Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution announced plans for exclusive theatrical release windows for the remainder of its 2021 slate of films.
Disney announced on Friday that all of its films slated for release by the end of the year will be exclusively screened in cinemas first; bringing relief to theatres anxious to reconnect with audiences after the coronavirus pandemic devastated their industry.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios musical Encanto will arrive in theaters on November 24, with a 30-day exclusive theatrical window before coming to Disney+ on December 24, providing subscribers to the streaming service a special opportunity to enjoy the film at home throughout the holidays.
According to multiple reports, Disney’s “Eternals,” “The Last Duel,” “West Side Story,” “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” and “The King’s Man” will only be available in theaters for 45 days before arriving on Disney+.
“Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eight domestic releases of the year, we are excited to update our theatrical plans for the remainder of 2021,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.