British studio space provider Pinewood Studios and animation monarch Disney have struck a leasing deal. The deal will entail Disney taking control of all the stages, backlots, and other production accommodation in Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
Finances were never mentioned, but with Pinewood tacked as Europe largest studio space provider, it couldn’t come cheap. Disney used them in the past for their Star Wars films. Pinewood was also used for some of their live-action adaptations such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. They were also used for films like Doctor Strange and Black Panther.
Outside of Disney, Pinewood’s studios was the hub for the ever-popular James Bond film franchise.
The timing of this deal seems almost perfect. Earlier this year, Netflix struck a long-term deal with the space provider to use its Shepperton studios. Those studios are a similar size to Disney’s new addition. The overall length of time they have it is unclear, but some believe it to be as long as 10 years.