For a while, Disney was gearing up for something unprecedented this year: its release schedule promised four animated features in three months. When this was announced, we warned that the pandemic could scupper the plan — and so it has proved.
Two of those films, Ron’s Gone Wrong and Bob’s Burgers, have been delayed as part of the recent burst of Hollywood rescheduling. They were previously slated for April 23 and April 9 respectively. Ron’s Gone Wrong is now due to come out on October 22 and Bob’s Burgers has been taken off the release calendar, with no new date yet announced.
Neither film was developed in-house — Disney inherited both as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The studio has also rescheduled half a dozen live-action films it received from Fox for the second half of 2021. The announcement follows similar delays at other Hollywood studios, led (once again) by MGM’s decision to push the Bond film No Time to Die from April to October.