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Netflix Will Soon Be the Only Place to Find Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar Movies

Image: Indiana Jones, Lucasfilm
Image: Indiana Jones, Lucasfilm

If Netflix wasn’t already the most essential streaming service before, it probably will be soon. (Well, essential for those of us too lazy and/or strapped for cash to go buy our own copies.)

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Netflix has announced that, starting in September, it will not just be a place to find Cinderella, The Avengers, Indiana Jones, and Toy Story, it will be the only place to find them. Netflix has made an exclusive deal with Disney and its subsidiaries, so no Hulu or Amazon Prime for those films.

We’ve heard a lot about Netflix’s original shows, but this is a deal that bolsters the larger catalog in a huge way. And, of course, Netflix already had a relationship with Marvel due to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the rest of the Marvel Netflix shows.

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The real question is whether that means we’ll finally be able to stream Star Wars. Fingers crossed.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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In case no one clicked the link, here are Netflix’s exact words:

From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.