With the coronvirus pandemic causing so many delays in the film industry, many are curious to see if Disney will provide more content for their streaming service. Two of their more anticipated films- Mulan and New Mutants- were amongst those delayed during this period, so the possibility of these films getting a Disney Plus release as opposed to theatrical release is a possibility. However, while no word has been set about these films being on the platform, Disney did adjust a digital release of one of their big hits from 2019, stating that Frozen 2 will now be on Disney+ on March 15th 2020 in the U.S. Other territories like Canada and Australia will be getting the film on Disney+ early as well, but just a few days later on March 17th.
Frozen 2 was recently released on Digital and Blu-Ray a month prior, and was initially set to release on Disney+ later this year. However due to recent circumstances with COVID-19, Disney decided to release it three months ahead of schedule. New CEO Bob Chapek stated that Frozen 2’s themes of perseverance and importance of family were incredibly relevant during this time.
With more families staying home amid the outbreak, and with Frozen 2 already being one of Disney’s highest grossing films, it made sense for Disney to release it earlier for the public. Disney stated that the film coming to Disney+ will be a nice surprise for families, as they’ll be able to have some “joy and fun during this challenging period.”
Frozen 2 will be released on Disney Plus March 15th 2020.