Disney, Hollywood’s largest and most influential movie studio, is pausing the release of its theatrical films in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
“Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia, including the upcoming ‘Turning Red’ from Pixar,” a Disney spokesperson said in statement on Monday night. “We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.”
The company added that Disney is working with its non-governmental-organization partners to “to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees” displaced by the military assault. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been condemned by many nations around the world and sparked a series of crippling economic sanctions targeting the Russian economy.
Note: While Disney+ does not have a presence in Russia, Disney has multiple major releases scheduled over the next few months, though Russia is not a major market…
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