Pixar’s acclaimed WALL-E finally opens in Singapore cinemas this week.
It has been a recurring pattern for Pixar movies to premiere in other countries first, while Singapore audiences sit and wait for a few more months, looking jealously online as the rave reviews come in, while local publications stay mute.
Some possible explanations:
Pixar movies are not a very blockbuster type of movie for local audiences, so delaying it doesn’t matter. Of course, the distributor isn’t stupid enough to delay it for too long until the DVDs come out.
School holidays. The suits at the distribution company still categorizes these movies as “cartoons” and naively thinks that only kids will watch them. Times have changed, people.
Maybe its time to ask the local distributor, Buena Vista International exactly why they’re doing this to us!