Pixar’s third film in a row is skipping a cinema release

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Disney has decided to send Pixar’s upcoming film Turning Red to Disney+, rather than release the movie in cinemas.

Ah, now this is a shame. Appreciating that Pixar, like every other company in film, has been hit by the impact of the pandemic, it had hoped that it might actually get back inside a cinema soon. Its last two films – Soul and Luca – have both skipped a cinema release due to Covid.

Disney had insisted that the plan for future Pixar films was to get them back on the big screen, but the Omicron variant appears to have had something to say about that. Now, Disney has announced that its next film – Turning Red – will not now get a cinema release after all. In a statement putting the blame on the difficult box office recovery for family films in the current climate, it’s revealed that Turning Red will now launch on the Disney+ service on March 11th.

It’s not a global decision though. Disney will still release the film in cinemas in some countries, but only those where Disney+ hasn’t launched yet. As such, in the UK, we’re getting the Disney+ debut too.

Here’s the most recent trailer for the movie…

And you’ll be able to see the film at home on your telly in two months’ time…

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