Netflix announced a deal today with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that will continue to give the stream U.S. streaming rights to upcoming Dreamworks and Illumination films.
What films is Netflix getting? Upcoming features from Universal’s Dreamworks Animation and Illumination will head to the streamer. This includes Dreamworks’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and The Bad Guys, and Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.
When will Netflix have the films? It’s complicated. Peacock, the streaming service owned by Universal’s parent company Comcast, has an exclusive four-month window on all of the features. But after that initial four-month period, Netflix will have exclusive streaming rights for 10 months, at which point it’ll revert back to Peacock. Then, four years after release, Netflix will again receive streaming rights to the Universal-produced films.