The Walt Disney Company has announced that Frozen 2 will be available to watch this weekend on Disney+, which is three months ahead of schedule. The movie will hit the streaming service on Sunday, March 15th.
In a press release that was sent out, the reason behind the early release was to surprise families “with some fun and joy during this challenging period.” With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, schools are being shut down and kids will be staying home. I imagine this is a welcome treat for both parents and kids.
Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company said in a statement:
“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.”
Frozen 2 will be made available internationally on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17th. In the U.S., the film will initially be available in high definition, with Ultra HD video playback available to all subscribers on Tuesday, March 17th.
The story follows “Elsa, together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, on a remarkable and inspiring journey into the unknown to discover the source of her magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle.”
The movie was directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and it stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.