Disney Movies Coming to Netflix in 2018/2019

Disney movies will be coming to Netflix in 2018 and 2019 as part of the soon to be finished Disney contract. Here’s a look at all the Disney movies coming to Netflix in 2018 and 2019 plus everything you need to know about the Disney contract and that it’s coming to an end.

This article specifically applies to Netflix in the United States and Canada. Canada, however, is likely to continue receiving Disney movies after the cut-off. This means that 2019 movie releases such as Dumbo, Aladdin, Penguins, Toystory 4 and The Lion King will all come to Netflix in Canada at some point.

Let’s just recap the Disney deal before moving onto the full list. As you know, Netflix and Disney struck a deal back in 2014 which means all theatrical movies come to Netflix around 6-9 months after its initial cinema release.

For the purpose of expanding this article, we’ve included Marvel and Star Wars movies too.

Disney Movies That Have Arrived on Netflix in 2018

Here’s a quick look back at 2018 and the Disney movies that have already come to Netflix so far.

  • Cars 3 (January 31st, 2018)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (February 2nd, 2018)
  • Coco (May 29th, 2018)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (September 25th, 2018)
  • Jagga Jasoos (October 1st, 2018)

Disney Movies Coming to Netflix in 2018

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War

Theatrical Release: April 27th, 2018
Expected Netflix Release Date: November 2018-December 2018

Marvel’s Infinity War will be the penultimate Marvel movie that’s coming to Netflix. That means part 2, which is scheduled for release in 2019 at some point, won’t be coming to Netflix.  Released in early 2018, Infinity War brings together all the heroes that have been introduced on the big screen over the past decade.

The movie was a box office giant and naturally, is highly saught after. As we mentioned in our previous article regarding Infinity War, we have the feeling it may follow the same release pattern as Civil War. Captain America: Civil War released at a similar time to Infinity War and arrived on Netflix on Christmas Day. Could the same happen this year?


Solo: A Star Wars Story

Theatrical Release:
Expected Netflix Release Date: December 2018-February 2019

Solo may be out before the end of the year but given how unpredictable the Star Wars release has been up until now, it may slip into 2019.

This Star Wars movie may have been the first Star Wars movie fans missed over the past few years since Disney took over the reigns. It didn’t do so hot at the box office and may have even suffered at the hands of The Last Jedi which has caused a massive backlash.

The movie rewinds the clock and returns to Han Solo’s earlier life and the birth of the resistance.


Disney Movies Coming to Netflix in 2019

Incredibles 2

Theatrical Release: June 15th, 2018
Expected Netflix Release: January 2019-March 2019

The Incredibles 2 was Pixar’s big movie release of 2018 and while it didn’t do too well with critics, it drove millions out to the cinemas. The movie sees the return of the Parr family 12 years after the original launched to fight new foes.

Of course, this will movie will represent the final Pixar movie coming to Netflix after Coco and Cars 3 both arriving as part of the Disney deal.


Ant-Man and The Wasp

Theatrical Release: July 6th, 2018
Expected Netflix Release Date: March 2019 – April 2019

Ant-Man and The Wasp will be the final Marvel movie coming to Netflix. The Ant-Man movie sits outside of the Infinity War storyline (sort of) and ultimately was the final Marvel title to release in 2018. The movie sees Scott Lang under house arrest after the events of the first Ant-Man and his appearance in Civil War.

An all-new villain appears in this title and if you didn’t go to see this movie and loved Infinity War, you’ll definitely want to hang around at the end.


Christopher Robin

Theatrical Release: August 3rd, 2018
Expected Netflix Release: March 2019-April 2019

Netflix has seen the release of some great live-action Disney movies but for most, their most anticipated will be Christopher Robin. The story is centred around one of Disney’s biggest icons, Winnie the Pooh. It takes us back to just after the Second World War where Christopher Robin is now grown up and struggling to balance his work-life balance.

The movie sees the return of many characters you’re familiar with. It’s an absolute treat and Ewan McGregor continues to prove why he’s a global superstar.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Theatrical Release: November 21st, 2018
Expected Netflix Release: June 2019 – August 2019

If you’re looking for a Christmas treat in the middle of 2019, then Disney’s big Christmas release for 2018 is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The movie stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen and Richard E. Grant. The movie replaced Mulan for its slot this year.


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Theatrical Release: November 21st, 2018
Expected Netflix Release: June 2019 – August 2019

It turns out one of the final Disney movies coming to Netflix, in fact, includes every Disney movie. Wreck-It Ralph was insanely popular when it released back in 2012 and this next movie is set to up the ante by quite a lot. The movie will feature pretty much every iconic Disney character as Ralph gets connected to the internet and goes exploring.


Mary Poppins Returns

Theatrical Release: December 19th, 2018
Expected Netflix Release: July 2019 – September 2019

Mary Poppins will be the final Disney movie coming to Netflix as part of this deal. It doesn’t necessarily spell the end for Disney on Netflix overall, but it certainly is a line in the sand.

It seems appropriate that one of the biggest Disney icons will be the final Netflix release being the return of Mary Poppins. It’s been five decades since the original 1964 release landed on people’s screens and Disney wasn’t the business juggernaut that it is now.


Disney Movies Not Confirmed for Release

Dolphins

Theatrical Release: ???
Expected Netflix Release: ???

Disneynature’s released a new movie every year as part of Earth Day but still has not yet released Disneynature’s Dolphins. The movie was due to release in April 2018 but slipped its release date. Some have suspected it was pulled to launch on the new Disney streaming service.

If Dolphins is cancelled indefinitely which we suspect has happened, the next Disneynature theatrical release comes in 2019 after the Netflix cut-off.

https://twitter.com/Disneynature/status/988085017854132224


When will Disney movies leave Netflix?

As part of the Disney contract, titles only stay on Netflix for exactly one year and six months. We’re keeping track of all the Disney movies leaving Netfix in a special article.

What’s next? Disney will no doubt release its theatrical releases on its upcoming streaming service due for release in 2019.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.