Disney Debuts Cloud Movie Service

Burbank-based Walt Disney Studios has launched a new, cloud movie service this morning, called Disney Movies Anywhere. According to Walt Disney, the new service--available via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and the web--allows users to purchase and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel. Disney said its new service will feature over 400 digital titles. Disney is launching the new movie service in conjunction with Apple's iTunes, which is powering the technology behind the new service. Financial details of the deal between Disney and Apple were not announced. Disney's new movie service allows for both streaming of titles, as well as downloads to platforms such as and iPhone or Apple TV. Disney said it has been offering up digital copies of its movies via special codes in its DVD and Blu-ray products since 2008, and that those same codes will be able to be used to download those titles from the new service and in iTunes.