BURBANK, Calif. -Mar 8, 2020—TheaterEars and The Walt Disney Studios announced that Disney and Pixar’s Onward will be the first movie ever to have Audio Description available on the TheaterEars app, enabling moviegoers with visual impairments the ability to enjoy the film.
“We are proud to work with Disney to break new ground with this offering in our app. Onward is a fantastic film for moviegoers of all ages, and everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy it,” said Dan Mangru, CEO of TheaterEars.
TheaterEars is easy to use. Simply download the app and select your movie and showtime to get the Audio Description track on your phone. When in the movie theater, press the “play” button on the app and within seconds TheaterEars will sync automatically to the film and play the audio track.
The Walt Disney Studios and TheaterEars have previously worked together on Disney and Pixar’s Coco, which was the first nationwide movie released in Spanish on the app, as well as other major titles in Spanish including Avengers: Endgame, Incredibles 2, Aladdin, and Captain Marvel.
To date, TheaterEars has over half a million total users, been one of the top 50 Entertainment apps on the US App Store, been granted five worldwide patents, and named Lin-Manuel Miranda as the company’s Global Ambassador.
The TheaterEars app is available to moviegoers in the United States and Puerto Rico as a free download on the App Store and Google Play. Disney and Pixar’s Onward will be available in movie theaters nationwide on March 6 and will also be available in Spanish on the TheaterEars app.
About Disney and Pixar’s Onward
When teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, they embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed. Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, Disney and Pixar’s Onward opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020.
TheaterEars is a free app to use and download (TheaterEars.com/Download) for iOS and Android that empowers moviegoers to experience a movie in both English and Spanish at the cinema in real time. Since 2017, TheaterEars has released approximately 100 films on its app for Spanish-speaking moviegoers.
Dan Mangru, 561-305-0519