Pixar’s Onward will soon be streaming on Disney+, less than one month after being release in theaters.
The animated film is the latest to opt for an early digital release in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Disney said in a release, “With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, Disney will offer the film ahead of schedule.”
“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said “Onward” director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae in a joint statement.
Onward hit theaters on March 6, right as movie theaters were beginning to close internationally and social distancing measures were being implemented to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The movie had an opening weekend of $68 million worldwide — $40 million of which came from domestic theaters – marking a box office low for Pixar.