Stan streaming deal: Customers get Disney’s biggest brands

• Stan subscribers will be able to watch content from Disney’s biggest brands

• Films and TV from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Disney Channels available on Stan from Friday, December 14

Stan has secured a deal with The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand for some of Disney’s live-action and animated films and TV programs to the Australian streaming service from Friday, December 14.

The move to licence the content to Australia comes after Disney recently announced plans to launch its own streaming service Disney+. The Disney streaming service is expected to launch in the US in 2019 yet there are no details about any planned international roll out.

Stan subscribers will be able to watch content from Disney’s biggest brands: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Disney Channels, in one place, and all at no extra cost. A line-up of Disney’s hits will be available on Stan this Friday, in time for the holidays.

Programming from Disney and Pixar on Stan includes family favourites such as Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Lion King, Cars and Cars 2, Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, Up, Wall-E, the animated Beauty and The Beast, Maleficent, The Little Mermaid and the live-action Cinderella. These titles will feature alongside films from the past year including Coco and A Wrinkle in Time.

The partnership will also bring the Marvel universe to Stan including this year’s blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man.

Fans of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars universe will be able to enjoy recent box office hits Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Alongside the movie collection will be a selection of Disney’s kids TV programming from Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Key titles include Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and The Lion Guard, and Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series, Star Wars Rebels, Andi Mack and DuckTales.

Mike Sneesby, Stan’s CEO, said: “Disney is one of the most iconic entertainment brands globally and we are very proud to be partnering with them to bring a huge collection of their biggest live-action and animated films and TV programmes to our customers. With hits from across all their biggest franchises including Disney Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm as well as Disney Channels’ TV series and movies, the deal further illustrates Stan’s ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the world’s very best premium entertainment.”

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