Covid-19: Netflix, Disney halt production on projects
Due to government restrictions as well as health and safety concerns, Netflix has stopped scripted TV and film production in both the US and Canada for two weeks
In an effort to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus, both Netflix and Disney have halted production on certain projects, according to reports.
Due to government restrictions as well as health and safety concerns, Netflix has stopped scripted TV and film production in both the US and Canada for two weeks.
"While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time," Disney is quoted as saying in a statement.
The company, however, added that it will "continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible."
In good news for families during this challenging period, Disney also announced that Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the US beginning March 15.
"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," said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
Internationally, Frozen 2 will be available on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand on March 17.