The Walt Disney Company was the first to take action. The studio announced that several films, including the new “Turning Red”, will not be released in Russia at the moment. “Due to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the catastrophic humanitarian crisis, we are halting the showing of cinema films in Russia, including the upcoming Pixar’s Turning Red,” a company spokesperson said. “We will make future action decisions based on the current situation. In the meantime, given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to the refugees.”
Also Warner Bros. In the meantime, I have decided not to release the new superhero movie “The Batman” in Russia for the time being. Normally, the print edition would have been shown in cinemas from Friday. Due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia decided to postpone the release of the film in Russia. We will continue to monitor the situation. We hope for a quick and peaceful solution to this tragedy.” The failure to release The Batman in Russia costs the film company millions of euros, but the company says it is ready to do so.