March 13, 2020
After a wave of school closures were announced March 13 due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Walt Disney Co. that night announced that Frozen II will be available for viewing on Disney+ three months ahead of schedule, beginning March 15.
Bob Chapek, the former Disney home entertainment chief who recently was elevated to CEO of the Walt Disney Co., said, “Frozen II 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.”
Frozen II will be available on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand on March 17.
In the United States, the film will initially be available in high-definition, with Ultra HD video playback available to all subscribers on March 17.
Frozen II for the last two weeks was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc, according to VideoScan.
The film was released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on Feb. 25, two weeks after it was made available through digital retailers.