“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “Frozen II” Get an Early Digital Release

Screenshot from "Frozen 2." Photo by Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (10480847b)

As the Coronavirus is keeping many people at home and making many productions to come to a halt, Disney has released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to digital stores ahead of time. The movie was set to be available for purchase on March 17th. Instead, it was made available on Friday, March 13th.

You can now purchase the movie on Vudu, Apple TV and iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow, and Amazon. The movie is sold for 19.99 dollars for its SD and HD version or 24.99 dollars for its 4K Ultra version. This early release comes after a successful run for the movie on the big screen. When it was released in December 2019, it got mixed reviews but earned a whopping 1.09 billion dollars worldwide.

Another early release for Disney is Frozen II. the animated hit was supposed to be released three months from now but the company announced on Friday it will be made available on its streaming service, Disney+. Bob Chapek, new Disney CEO said the company is happy to release the movie early and noted that “the themes of perseverance and the importance of family are 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.”