Disney will release the rest of its 2021 films first in theaters and then on streaming

The animated film ‘ Encanto ‘ will premiere on the big screen on November 24 and will not appear on the Disney + platform until December 24.

Disney announced Friday that all of its movies slated for the end of the year would first be released in theatres before being available on its streaming platform.

The animated film “Encanto” will premiere on the big screen on November 24 and will not appear on the Disney + platform until December 24.

The other planned films, such as Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” Marvel Studios’ “Eternals,” and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” will be reserved for dark rooms for at least 45 consecutive days.

Cinemas were eagerly awaiting this decision as the entertainment empire recently opted to premiere at the same time on Disney + a series of blockbusters such as “Black Widow”, “Jungle Cruise”, and “Cruella”, thus stripping theatres of a part of your income.


Two years ago, Disney produced content for cinemas and television channels. The Californian group has direct access to its audience through streaming, and theatres depend on its goodwill. A phenomenon that has accelerated with the pandemic.

IN MID-AUGUST, Disney CEO Bob Chapek reiterated his strategy of favouring “flexibility” to “follow the consumer wherever they go.”

Warner Bros studios have also come under fire for their decision to release all the new 2021 movies on their HBO Max platform. But for next year, he promised to give exclusivity to theatres for 45 days.