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While the coronavirus pandemic escalates and there is more and more talk of school closures and self-isolating, there is some good news to share – this time from The House of Mouse.
That’s right, in the darkness comes some light with the news that Disney+ have released Frozen 2, three months ahead of schedule.
According to a statement issued by the company, the decision to release the animated hit early was for “surprising families with 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,” Disney‘s CEO Bob Chapek explained in a statement.
“And we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device.”
The early release of Frozen 2 has been joyfully received by parents who are self-isolating at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney+ shared the news of the early release on their Instagram account and the comments flooded in from grateful parents.
“Thank you Disney+ for helping make this hard time a little easier! ❤️” wrote one.
“Now my quarantined kids will have something to do,” commented another.
Frozen 2 is the highest-earning animated film of all time, with $1.4 billion in global box office grosses.
Families in the United States can catch Frozen 2 on Disney+ starting Sunday, and parents in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will get Frozen 2 on Tuesday, March 17.
Disney have taken other steps in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The studio has delayed the cinematic release of their live-action Mulan, halted production on multiple movies, and closed all their theme parks globally, to try and stop the spread of the illness.