Disney+ announced today that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Strange World will move to a streaming service starting December 23. It is the studio’s 61st animated production and features an LGBTQ protagonist Disney’s first publicity. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, but was a box office bomb, with much anticipation. as a $147 million loss for Disney.
Directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon), Strange World is a nod to the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s alongside films like Journey to the Center of the Earth. , Fantastic Voyage and King Kong. Strange World was released with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Devotion, as well as expansions to The Fabelmans and the cannibal romance Bones and All. The film was originally projected to gross $30 to $40 million but grossed $4.2. That low amount leads to less optimism about it meeting initial box office projections and possibly debuting as low as $23 million.
The film received almost no promotion in the US and lasted only a month in theaters when it premiered in late November. Disney withdrew to release theatrically in 20 countries, mainly the Middle East and Africa. , South Asia and China, due to the gay protagonist, Ethan Clade, voiced by comedian Jaboukie Young-White.
Strange World will be among coal documentaries From The Ashes, Jaguar Beach Battle and Little Giant for new releases that week at Disney+.
Strange World stars the voices of Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, aforementioned Young-White, Gabrielle Union, and Lucy Liu as a group of space explorers who must set aside their differences when They set out on a journey to save a resource called Pando from losing its energy source.
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