For the first time in forever, Anna and Elsa are back on the silver screen. Frozen 2 is officially open in theaters everywhere! But when can we expect it on Disney+?
The short answer: no later than this time next year, but most likely April/May 2020
Earlier this year, The Walt Disney Company promised that the entire Walt Disney Studios Theatrical Slate will be available on Disney+ within a year of its launch. Frozen 2 was counted in that slate.
Disney+ has already added several of its 2019 releases, including Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Dumbo. But movies like Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil still need to be added. The reason probably being that these movies were still in theatres in the third and fourth quarts of this year. Frozen 2 will then follow in the queue behind them.
Disney is also releasing the Disney+ Exclusive series: Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2. This show will give you an unprecedented intimate look inside the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Discover how the voice cast, directors, and artists came together to create one of the most anticipated animated films in Disney history. This multi-part docu-series will be added to Disney+ within the year.
Disney has made it clear they still want you to go to the movie theater. They are staying committed to its traditional theatrical releases, as well as the later home-video release on DVD/Blue Ray. In order to make the most off of the most impatient Disniacs, we probably won’t see Frozen 2 on Disney+ until after the DVD/Blue Ray release. Keep in mind, the home video release almost always follows theatrical closing. Theatrical run length is determined based on ticket sales.
But the only thing that is a guarantee is Disney’s refusal for a dual theatre/streaming release. Disney+ offers uncharted territory in mattes of “home video” releases. So, we could see a dual streaming/DVD release, but it is unlikely. Let’s be honest, though, who isn’t going to at least try to see Frozen 2 in theaters?
When do you think Frozen 2 will be on Disney+? Can you wait or are you going to see it in theaters? Does Disney+ change your decision to still buy Disney DVDs? Let us know in the comments!