Pixar’s Turning Red is Now Heading Straight to Disney+
Published 4 months ago
For the past few months it looked like the world was ready to come back to movie theaters, but with the ruse of the Omicron variant, big studios are once again taking measures to make sure audiences have safe access to their films. Now one Disney Pixar film has been pulled from theaters and straight to streaming.
According to Deadline, Turning Red will be skipping its theatrical release and heading straight to Disney+—just like what happened with Pixar’s Luca.
It’s worth noting that when Luca was announced to be headed straight for Disney+ with no exclusive access fees or theatrical release, several artists took this as the studio’s way of showing they had no faith in the movies and had expressed their frustration. With the pandemic situation and several other films like Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story bombing, it was probably for the best.
A lot of people like to point at the success of Disney’s animated film Encanto. Though it released exclusively in theaters, it didn’t get the same amount of buzz it did until it finally came out on Disney+.
Of course, there are exceptions when it comes to the theatrical releases. Marvel Studios have managed to thrive amid the pandemic with the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home managing to surpass a billion at the box office. Even if that is the case, we can’t say the same about other films, and it’s best that studios try to keep it safe rather than face scrutiny for trying to salvage the ‘cinematic experience’.
Catch Turning Red when it hits Disney+ on March 11.