Is Frozen 2 available on Disney+ in Australia?

Posted: 4 December 2019 11:48 am

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With Disney+ now available in Australia, is box-office hit Frozen 2 already on the platform?

Disney is smashing records left and right with its new theatrical releases. Frozen 2, which came out in late November, quickly replaced the 2019 live-action The Lion King for the highest-grossing opening ever for animated films.

As the weeks go by, it's expected for the musical fantasy to continue making waves, climbing even higher on the list of the best-grossing films of the year. As a fun fact, Disney dominates the top 10 in this department with Avengers: Endgame, followed by The Lion King.

But with the launch of online service Disney+, streaming enthusiasts are naturally wondering whether they're able to watch Frozen 2 from the comfort of their own home instead of heading out to the cinema. Sadly, the short answer is no. Or, at least, not yet.

While all Disney properties will eventually become available on Disney+, this is only after they finished their theatrical run and have been released on home entertainment (DVD and Blu-ray). That's why recent titles like Aladdin and The Lion King aren't on Disney+ in Australia just yet.

When will Frozen 2 be on Disney+?

Following this logic, Frozen 2 will have to finish its run in cinemas (which is typically around three months). A few weeks later, it will come out on DVD. Hopefully four months after that, it will finally arrive on Disney+.

As a result, Frozen 2 should drop on Disney+ some time in late June or early July 2020. For future reference, the wait between a Disney title being released in cinemas and it dropping on streaming is seven months.

The only exception to this rule is Avengers: Endgame. The DVD came out in August, so the superhero film was expected on Disney+ in December.

Disney+ moved to make the movie available at launch, one month earlier, likely in order to drive more sign-ups. However, the media giant doesn't seem eager to shorten the wait period for other titles, at least not yet.

Early reports about subscription numbers for Disney+ has far exceeded expectations. Over 10-million people signed up on opening day of the US launch.

Frozen on Disney+

While Frozen 2 might not be available yet on Disney+, there's still plenty of other content fans can watch or rewatch as they wait for the new movie to drop.

Frozen-related content on the platform includes the original Frozen movie (along with fun bonus content), as well as shorts Frozen Olaf's Adventure, Frozen Fever and Frozen Northern Lights.

Is Frozen 2 any good?

Yes. While critics describe it as darker and less impactful than the original, the title received positive reviews and currently has a 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

If you're unfamiliar with the plot, the movie follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as they embark on a magical journey to discover the origin of Elsa's powers. The movie has a lot of heart and plenty of action, so it should delight viewers of all ages.

As for the cast, it includes Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood.

Disney+ details

So while there's going to be a wait for Frozen 2, Disney+ offers plenty of TV shows and movies the entire family can enjoy. You can plan a marathon with heartwarming Pixar flicks, hilarious comedies, Star Wars and Marvel titles. The streaming service will release a slate of new shows and movies in December, including adorable docuseries Pick of the Litter.

Disney+ comes with a free 7-day trial, so you can check out the entire library for yourself and decide if the platform is right for you.

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