at least for the time being, with Stan today announcing that it has signed up the Disney catalogue for its own streaming service, covering content from Pixar, LucasArts, Marvel and of course, Disney itself. Stan's simply incorporating the Disney content it has picked up into its streaming service directly at its standard pricing, name-dropping some pretty big titles along the way.
From 14 December 2018, that's this Friday, Stan will add (among others) Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Lion King, Cars, Cars 2, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, Up, Wall-E, the animated Beauty and The Beast, Maleficent, The Little Mermaid, the live-action Cinderella, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Phew!
Or in other words, if you've been wondering how to keep the kids happy during the school holidays when it's too hot to go outside, the chances are you'll find something on Stan to keep them happy.