Coronavirus relief? Disney Plus will stream ‘Frozen 2’ three months early

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Disney Plus will stream ‘Frozen 2’ months early

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

So, the kids are home for spring break and beyond because of the coronavirus outbreak, and many attractions have decided to close down over fears of COVID-19, which was declared a national emergency Friday. What is a parent to do?

Disney is hoping to provide some relief, as it announced Friday that "Frozen 2" will be available on its streaming service three months ahead of schedule, Variety reported.

Disney Plus will begin streaming the blockbuster movie Sunday to "bring some fun and joy during this challenging period, Disney announced.

The movie will stream in the United States beginning Sunday, CNN reported. It will be available in Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand starting Tuesday.

In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the movie’s theme is “incredibly relevant during this time.”

"'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,” Chapek said.

"Frozen 2" is the highest-earning animated film of all time, grossing $1.4 billion in global box office sales, Variety reported.

Disney announced Thursday that it was closing Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The company also suspended all departures on the Disney Cruise Line, CNN reported.