Netflix's CEO says entertainment pills could be the next big thing

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By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

Everyone is familiar with the saying 'Netflix and Chill,' but Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has an even better idea, 'Netflix and Chill Pill.'

That's not the actual brand or product name, but more of a concept that Hastings introduced at a recent tech conference for the Wall Street Journal.

When speaking about the future of Netflix, Hastings said that, while movies and TV shows may be all the rage now, he anticipates they'll eventually become obsolete and will be rivaled by pharmaceutical substitutes, "like a pill that entertains you." This according to a tweet from the Wall Street Journal.

If you're thinking, there already are pills that entertain you, Hastings is likely envisioning something more legal in the future.

For now, he says the company is focused on improving the streaming services they already offer and eliminating loneliness and boredom.

Hastings is right in that Netflix certainly helps bring people together. Even if you watch your favorite shows such as "House of Cards," "Stranger Things" and "Orange is the New Black" alone on the couch, chances are you talk all about the characters and conspiracies at the water cooler with co-workers the next day. Binge away!

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The 15 highest-grossing animated movies of all time

15. "Monsters, Inc." (2001) $423.4 million (adjusted for ticket price inflation)

$289.9 million - unadjusted

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14. "Toy Story 3" (2010) $447.8 million (adjusted)

$415 million - unadjusted

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13. "Aladdin" (1992) $449.9 million (adjusted)

$217.3 million - unadjusted

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12. "Lady and the Tramp" (1955) $478.2 million (adjusted)

$93.6 million - unadjusted

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11. "Cinderella" (1950) $517.3 million (adjusted)

$93.1 million - unadjusted

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10. "Finding Nemo" (2003) $528.4 million (adjusted)

$380.8 million - unadjusted

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9. "Bambi" (1942) $546.6 million (adjusted)

$102.2 million - unadjusted

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8. "Pinocchio" (1940) $578.3 million (adjusted)

$84.2 million - unadjusted

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7. "Shrek 2" (2004) $609.6 million (adjusted)

$441.2 million - unadjusted

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6. "Sleeping Beauty" (1959) $623.5 million (adjusted)

$51.6 million - unadjusted

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5. "The Jungle Book" (1967) $632.1 million (adjusted)

$141.8 million - unadjusted

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4. "Fantasia" (1941) $712.5 million (adjusted)

$76.4 million - unadjusted

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3. "The Lion King" (1994) $764.8 million (adjusted)

$422.7 million - unadjusted

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2. "101 Dalmatians" (1961) $857.2 million (adjusted)

$144.8 million - unadjusted

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1. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) $935.2 million (adjusted)

$184.9 million - unadjusted

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