HBO Max will hold Fox’s movie lineup for the past year, under a rare deal to share streaming windows with Disney Plus and Hulu for half of the studio’s titles, beginning with “Ron’s Gone Wrong.” next month.
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and WarnerMedia modified their current production agreement for Fox films (renamed 20th Century Studios) on HBO / HBO Max, which runs through release year 2022.
It’s one last hurray for the association – the deal is not expected to be renewed, as Disney in the future will keep all 20th Century Studios movies exclusively on its own streaming media.
Under the modified pact, HBO / HBO Max will share the co-exclusive rights with Disney Plus and Hulu to a selection of titles from 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. HBO / HBO Max will retain the Pay TV window exclusivity on about half of the list through 2022.
In addition, Disney has agreed to accelerate the start of the pay window for 20th Century Studios movies on HBO / HBO Max, while continuing to honor the previously announced exclusive theater windows. WarnerMedia and Disney also have ad placement rights in select Fox films for their direct-to-consumer services (HBO Max With Ads and Hulu) after an ad-free window.
The animated family comedy “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the first film to be available on both HBO Max and Disney Plus, and will premiere on both services beginning December 15.
In 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” things go awry when Barney, a socially awkward high school student (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) receives Ron (Zach Galifianakis), a faulty and wired device. digitally that is supposed to be yours. “Best friend out of the box”. The film is directed by Sarah Smith and Jean-Philippe Vine and co-directed by Octavio E. Rodríguez. Julie Lockhart and Lara Breay produce 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 hitting 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.