Jungle Cruise will be releasing simultaneously on Disney+ Premier as well as in cinemas it was announced today.
Disney has announced today that the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt adventure film Jungle Cruise will be debuting both in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier.
The studio has been taking a varied approach to it’s film releases with a number of high profile Pixar animations going straight to the streaming platform (Soul, Luca) for free, whilst others only Premier Access (Mulan) and now some with a hybrid approach (Black Widow).
The film is inspired by the Disney theme park attraction that guides riders through a fake jungle river to meet various creatures along the way. It’s not the first time Disney have taken inspiration from their rides and the studio are hoping for another Pirates Of The Caribbean level hit to start a new franchise.
Dwayne Johnson released a video for the announcement, with a sweet personal anecdote and a mini trailer.
Join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on the adventure of a lifetime. See Disney’s Jungle Cruise in theaters or order it on Disney+ with Premier Access July 30! Additional fee required. pic.twitter.com/v4IPZA7CjP
— Jungle Cruise (@JungleCruise) May 13, 2021
The plot – Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
Jungle Cruise will be released in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier on the 30th July.