China has set release dates for Warner Bros.’s Tom & Jerry and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. The films will come out in theaters on February 26 and March 5 respectively — at the same time as in other territories.
Tom & Jerry will be the first new U.S. studio title to come out in China this year. The Lunar New Year will have just ended. Regulators ban foreign film releases during the holiday, which is the country’s busiest movie-going period.
The confirmation of the dates follows the recent announcement that China has lifted the last of its remaining local lockdowns. Domestic transmission of the coronavirus is now officially at zero. (Caveat: China doesn’t classify asymptomatic cases as part of its official total of confirmed cases, and there were eight such cases yesterday.)