Stan announces Disney deal

A major deal today sees titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Lucasfilm on Stan.


A major coup today by Stan in securing a deal with The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand.

The deal will see some of Disney’s best live-action and animated films and TV programmes join the Australian streaming service from tomorrow,  Friday, December 14.

Stan subscribers will be able to enjoy content from Disney’s biggest brands: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Disney Channels (it does not note exclusivity).

The deal comes ahead of rumours that stand-alone streaming service Disney+ is expected in the US in late 2019. Disney XD channel is also ceasing operation in Australia on Fetch and Foxtel (Disney movies & TV remain on Foxtel otherwise).

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.”

Meanwhile in separate news, a US agreement for the original four Marvel shows — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — includes a clause that prevents the characters from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for at least two years after their cancellation, meaning no new appearances anytime soon.

The magic of Disney and Pixar on Stan includes enduring 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 mighty 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 huge 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.


23 Responses

  1. Interesting, must have realised that they needed to keep a presence here what with taking naming rights for what was Etihad Stadium here in Victoria and calling it Marvel Stadium, waiting until late 2019 for their own Streaming Service may not have made sense.

  2. I think having their own streaming services in Australia won’t be that successful. They would be better off partnering with Stan. Same could be said for 10 All Access. People are likely to sign up to 1 or 2 live streaming services at $10 a month not many more. I have Netflix and Stan. I wouldn’t pay for 10 All Access with their current content. Not likely to happen now that Nine fully own Stan.

    1. Basically the way I am, I bounce in and out of Stan and Netflix as what I want to watch is on there, with Amazon Prime being AU$49 a year I just keep that as the main one now, I mean at $4.08 a month (0.94 cents a week), you easily get your monies worth even if you watch one film a month.

    1. Would be an odd way to launch your own Streaming service, selling your best content to a rival. There aim is to stop Netflix building its empire with Disney/Fox content and make money themselves. Rather than starting the 6th or 7th streaming service in market that will have to rationalise, maybe it is better to partner with #2 against Netflix. That’s what it looks like. And do any fans of the Star Wars universe actually enjoy watching the Last Jedi?

    2. Disney+ won’t be launching worldwide. It is launching first in the US. It took years for Netflix to roll out to Australia and elsewhere in the world. Disney+ will likely be no different, so it makes sense to have their content across Foxtel and Stan in the meantime.

  3. Wow! Stan got a massive win here. I wonder if this means we won’t see Disney Plus in Australia at launch? Will the Disney Plus originals be on Stan? Should be interesting to see this play out…

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