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Disney, Warner, Sony halt release of films in Russia

Release time:2022-03-02 Publisher:South Asia Development

Warner Bros, Disney and Sony have halted the release of films in Russian cinemas, after the invasion of Ukraine.

The announcements mean the releases of major movies The Batman, Turning Red and Morbius will now not go ahead as scheduled in the country.

They come as governments around the world have been ramping up their sanctions against Moscow.

In recent days global corporations, including car makers and energy giants, have cut business ties with Russia.

The Warner Bros blockbuster The Batman was due to be released in Russia on Friday. Meanwhile, Disney has delayed the Russian release of the Pixar animated film, Turning Red.

Sony has also halted the release of its Marvel adaptation Morbius in the country. Meanwhile, Netflix has said that it will not comply with new Russian rules to carry state-backed channels.