Today, Walmart's VUDU service joins Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing U.S. consumers' ability to manage and enjoy their digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go.
Consumers who purchase eligible Disney, Pixar and Marvel titles in Walmart stores or digitally on VUDU can now take their movies anywhere when they unlock their digital copies and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere and VUDU accounts. With VUDU's availability across a wide array of connected entertainment devices and smart TVs, Disney Movies Anywhere users will find it easier than ever to enjoy their movie collections from the comfort of their living room and across their devices and operating systems.
The launch coincides with the release of the sing-along edition of Frozen, the #1 animated film of all time, available digitally and as a special DVD plus digital copy for a limited time. Today also marks the early digital release of this year's biggest domestic hit, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
"We're thrilled to expand Disney Movies Anywhere with Walmart and VUDU," said Janice Marinelli, President, Disney Studio In-Home and Digital Distribution & Disney-ABC Content Distribution. "In addition to its robust digital video service, Walmart is a top destination for Blu-ray and DVD purchases, and bringing Disney Movies Anywhere to VUDU enhances the value of those purchases to create an outstanding entertainment experience that consumers can take from their living room to their mobile devices."
"Disney Movies Anywhere is arriving at Walmart and VUDU just in time for the holidays, making Walmart the leading destination where customers can buy the physical or digital versions of their favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel titles and enjoy it anywhere," said Jeremy Verba, general manager of VUDU, a Walmart company. "VUDU's availability across in-home entertainment devices like smart TVs, Roku 3, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as Apple and Android smartphones and tablets means Disney fans can now enjoy their movies on more devices than ever."
Over 400 Disney, Pixar, and Marvel titles are currently available in Disney Movies Anywhere, and for a limited time, users who connect a new participating retailer account will receive a free digital copy of Disney's hit animated film Wreck-It Ralph.
Check out Disney Movies Anywhere on VUDU at VUDU.com/DMA. U.S. consumers can sign up and access Disney Movies Anywhere for free on DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com and through the Disney Movies Anywhere iOS and Android apps. Users can then simply connect their VUDU, Google Play, and/or iTunes accounts to begin enjoying their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across platforms and devices.
About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney's library of over 400 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. Using the free DMA iOS and Android App and website, you can connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Google Play, and VUDU, and unlock access to your eligible movie collection across platforms and devices. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.
About The Walt Disney Studios
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!
VUDU, a leading digital video on demand service, is the easiest way to discover, watch and collect the latest movies and TV shows. VUDU is free to join and provides instant access to over 100,000 titles to rent or own in up to stunning 1080p resolution and 7.1 digital surround sound. VUDU is committed to making entertainment digital and accessible, launching innovative features such as Disc to Digital, Share My Movies and InstaWatch. VUDU is unmatched in availability across platforms and devices, and works on internet-connected TVs and DVD/Blu-ray players, Windows and Mac computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, set-top boxes like Roku, and PlayStation and Xbox game consoles. VUDU is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores, Inc., and is based in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit www.vudu.com.