Peacock is going to get a whole lot more animated.
The streamer has struck a deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) that will see it exclusively get most of the studio group’s films, as early as 45 days after they have come out in theaters and on PVOD. The arrangement will begin in 2022. Both Peacock and UFEG are owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal.
The deal affects two major animation studios, Dreamworks and Illumination, both of which are under the Universal umbrella. Four features from the studios are due to come out next year: The Bad Guys (April 22), Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 1), Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (September 23), and an untitled Super Mario film (December 21).