Pixar’s ‘Onward,’ Paramount’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Get Early VOD Release

“Onward” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” join a growing slate of films debuting early online as movie theaters temporarily close because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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March 20, 2020

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Pixar’s “Onward” and Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” have joined a growing list of films being released on video-on-demand early.

Disney has announced that Pixar’s recent theatrical release “Onward” will be released on video-on-demand and Disney+ ahead of its original home theater debut window. In a tweet on

Disney’s Twitter Account

, the company announced that the animated film has been launched as a digital download and will make its Disney+ appearance on April 1. The release comes just weeks after the film made its theatrical debut on March 6.

Paramount announced that “Sonic the Hedgehog” will be released early as a digital purchase starting March 31. The announcement comes just 46 days after its initial theatrical debut. Before its digital debut, the film outperformed box office expectations by grossing more than $300 million in worldwide ticket sales (

Box Office Mojo


It joins other recent films that have been released early on virtual platforms such as Disney’s

“Frozen 2”

and Universal’s

“Trolls World Tour.”

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