HBO Max will take over the Fox movie for the last year – as part of an unusual deal to share windows streaming with Disney Plus and Hulu for half the studio titles, starting with the family animated comedy ” Ron’s Gone Wrong “next month.
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and WarnerMedia have modified their current production agreement for films from Fox (renamed 20th Century Studios) to HBO / HBO Max, which runs until 2022.
It’s a final rush for the collaboration: The deal is not expected to be renewed, as Disney will in the future keep all 20th Century Studios movies exclusively in its own streaming stores.
Under the amended pact, HBO / HBO Max will share the exclusive rights with Disney Plus and Hulu in a selection of titles from 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. HBO / HBO Max will maintain the exclusivity of the TV window with a subscription one in about half until 2022.
In addition, Disney has agreed to speed up the launch of the pay-one window for 20th Century Studios movies on HBO / HBO Max, while still honoring the exclusive theaters previously announced. WarnerMedia and Disney also have the rights to place ads on selected Fox movies for direct consumer services (HBO Max With Ads and Hulu) following an ad-free window.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the first film to be available on both HBO Max and Disney Plus, which is expected to premiere on both services from December 15.
In “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” by 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation, things go awry when the socially awkward middle-aged Barney (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) accepts Ron (Zach Galifianakis), a malfunctioning, digitally connected device that is supposed to is his. “The best friend out of the box.” The film is directed by Sarah Smith and Jean-Philippe Vine and co-directed by Octavio E. Rodriguez. Julie Lockhart and Lara Breay are co-producers with executive producers Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham and Elisabeth Murdoch. The film is written by Sarah Smith and Peter Baynham with music by Henry Jackman.
In addition to Disney Plus and HBO Max on December 15, “Ron’s Gone Wrong” will be available on Blu-ray and in digital stores such as Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and Vudu, with exclusive bonus features.
20th Century Studios’ 2022 chart includes “Prey,” a new installment in the “Predator” movie franchise starring a native woman – however, will go straight to Hulu in the summer of 2022 and is not part of the revised production deal. with WarnerMedia. Disney has not announced the availability of titles from 20th Century Studios on HBO / HBO Max other than “Ron’s Gone Wrong”.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said that “Prey” would air on HBO Max along with Hulu in the summer of 2022. In fact, “Prey” will be available exclusively on Hulu in the US. in Latin America on Star Plus; and Disney Plus under the Star brand in other international markets.
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