“Frozen 2” fans are in for quite a treat because the Walt Disney Company revealed the hit animated film will be released on the streaming service this Sunday to keep families entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Walt Disney Company announced the surprising news on Friday, letting viewers know the decision was made in an effort to bring families in hibernation mode “some fun and joy during this challenging period.”
“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,” Disney’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek said in a statement.
“Frozen 2” will first be available for streaming on Disney+ for subscribers in the United States. The movie will hit the streaming platform internationally — in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand — on Wednesday. The announcement comes on the heels of the announcement that Disney has suspended all production for its live-action films.
“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”