The self-quarantine never bothered us anyway.
Disney+ surprised fans with an early release of “Frozen 2” to help keep families entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.
After President Trump declared a national emergency, many schools closed down for the foreseeable future, as parents and adults were encouraged to work from home.
And what better way to pass the time than by indulging in one of the highest-grossing films of the last year.
The 2019 sequel will begin streaming on Sunday, March 15, roughly three months ahead of its expected and planned release date.
Without specifically mentioning the pandemic, the Walt Disney Company revealed they wanted to give families “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, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device,” said Disney CEO Bob Chapek in a statement.
As the pandemic spreads globally, Disney also revealed that “Frozen 2” would be available on the streaming platform in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17.
Parents expressed how grateful they were for the release on Twitter.
One parent wrote, “Thankfully my kids, who are home from school, can now watch this 247 times. Thank you @disneyplus.”
Another chimed in: “Maybe something good did come out of the Coronavirus.”
So get ready to spend some time “social distancing” by plopping on the couch and drifting away to Arendelle with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.
The news comes as Disney suspends all production on live-action films and many of its streaming pilots.