Some Netflix (NFLX) Content May Seem Like Famous Movies, But Look Again...

August 16, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Send to a Friend
The streaming deal between Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) ended a while ago, but does that mean you really can't watch Disney films? Er, Disney-like films?

No, it doesn't - Not as long as Netflix is in charge. This is a page for "Kiara the Brave."

"Kiara the Brave" came out in 2011, according to IMDB (just above the 2.2 out of 10 stars rating). Voice starts include the talented Matthew Warzel, and, um, others?

Other fantastic titles include "Romeo vs. Juliet" (which looks like "Lady and the Tramp"), the "Thief and the Cobbler" (very "Alladin"-ish), and "Life's a Jungle" (animals...in a jungle). The movies usually have descriptions of which one's they were "inspired" from, though we bet that Romeo and Juliet didn't happen in an ocean.

Generally, the movies don't follow the same plot or character array, having been produced on first word of a film or following the debut of a trailer. For Pixar films, those can happen many moons before an actual film is released (trailers for summer '13 movies are probably happening now...summer '12). So, films studios have plenty of time to script a story.

Though not necessarily a knock-off, some argue the packaging and headlines might confuse some customers. Why Netflix would agree to these deals is a mystery to some, but considering the studios are probably asking multiples less for content when compared to Disney and Netflix subs are satisfied in the process, it really seems like a win-win situation.

Shares of Netflix are up 1.5 percent on the session.


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