The Trolls sequel, Trolls World Tour, is slated to hit theaters on April 10, but with quarantines, curfews and closings due to coronavirus concerns, Universal is releasing it for online rental the same day so families can have movie night at home. This is especially good for families who were hyped to see something new, since AMC Theaters announced its locations could be closed for at least six to 10 weeks.
The Trolls World Tour on demand rental costs $19.99 for 48 hours, and will be available through Comcast, Vudu and other digital streaming services. A little pricey, but still more affordable than taking a family of four to the movies, and great when you’re in self-isolation and out of options. Knowing our kids, they could watch the newest adventure of Poppy and Branch at least four times in that time period. At least.
The studio is also slated to put other movies like The Hunt and The Invisible Man and Emma on demand starting this weekend, even though they’re still in theaters. That beats waiting the typical 90 days after leaving theaters.
This comes on the heels of Disney+ releasing Frozen 2 to its subscription streaming service, and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker as digital rentals early to help entertain those stuck at home.
Many companies and artists and entertainers are acting fast to find new and innovative ways to keep families entertained and engaged during this unprecedented time. Mo Willems is doing daily doodles, Josh Gad is reading stories, places like Rockness Music are offering free music classes and more.