With the world on lockdown over the Coronavirus concerns, Disney+ has decided to add Frozen 2 early to help families.
The Walt Disney Company made a surprise announcement going into the weekend that they would make Frozen 2 available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+, their streaming service. The hit movie will be available for streaming starting on Sunday, March 15 in the United States just as many families are starting to deal with social isolation in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
Families in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to start streaming Frozen 2 on Tuesday, March 17.
Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company stated that, “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 is set three years after the original movie, Frozen. The film follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven as they leave Arendelle in hopes to discover the truth behind the queen’s magical powers. The movie is a journey of self-discovery for Elsa as she hopes to solve the unsettling feeling of wanting to know more about her gift to create snow and ice.
The film is produced by Peter Del Vecho and executive produced by Byron Howard. It is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee who also wrote the screenplay. Seven all-new original songs for the film were written by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, while Christophe Beck composed the film’s score.
Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Josh Gad as Olaf, and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff. The film also included Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Iduna (Anna and Elsa’s mother) and Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destin Mattias.