Disney Moves 3 Films to Disney+, But ‘Black Widow’ Will Still Open in Theaters

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is getting a day-and-date release, but Disney commits a new Pixar film to a summer theatrical release

Disney made some significant changes to its 2021 theatrical release plans during its investor presentation on Thursday, but stopped short of the seismic shakeups Warner Bros. made last week as Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” did not join the three films that will be bypassing cinemas for release on Disney+.

Two of the films moved were installments in Disney’s remake series that weren’t expected to be tentpole releases: David Lowery’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” and Robert Zemeckis’ “Pinocchio.” The studio also announced that the original animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be released day-and-date on both theaters and premium video on-demand on March 12, a date Disney had moved the film to earlier this fall as U.S. theaters continued to struggle under the weight of the pandemic.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com