Disney has announced that Frozen 2 (opens in new tab) will debut on the Disney Plus (opens in new tab) streaming service in the US on Sunday, March 15, three months ahead of schedule. The Pixar sequel will also drop in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands on Tuesday, March 17.
The Twitter reveal says Frozen 2's surprise debut on Disney Plus should provide "some fun and joy during this challenging period," seemingly referencing the recent swelling in public worry over the novel coronavirus.
The Walt Disney Company announced that Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15, surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging period: https://t.co/e8u14EIskB pic.twitter.com/zCgjNysicYMarch 14, 2020
"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 Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company (via THR (opens in new tab)).
Indeed, with events like E3 2020 (opens in new tab) and EA esports postponed (opens in new tab) in the wake of the virus, as well as Disney suspending production (opens in new tab) on seven live-action movies, there's almost no better movie to uplift families than Frozen 2. And with the movie landing three months early on Disney Plus, you don't need to leave the safety of home to watch it.
In that same positive spirit, Nvidia is calling on PC Gamers (opens in new tab) to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have a relatively capable gaming PC, you can download the Folding@home (opens in new tab) application and lend your unused graphical power to a network of experts looking for cures to various diseases, including the coronavirus.
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