Aladdin has just flown into cinemas across the land but if you’re going to be waiting for it to come to Netflix. You’re probably going to be out of luck. Here’s a look at why Disney’s Aladdin won’t be coming to Netflix.
Disney has been remaking a string of their biggest titles with Dumbo releasing earlier this year (albeit to little fanfare) and Mary Poppins which released late last year and is still coming to Netflix. The next big title is The Lion King.
The new movie sees Will Smith play the iconic role of the genie previously played by the late Robin Williams. It sees the story retold in a live-action format with a street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier look for a magic lamp that can grant their wishes.
Will Aladdin come to Netflix in the United States?
Let’s now move onto its streaming status in the United States. Once the movie has concluded its cinema run, it would’ve come to Netflix had it released between 2016 and the beginning of 2019. That contract is now up and Disney has chosen to place all of its content on its upcoming streaming service called Disney+.
As it stands, we can envision Aladdin coming to Netflix in any capacity in the coming years with the exception of Netflix DVD who’ll likely carry the movie for rental.
Will Aladdin come to Netflix in other regions?
At this point, we don’t know. Disney+ is releasing around the world at staggered points through the course of the next few years.
Netflix UK usually gets Disney titles several years after the cinematic release but right now, we don’t know if that contract is up and when Disney+ will arrive.
Netflix Canada was also under the Disney contract between 2016 and 2019. Likewise, no Disney+ release date has been announced there just yet either.
On the whole, it looks like you’ll have to be seeking out other avenues to watch the latest Aladdin movie. Do you wish it was coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.