Netflix Confirms Sony Animation Deal


Following some Wall Street speculation, streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that it has struck a deal for Sony Animation films, taking over films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 from Starz, which still has a secure deal for Sony’s live-action features.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this new agreement will be a boon for Netflix as it will recover part of the content it lost after discontinuing a licensing deal with Starz. Though only a couple titles will be added per year, the Sony Animation content will add to Netflix’s dominant kids animation content catalog, which already includes exclusive access to Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks animated flicks.

“Netflix and Sony Pictures Television have reached a multi-year agreement to bring Sony Pictures Animation feature films in the first pay TV window to Netflix members in the U.S., beginning with the hit movies Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Smurfs 2 in 2014,” the three companies revealed in a joint statement.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

  • Black_Shark

    I would really like to see Netflix promote smaller animation studios, especially ones that produce traditional cartoon animation.
    I am very tired of the same old 3D Pixar style.