Disney+ recently made an announcement that it would be releasing “Frozen 2” three months ahead of schedule and adding it to its streaming services as a surprise for families.
According to People magazine, The Walt Disney company shared that the early release was a way to surprise families with “some fun and joy during this challenging period.”
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Much to the surprise of families around the world, the movie was made available on March 15th through its Disney+ streaming channel.
Bob Chapek, chief executive officer at The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement provided to People.com that, “‘Frozen 2’ has captivated audiences around the world through its powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family, messages that are incredibly relevant during this time, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device.”
NBCUniversal also announced that it would be releasing a few of its films from its Universal Pictures stable including the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film “Trolls World Tour,” which is set to open April 10. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film “will be made available on demand at the same time they hit those theaters that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.”
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Other films you can expect to see as early as Friday on streaming include Universal’s “The Hunt” and “The Invisible Man,” as well as Focus Features’ “Emma,” which are all currently in theatrical release.
In regards to possibly other Universal titles being released, the Hollywood Reporter said, “Insiders say it isn’t a blanket policy for the studio’s entire 2020 calendar and that decisions regarding other titles and the duration of the policy haven’t been made yet.”
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