Blushing, Pixar’s latest feature film, will premiere exclusively at Disney + published on Friday. Coming up Soul and Ray as the third Pixar film to skip theatrical release. Disney was planning to debut Blushing in cinemas, but probably due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the US and much of the world, this will not happen. What hasn’t changed is the release date: the film will continue to debut on March 11 as originally planned.
“Given the delayed recovery of the box office, especially for family films, flexibility remains at the heart of our distribution decisions because our priority is to provide The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled content to audiences around the world,” said Kareem Daniel, CEO of Media and Entertainment Distribution for Disney.
Fact Blushing will not premiere on the silver screen is a shame because it marks the all-night directorial debut of one of Pixar’s most promising young talents, Domee Shi. She won an Oscar in 2019 for her work on short film Bag, which was shown next Amazing 2 in cinemas. As Bag, Blushing is located in Shi’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. The story of Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a teenager who learns that she turns into a red panda when she gets too excited. Of course, as a result, all sorts of tricks are created. Did we mention the fantastic Sandra Oh also in the movie? Yes, it will be great.
Fact Blushing will not have a cinema screening likely to significantly affect his earning potential. In turn, this could make Disney less willing to invest in various productions such as Blushing. If it’s silver, it’s that families will at least have a chance to watch a film from the safety of their homes.
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