Universal Animation Movies Hammer Post Peacock Multi-Year Pay Window With Netflix – Deadline

As we told you last week, UniversalAnimation titles will continue to air on netflix. In a new multi-year deal made official by the two studios today, Uni’s animated films will stream on Netflix during the middle 10-month portion of an 18-month paid partner window.

As previously reported, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s 2022 films and beyond will be available on its Peacock streaming service 120 days after their theatrical release for four months and also during the final four months of the 18-month paid window. of a title. As we first reported, Prime Video will exclusively stream Universal’s 2022 and future live-action titles during the middle ten months of this 18-month window (months 5-14), and Netflix will stream the studio’s animated features.

The Netflix window will begin after the initial four-month Peacock window. This new deal builds on Netflix’s pre-existing offering Lighting output agreement with Universal to now include DreamWorks Animation. Tentpoles such as Illumination Minions: The Rise of GruDreamWorks Animations The villainsand Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be part of the initial offerings in 2022.

As part of the deal, Netflix will also license the rights to UFEG’s entire anime and live-action slate approximately 4 years after its release, as well as title-selection rights in Universal’s extensive film library.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with UFEG to bring more films from Illumination and DreamWorks Animation to our Netflix audience,” said Colin Morawski, Director of Studio Licensing, Netflix. “As we’ve seen with our own slate, Netflix families love watching and re-watching animated movies, and this deal allows us to expand our library to give our audience more of what they want to watch.”

“Netflix has been a great partner and we’re excited to expand our relationship,” said Peter Levinsohn, vice president and chief distribution officer, UFEG. “Universal Filmed Entertainment Group produces some of the biggest animated franchises and boldest originals from some of the most influential, impactful and inspiring creators in the industry. This exciting deal further demonstrates the importance of this content to our distribution partners as they grow their audience and deliver the best in entertainment.