Well, hello Mickey: YouTube gets Disney movies to rent


YouTube (s GOOG) announced a deal with Disney (s DIS) Wednesday morning that will add hundreds of movies from Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Studios to its growing catalog of premium VOD titles. The partnership marks the fourth such deal for YouTube with a major Hollywood studio, after previously teaming up with Universal, (s GE) Sony Pictures (s SNE) and Warner Bros. (s TWX)

The announcement blog post highlights a few popular titles covered by the deal:

“Fans of animated movies? We’ve got the beloved animated classic, Alice in Wonderland and the newly envisioned Winnie the Pooh. Love Disney·Pixar? We have hits like Cars and Cars 2 all in one place. Up for a little bit of adventure? We’ll take you from the darkest depths of the oceans with all four of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, including the most recent blockbuster in the franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

YouTube didn’t make any announcements beyond the availability on its own site, but it’s safe to assume that the same titles will eventually be available as mobile rentals through Google’s Android Market as well.


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