Finding something to keep the children occupied when they’re out of school can be a real challenge; and now that many of the places parents normally go to keep those children occupied have closed due to the outbreak of the corona virus.

Hollywood is looking to help with the problem by releasing some films a little early and making them available on the various streaming services or via Video on Demand.

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said, “we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable. We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theaters where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible.”

Disney has released “Frozen II” early on Disney+
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is available on VOD
“The Way Back” will be available on VOD next week
“Bloodshot” will be available on VOD March 24
“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn “ will be available on VOD March 24
Emma” will be available on VOD March 24; a 48 hour rental will be available for $19.99
“The Hunt” will be available on VOD March 20; a 48 hour rental will be available for $19.99
“I Still Believe” will be available on VOD March 27
“The Invisible Man” will be available on VOD March 20, a 48 hour rental will be available for $19.99
“Onward” will be available on VOD March 20 for $19.99 and available on Disney+ April 3
“Sonic the Hedgehog” will be available on VOD March 31
“Trolls World Tour” will be available on VOD April 10; a 48 hour rental will be available for $19.99

A number of films that were set for release in recent weeks or were planned to be released in the coming weeks have been postponed including “Mulan”, “Black Widow”, “The New Mutants”, “The Personal History of David Coperfield”, “Antebellum”, “A Quiet Place Part II”, “The Lvoebirds”, “Minions: The Rise of Gru”, “Fast & Furious 9”, “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”, and the James Bond film “Time to Die”.

 

feature photo credit: By Basykes – Originally uploaded to Flickr as 8mm reel of film, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5333464