Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ to skip theaters, head straight to Disney+ in March

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  • Pixar’s “Turning Red” will go to theaters this March and directly on Disney+.
  • It is the third Pixar film to transition to Disney’s streaming platform during the pandemic.
  • The move isn’t too surprising considering families are slow to return to theaters, even after vaccinations are widely available for children. In fact, no animated film has crossed $100 million domestically since March 2020.

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Another Pixar movie going straight to Disney+.

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On Friday, Disney announced that the latest animated feature “Turning Red” will be leaving theaters and debuting for free exclusively on its streaming service on March 11.

The family-friendly film about a young girl who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited will follow the same path as other Pixar films “Soul” and “Luca” following the COVID-19 pandemic. was taken during

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The move isn’t too surprising considering families are slow to return to theaters, even after vaccinations are widely available for children. In fact, no animated film has crossed $100 million domestically since March 2020.

According to comScore data, the highest grossers of all time are Universal’s “Sing 2,” which released in late December, which fetched $97 million, and Disney’s “Encanto,” which released on the Thanksgiving holiday. It has grossed approximately $92 million in ticket sales. ,

Disney’s president of media, Karim Daniels, said, “Given the box office delays, especially for family films, flexibility remains at the core of our distribution decisions as we continue to bring The Walt Disney Company’s unique content to audiences around the world.” Prioritize delivery.” entertainment distribution, In a statement obtained by Variety.

Disney representatives did not immediately respond to Businesshala’s request for comment.

“Turning Red” is directed by Somi Shi, who produced the Pixar short “Bao”. The film marks the first time that a Pixar project has been directed entirely by a woman.

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