YouTube / Disney partnership to begin with family movie rentals
Earlier this month it was reported that kid’s fave Disney and Google-owned clip site and time-killer YouTube had entered a partnership – this with the intention of reinvigorating the stale image of Disney’s online presence whilst bettering the appearances of the ‘Tube to critical parents before a dedicated Disney Channel bippity-boppity-boos itself into the currently somewhat shady video domain.
The first stage of Disney’s presence on the video site begins with news from today from YouTube that some of the toon maker’s finest offerings will become available in the UK for rental, including Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh. Modern classics such as Pixar’s Cars and live-action Johnny Depp action-adventure Pirates of the Caribbean will also be included in the starting line-up with a ‘hundreds’ more popular titles from Walt’s vaults to be up for online viewing in the coming year.
As well as the movies themselves, which will cost on average around £3.49 per rental, there will be DVD style extras featuring interviews and behind the scenes footage for the Disney die hards. The Disney YouTube service should come to life between now and Christmas (that’s only 4 weeks!)