Will ‘Abominable’ be Coming to Netflix?

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Abominable – Picture: Dreamworks

Dreamworks is currently showing its latest new IP off in the form of Abominable, a new kid’s animated movie, in the theaters but will it be coming to Netflix? Unfortunetely, for those in the United States, it doesn’t look like it’ll be releasing as per previous Dreamworks movies. 

The new movie from the animated studio behind How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek has been smashing it in recent years with its IP.

Abominable is about a magical yeti that returns to his family. It’s been receiving great reviews with a 62 from critics and scoring a 7.3 on IMDb.

Will Abominable be on Netflix in the United States?

Now let’s move onto the movies Netflix availability.

For a quick TL:DR, the answer is no, Abominable probably won’t be on Netflix anytime soon.

Normally, Netflix in the US would carry Dreamworks movies around 6-9 months after they showed in theaters. This was on what’s called an output deal which means any new titles the studio produces, it comes to Netflix.

However, earlier in the year we learned that the Dreamworks output deal was snatched up by Hulu. This means Netflix bid and lost out on the contract or decided it wasn’t worth it.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 was the first movie to go to Hulu instead of Netflix and that means

The only saving grace is that Netflix has been carrying quite a few of the older titles from Dreamworks around 6 years after release. The most recent example is Turbo coming to Netflix recently after its 2013 release.

Will Abominable come to Netflix in other regions?

Our records show that Canada, Australia, Poland and several other European countries are currently carrying Captain Underpants which could mean Abominable will be on Netflix in those regions in a couple of years.

There’s still plenty of Dreamworks titles coming to Netflix however. Over the next few years, there’s plenty of new and returning series from its lineup including Fast and Furious, She-Ra, Wizards, and Jurassic Park

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com