One animated feature is bucking the trend, and rather than delaying its release date, it’s moving it forward.
Universal will now release the Dreamworks Animation film The Croods: A New Age on Wednesday, November 25, instead of its originally scheduled December 23 launch. The date shift is being done reportedly because of Universal’s confidence that Disney won’t release Pixar’s Soul in theaters on November 20. We hinted at this possibility yesterday, however Disney insiders still claim that the film will be released as planned, which means that the movies could be battling each other over the Thanksgiving holidays.
Deadline offered a compelling reason for why moving The Croods up on the calendar made sense for Universal: