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Disney to stream full movies online for free

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2008 21:19 User comments (10)

Disney to stream full movies online for free Disney has announced that it will begin streaming full-length movies online, for free, from its "Wonderful World of Disney" collection.
As part of a deal with ABC, the films will air on ABC every Saturday night for the summer and then will be available for free on www.Disney.com/WonderfulWorld for the week following the broadcast.

“Streaming full-length films on Disney.com takes our acommitment to delivering world-class online entertainment to the next level,”
stated Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director, Disney Online. “This is a wonderful partnership with ABC, and just another example of how Disney’s unmatched, high-quality content can be leveraged on multiple platforms.”

The movies, according to the Disney press release are:

* “Finding Nemo” – currently available online through June 13
* “Monsters Inc.” – airs on ABC Saturday, June 14 at 8pm; available on Disney.com June 16-20
* “Haunted Mansion” – airs on ABC Saturday, June 28 at 8pm; available on Disney.com June 30-July 4
* “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 5 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 7-11
* “Princess Diaries 2” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 12 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 14-18
* “Freaky Friday” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 19 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 21-25
* “Peter Pan” – airs on ABC Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8pm; available on Disney.com Aug. 4-8

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10 user comments

110.6.2008 21:49

Will the streamed film be fuzzy as the rest of the programming on "My ABC" is ? I watch Ugly Betty if full fuzziness on VOD ABC?

210.6.2008 21:52
tripplite
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dearst nobrainer...if only you were here to tell us how Disney was secretly sneaking glass slippers into our HDD;s.......ugh....how will we know when these acts of kindess are riddles with DRM or not?

it seems nice.....i hope the H is up to par:)

310.6.2008 22:13

Tried it just now, great picture quality. They give you the ability to watch it full screen (wide screen) too, also with great picture quality. However, you need to have strong connection to allow smooth playback.

410.6.2008 23:22

Great to see the "industry" is taking steps in the consumers direction.

511.6.2008 0:17

I like this i may have a look see and see if i like what they are talking bout here.

611.6.2008 1:09

Originally posted by tripplite:
dearst nobrainer...if only you were here to tell us how Disney was secretly sneaking glass slippers into our HDD;s.......ugh....how will we know when these acts of kindess are riddles with DRM or not?

it seems nice.....i hope the H is up to par:)

I actually laughed out loud over that. Very funny.

711.6.2008 3:45
nobrainer
Inactive

@ tripplite

i only comment negatively on anti-consumer actions.

you know i almost choked on my breakfast & fell off my chair when i read that story. respect to disney, but lets what the whole pan out with a pinch of scepticism.

@ DoggRuff

if the movies are not due to start until une 13 how did you manage to watch one? i am unable to check as i am outside the USA.

hmm, whats a proxy server?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Jun 2008 @ 3:49

811.6.2008 6:23

@nobrainer

The first movie is already there and will continue THROUGH the 13th. It doesn't start then.

* “Finding Nemo” – currently available online through June 13

911.6.2008 14:39

Well, I applaud disney for this. Well kinda. I do believe this to be a bit of a marketing scheme. As a father of a 7 year old daughter, who owns every single F'n disney movie and every single F'n thing that has disney princess' on it I think this is totally a marketing thing. I've watched those movies so many times I can go word for word on, Little Mermaid, Monster's Inc, and the Lion King. Ya she's watched them that many times. How is this a marketing schemem you ask????..........
Children are not happy watching a movie just once, or a couple days...They wanna watch it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and, well you get the idea. So if Disney were to play them online for a limited amount of time, then yank them off the children would go nutz. And parents would have to buy the dvds to keep there sanity. Daddy I want Daddy i want, daddy i want.....ya children are great thanks disney.
But this is actually a really good idea and pleases just a little bit.

101.5.2011 16:57
sway1975
Unverified new user

i would like to see some disney movies :)

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