LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Co will launch “Eternals,” “West Aspect Story” and the remainder of its 2021 movies solely in theaters earlier than making them accessible on streaming, the corporate mentioned in a press release on Friday.
The corporate had experimented in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic with debuting some motion pictures on the Disney+ streaming service on the identical time they ran in theaters. Cinema operators have been intently watching how Disney, which has dominated the field workplace in recent times, would deal with its upcoming slate because the Delta variant slowed the return of film going.
Disney mentioned animated musical “Encanto” will play in theaters for 30 days beginning Nov. 24 and head to Disney+ simply earlier than Christmas.
All different Disney releases, together with Marvel film “Eternals” and Steven Spielberg’s revival of “West Aspect Story,” will play solely in cinemas for at the least 45 days, the corporate mentioned.