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Disney Has Shut Down Production On More Movies

By Chen Shun  /  16 Mar 2020 (Monday)

Hollywood is being hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. as not only movies are being delayed but projects in the midst of planning and production are being affected as well. Disney, famous for its animation, live-action and superhero movies, has announced that seven movies have currently stopped production.

The movies affected are The Little Mermaid, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Home Alone, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan & Wendy and Shrunk. The latter two movies were still in preproduction while the rest were either close to beginning principal photography or in the middle of it. Here is Disney’s statement: 

While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.

Most notable among the seven films are The Little Mermaid and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. The Little Mermaid was scheduled to begin filming in about a week or so while Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings had to halt production due to director Destin Daniel Cretton needing to isolate himself after getting tested for the coronavirus.

In a blink of an eye, Disney has delayed the release of three films and stopped production on 7 films. Let’s hope everything goes back to normal soon because no matter how notable and big a company like Disney is, it will not be able to sustain itself with huge losses over time.
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