Disney Onward Gets A Digital Release Early Due To Coronavirus
With theatres closed and people all preferring to stay at home to stop the spread of coronavirus, Disney has come up with a great decision. Disney Onward announced a digital release earlier than planned to help people enjoy their stay at home while fighting off the virus pandemic. With Chris Pratt and Tom Holland doing lead voice-overs, the digital copies will be available from $ 19.99 and be made available on Disney+ on April 3.
Disney Onward Gets A Digital Release
Disney Onward first came to the theatres in March, when the coronavirus fear was only at its initial stage. Only weeks after, the governments around the world decided to shut down most of the gatherings to contain the spread. The Disney animated movie is not the only one to make such an announcement. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog is also getting a digital release from March 31. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD on May 19.
Speaking further about Sonic, Ben Schwartz does the voice for the blue hedgehog. Embracing his new home on Earth until he catches the attention of evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Unfortunately for the moviegoers, almost all of the movie screens across the country have gone dark. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a disruption in normal life and businesses across the globe. With people urged to stay at home with their families, Disney Onward will take on the lockdown in its way.
Likewise, Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot will also be following Disney Onward’s footsteps. The Sony movie hit theatres a week ago, but will quickly move to digital release on March 24. Bloodshot’s announcement comes after NBCUniversal announced that they will be bridging the gap between theatrical and home entertainment. Hence, the Invisible Man, Emma, and The Hunt were all made available for a 48-Hour rental period starting Friday.
Disney Onward’s initiative comes after the California government declared homes to be safer. Urging families to stay in their houses, the state already expects 70% of people to contract the new virus.