Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Is Being Released Early Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

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Despite recent closures, Disney decides to move Onward.

Movie theaters across the nation have been ordered to shut down in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, which has shifted the timeline for a handful of major movie studios. Disney’s latest Pixar animated film to hit the box office will now be available for digital download at 5 p.m. PST on services like iTunes and Amazon for just $19.99, with a streaming release on Disney+ scheduled for April 3.

“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 director Dan Scanlon said in a statement.


The movie premiered just two weeks ago before its theatrical run was cut short when bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues were ordered to temporarily close their doors to the public. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two teenage elf brothers who embark on a magical quest to spend one final moment with their late father.

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