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Universal is Releasing Movies Online That Are Still In Theaters Including ‘Trolls World Tour’

NBCUniversal has some pretty awesome news to share with the public. I don’t know about you, but I need some uplifting news during this time!

For everyone just as upset as I am that movie theaters are currently shut down and future films have been delayed in production, this announcement will definitely make you smile again.

NBCUniversal might have just made being stuck inside a little bit more bearable and family night a whole lot easier!

Get ready to sit down and grab your popcorn!

Movies from Universal Pictures will now be available On-Demand on their release date, starting with the movie “Trolls World Tour” for your little kiddie to watch and enjoy while he or she is home from school!

Universal films that are already released in theaters such as The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Focus Features’ Emma will also be arriving on On-Demand on Friday, March 20.

It has yet to be announced exactly how many movies from Universal Pictures will be put On-Demand and for how long, but at least we know we’ll have something to watch during this time!

“Given the rapidly evolving and unprecedented changes to consumers’ daily lives during this difficult time, the company felt that now was the right time to provide this option in the home as well as in theaters. NBCUniversal will continue to evaluate the environment as conditions evolve and will determine the best distribution strategy in each market when the current unique situation changes,” said NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell.

For a 48 hour period and 20 bucks, you can rent these movies the day they release in theaters.

Maybe now you can have that in home movie theater you’ve always dreamed of and watch movies the day of their release date right in the comfort of your own home!


Thursday 19th of March 2020

For me it’s a fabulous deal and shame on those of you who are complaining about this publicly. I get it you can’t afford it. End of story. Actors and every other industry involved need to be paid as well. These movies cost millions to make. Don’t watch it and don’t comment if it isn’t for you. But publicly calling them greedy is a bit much.

Melinda Roberts

Thursday 19th of March 2020

I agree this is an awesome idea but like everyone else is saying there are a lot of people in this world without a job right now because they had to close due to the virus....I would either make it free or five or ten dollars to buy it so you can have the movie and watch it whenever you want.

Carmen Lane

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Good idea. But given the circumstances $20 is too much. The schools where I live are out indefinitely. We are not working and having to cut back on everything. Food portions being one of many. The grocery stores are sold out of meat!! So, $20 for 1 movie for 48 hours is not a good deal when we are going to spend weeks/possibly months indoors to remain safe. I guess we have to just stick to necessities!


Wednesday 18th of March 2020

What about people that don’t have cable or on demand? Will it be available on prime? Or is that just not an option.


Tuesday 17th of March 2020

For a family, a great deal. Probably a lot for one person. Whether it’s a good value seems to depend on one's personal situation. As said previously, you can’t please everyone. Rent it, don’t rent it. No one is making anyone spend their money on it.