Disney+ adds ‘Frozen II’ months early as ‘surprise’ for families during coronavirus

Disney gave families a welcome (or, if you’ve had enough of “Into the Unknown,” unwelcome) surprise — it’s putting “Frozen II” on its Disney+ streaming service three months ahead of schedule.

In a statement, Disney said it is “surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging period,” referring to fears over coronavirus and COVID-19 that have shuttered schools in many states.

“Frozen II” was released theatrically Nov. 7, 2019 and is already available for purchase on DVD.

The film has also been available for purchase or rental on digital services such as iTunes and Amazon since Feb. 11, 2020, but wasn’t slated to be offered on Disney+ for several months.

U.S. and Puerto Rico based Disney+ customers will get access to the wildly popular film — which is the most successful animated film of all time — Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Internationally, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand will get it March 17, 2020.

Disney+ is not available to the rest of the world as of March 14, 2020.