New Zealanders won't get to see Disney's Moana in theatres until a month after most other countries.
That's despite the numerous Kiwis involved in the animated film's production, including Taika Waititi, who helped write it.
On Wednesday it was announced Kiwi actors Jemaine Clement, Temuera Morrison and Rachel House had joined the movie's cast.
The film is due to be released in the US and Canada on November 23, then begins rolling out across the rest of the world, hitting UK cinemas on December 2.
But New Zealand and Australia won't be able to see the film until Boxing Day. Only Brazil, Turkey, Sweden and Japan are set to see it after us.
A spokesperson for Disney told NZME the film was timed to release during the summer school holidays and was in line with previous releases like The Good Dinosaur, Big Hero Six and Frozen.
The spokesperson said it was "the best date for the New Zealand market".
The Moana situation mirrors that of the Disney remake of Pete's Dragon, which is due to debut in the US in August, but won't reach Kiwi screens until September - despite the fact it was filmed in New Zealand.