Luca Luca

In the U.S., Luca will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in June, becoming the second straight Pixar feature to forgo a theatrical release. Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently gave his rationale for the decision; meanwhile, Pixar staffers have (anonymously) expressed their dismay.

The film’s director Enrico Casarosa has not publicly commented on the shift in release strategy. He has, however, taken to Twitter to list the territories in which Luca has a confirmed theatrical release (because Disney+ has yet to launch there). Here is the list in full:

  • Albania
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Rep
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

Theatrical releases in certain countries are still to be determined, and we’ll update the list if we learn about theatrical runs in other countries.

In the U.S., Luca will be available to Disney+ subscribers (at no extra cost) from June 18.

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Alex Dudok de Wit

Alex Dudok de Wit is Deputy Editor of Cartoon Brew.