A new Disney adventure awaits a release date. The Walt Disney Studios revealed that fantasy film Artemis Fowl will make its debut on Disney + on June 12th. The movie was originally scheduled for a theater release on May 29 but, like pretty much everything else in the world, that is no longer happening due to COVID-19.
For those who aren’t familiar, Artemis Fowl is based Eoin Colfer’s young adult novel series of the same name. The book story and film follows Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), a 12-year-old genius from a long lineage of masterminds accused of criminal activities. Fowl goes on a mission to find his missing father (Colin Farrell) along with his protector Butler (Nonso Anozie).
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Artemis knows his father’s disappearance is linked to this newfound land but his plan against the fairies won’t go as easily as he anticipates. Artemis Fowl seems like the perfect kind of story to thrill kids as well as kids-at-heart who are at home for the foreseeable future. Ricky Strauss, President of Content and Marketing at Disney+ expresses the company’s excitement to make this story come to life for viewers, especially those who have followed the book series. Here’s what he had to say:
“With audiences largely unable to attend theatres in the current environment, we are thrilled to offer the premiere of ‘Artemis Fowl’ on Disney. Director Kenneth Branagh and his spectacular cast take viewers right into the vibrant, fantasy world of the beloved book, which fans have been waiting to see brought to life onscreen for years. It’s great family entertainment that is the perfect addition to Disney+’s summer lineup.”
After the announcement that the film would head straight to Disney plus earlier this month, fans were eagerly awaiting news of an airdate for the highly-anticipated and long gestating adaptation. During The Disney Family Sing AlongABC special that patience was rewarded it was revealed that Artemis Fowl would debut on the streaming service on June 12th!
So fans can rejoice as the long-awaited Artemis Fowl will make his live-action debut on Disney+ in June.
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