With little in the way of excitement with the box office delay of Mulan and likely Black Widow, Disney decided to give fans something to be exciting about by releasing Frozen 2 to Disney+ three months ahead of schedule starting Sunday. It was originally set to release June 26.
The film will also arrive on Disney Plus in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17.
In a statement, new Disney CEO Bob Chapek said “the themes of perseverance and the importance of family are 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.”
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This was a savvy move from Disney considering its next series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has had to shut down shooting in Prague due to the Coronavirus. It makes sense to show some benefit to the streaming service since we might not get new original content until 2021 at this rate.
I do wonder if Disney couldn’t release shorter seasons of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and possibly The Mandalorian 2 with the tease and clear communication that the second half will arrive once shooting resumes?
What do you think of this news? Does it make you want to consider getting Disney+ now if you haven’t subscribed?