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Disney's 'Onward' landing on digital weeks after its theater premiere

Another Disney movie getting released early? Don't mind if we do.

Photo: Disney

After the early release of "Frozen 2" onto Disney+, we were left to wonder if this was going to be the new normal for big movie makers like Disney.

As COVID-19 halts movie productions and closes movie theaters nationwide, consumers have been confined to their couches forced to surf the countless streaming apps for new movies and shows to help pass the time.

Disney has capitalized on this notion and has decided to release its newest Pixar animated feature, "Onward" onto its streaming service weeks after its theater debut.

“Onward” will be available for digital download in the U.S. Friday night at 8 p.m. ET. If you have the patience and want to wait, the movie will also be available on Disney+ April 3.

If you haven't heard much about this film and are curious as to what it is about let this description from Disney's website guide your thoughts.

“Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s ‘Onward’ introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind ‘Monsters University.’”


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