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Covid: Red alert, the next Pixar, will be released first on Disney +


Due to the health situation, the 25e animated film from the creators of Toy story, Ratatouille or Drunk will be offered at no additional cost to subscribers of the US distributor’s platform.

Red alert sound the alarm bell. The next animated film from Pixar studio will be released exclusively on the Disney + platform on March 11, 2022, the US distributor announced on Friday in a press release. The next feature film from the creators of the saga Toy story will only receive a theatrical launch in countries where Disney’s streaming service is not yet available. This is not the case in France, where the film will therefore also be available on Disney +, was able to confirm Le Figaro.

As for Drunk and Luca before him, the two previous animated films of Pixar, this digital migration of the launch ofRed alert gets along in an American and world context still weighed down by a tense health situation and uncertain effects on the attendance of the rooms. “Given the delay in the box office recovery, in particular with regard to family films, flexibility remains at the heart of our distribution decisions”Kareem Daniel, president of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement Friday. Red alert will nevertheless be offered free of charge to service subscribers.

A box office energized again

Like the other films in the Disney catalog to have benefited from an exclusive digital release, Red alert will probably be welcomed in turn in dark rooms as soon as the health situation improves. In France, the new epidemic outbreak linked to the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has also started to have an effect on the schedule of very mainstream films. Comedies What do we all have to the good god? and Building permit were thus postponed by two months, announced this week UGC.

Twenty-fifth animated film by Pixar, Red alert is the studio’s first feature film to be entirely entrusted to director Domee Shi. The Canadian filmmaker was awarded the Oscar for best animated short film in 2019, for Bao, the story of a baozi – a stuffed and steamed brioche, a traditional dish of Chinese cuisine – that comes to life. Red alert (Turning Red, in its English title), meanwhile, tells the fantastic story of Mei. On the threshold of adolescence, this brilliant and superactive 13-year-old girl discovers a rather embarrassing power one day: she transforms into a giant red panda as soon as she feels strong emotions.

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