Warner Bros., Disney and Sony stand in unity against Russia


Warner Bros., Disney and Sony may be fierce competitors, but when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the three entertainment giants unite to block the release of films in Russian theaters.

“In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is halting the release of its feature film ‘The Batman’ in Russia,” a WarnerMedia spokesperson said.

The announcement comes amid mounting sanctions against Russia by governments around the world. This means that major films like The Batman, Turning Raid and Morbius will not release as scheduled. Batman, featuring Robert Pattinson as the latest caped crusader, was set to release Friday in Russian cinemas.

The above three companies are not the only ones compelled to take drastic action against Russia. Earlier, car makers and energy giants have also severed ties with the country.

Disney expressed a similar statement regarding the delay in the Russian release of the Pixar animated film Turning Red. “Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are halting the theatrical release of films in Russia,” Disney said in a statement.

Disney also said it was working with NGOs to provide “immediate aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees.”

A Sony spokesperson told the BBC of its decision to block Morbius in the country, “Given the ongoing military action in Ukraine and the uncertainty and humanitarian crisis unfolding in that region, we are suspending our planned theatrical release in Russia.” Will give.”

Sony also announced that it would donate US$2 million to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and international NGO, Save the Children. The donation will go towards providing humanitarian aid to the affected population in Ukraine and countries in the region.

Additionally, Sony and its subsidiaries around the world will collect donations from employees and equalize the amount raised.

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