Aimid fear spread COVIS-19, Disney stops production on all live-action films

It’s a whole new world out there.

As a precaution, Disney has temporarily halted all production of its live-action films due to the coronavirus, including the highly anticipated remake of “Mulan.”

“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

This means pausing a live-action version of the 1989 animated classic “The Little Mermaid,” which was set to begin filming next week in London as well “Home Alone,” “Peter Pan & Wendy,” “Shrunk,” “Cruella” and “The Last Duel.”

The release date for Disney’s live-action take on the 1998 movie “Mulan” has also been pushed back due to the coronavirus, IndieWire reported on Thursday.

The news follows Disney’s announcement Thursday that, for what is only the fourth time in the history of operation, the Anaheim, Calif., Disneyland theme park will close indefinitely.

Earlier this month, Disneyland Paris remained open despite a park worker testing positive for the novel virus.

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