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Disney Plus Surprises Streamers, Announces Frozen 2 Coming to Service This Sunday, March 15th

Jason Gurwin

Will you be home with your kids for the next few weeks? Disney+ has a surprise for you.

Last week, it appeared that “Frozen II” wouldn’t be coming to the service until late-June. Now, in surprise from Disney, the blockbuster hit will be coming Disney+ this Sunday, March 15th — three months ahead of schedule. In January, Disney+ released the live-action remakes of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King”, and in February the service added “Toy Story 4”.

In the U.S., the film will initially be available in high definition, with Ultra HD video playback available to all subscribers on Tuesday, March 17. Internationally, “Frozen 2” will be available on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17.

“‘Frozen 2’ has captivated audiences around the world through its powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family, messages that are incredibly relevant during this time, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

The sequel follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, as they head far into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

In addition to other 2019 blockbusters still to come like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Disney+ will see new originals come to the service in 2020, including Marvel’s “WandaVision,” which was originally slated to debut in 2021.