Disney Pauses All Movie Releases In Russia, As WB Delays The Batman In The Country
The Walt Disney Company has responded to the Ukrainian crisis by announcing that it will suspend all film releases in Russia, which has invaded Ukraine, and by reaffirming plans to partner with non-governmental organizations to help refugees. Warner Bros. also responded by announcing that Batman will not be released in Russian theaters this week as planned. In a statement posted on Twitter, House of Mouse said: “Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are suspending the release of theatrical films in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming Blush.”
Looking ahead, Disney stated that it “will make future business decisions based on the changing environment.”
“In the meantime, given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide emergency relief and other humanitarian assistance to refugees,” it added.
As for the Batman delay, a spokesman for WarnerMedia said. Diversity: “In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is suspending the release of its feature film Batman in Russia. We will continue to monitor the development of the situation. We look forward to a speedy and peaceful resolution of this tragedy.”
Disney and WB are the first major film studios to suspend the release of their films in Russia due to the crisis. Hollywood Reporter. The premiere of “Red” was to be held on March 10 in Russia. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Light Year was also supposed to debut in Russia this year.
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