Here is the scoop!
Here’s more proof that big media companies are slowing warming up to offering full length shows and movies online for free: The Walt Disney Co. just announced that it will stream full length movies for free online for a week after they’ve aired on the Wonderful World of Disney on Saturday night.
The first movie, Finding Nemo, is available for free online streaming through Friday and Disney will stream another 6 movies throughout the summer after they air on Saturday night. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of movies and air dates).
The biggest splash in the legal streaming of movies and TV shows has been made by Hulu, a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp., which has gotten rave reviews from lots of people, me included.
And while you can find lots of TV shows to watch online, movie offerings have so far been limited. Hopefully more media companies will follow Disney’s lead and put more full length movies online.
Here’s the schedule of Disney movies for the rest of the summer
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
Not as good as you might have thought but still!!