Theatres will be feeling a little less festive this holiday season as it has been announced that Pixar’s upcoming animated feature Soul will be premiering on Disney+ instead of theatres on 25 December 2020.
The film was originally set for a 20 November release in theatres, but with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting theatres, it is definitely a safer bet to have the movie release on the streaming platform. This move was not a surprise considering the many other movies that had also been delayed recently, including MCM’s No Time To Die and Universal Picture’s Jurassic World: Dominion.
In countries where Disney+ isn’t available, Soul will still be getting a theatrical release.
“We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving Soul with audiences direct to Disney+ in December,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (via Deadline). “A new original Pixar film is always a special occasion, and this truly heartwarming and humorous story about human connection and finding one’s place in the world will be a treat for families to enjoy together this holiday season.”
Soul was produced by filmmaker Pete Doctor, the award-winning director behind Inside Out and Up.
“The world can be an exhausting and frustrating place – but it’s also full of unexpected joys, even in seemingly mundane things,” said Docter. “Soul investigates what’s really important in our lives, a question we’re all asking these days. I hope it will bring some humour and fun to people at a time when everyone can surely use that.”
With most families stuck at home this holiday season, hopefully, Soul will be the film to add some much-needed holiday cheer this Christmas.
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