Universal Pictures on Monday said it will make its current and upcoming films available for on-demand in light of the Coronavirus. Parents can sigh in relief to know that one of those movies include “Trolls World Tour”, which is set to debut on April 10th in the United States.
Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will be the first movie it will simultaneously debut online and in theaters on April 10.
Other films that are currently in theaters, like “The Invisible Man,” “The Hunt” and “Emma” will be available for a 48-hour rental as soon as Friday, March 20 with the suggested price of $19.99.
“Universal Pictures has a broad and diverse range of movies with 2020 being no exception. Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said in a statement. “We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theaters where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible.”
Making these movies available for families at home will allow them to entertain and keep kids safe from spreading or catching COVID-19.
Disney too has released movies such as “Frozen II” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” earlier on Disney+ than originally planned.