Disney executive chairman Bob Iger weighed in on the coronavirus outbreak over the weekend, calling for people to calm down and not become too filled with anxiety.
- Iger released a statement on Twitter about the coronavirus.
- Iger said: “These are hard, anxiety provoking times. Remaining connected to friends and loved ones is vital. We owe it to each other to act cautious, adhere to guidelines, care for one another. Maintain hope and resolve.”
- Iger said: “We’ve been through a lot over the years. We’ve always bounced back. Be strong. Stay healthy.”
We've been through a lot over the yrs. We’ve always bounced back. Be strong. Stay healthy.— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) March 15, 2020
Disney makes major shifts for coronavirus
- Iger’s statement comes as Disney continues to make massive shifts to its business in response to the coronavirus.
- Disney shut down Disneyland, Walt Disney World and multiple other parks to keep massive crowds away from each other amid the outbreak.
- Disney extended its annual pass holder period because of the outbreak.
- Disney announced it would also close Disney stores and other hotels that hadn’t been closed yet.
- Disney has halted production on major new films, like “The Little Mermaid” and a “Home Alone” reboot.
- Disney postponed the release date of “Mulan,” which was set to debut this spring to a wide box office released.
- But Disney released “Frozen 2” three weeks early on Disney Plus, giving families a new movie to watch while they remained quarantined.
- Disney also released “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” early for digital release, as I wrote for the Deseret News.