Considering that Disney made the decision to post the live-action version of Mulan on their platform Disney+ instead of a theatrical release, it wouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve chosen to do the same thing with the upcoming Pixar film “Soul”.
In an interview with Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Variety, reported Chapek as saying:
“We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving ‘Soul’ with audiences direct to Disney+ in December, 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.”
Originally scheduled for a June 19th release, it was put on hold until November 20th before subsequently being moved to Christmas Day, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Disney has made the decision to release “Soul” as they did with “Onward” and “Hamilton” (No strings attached) as opposed to making the unpopular decision they made with Mulan’s release (charging a $20-$30 premier access fee).
“Soul” will feature the vocal talents of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey in the title roles. The main character (played by Foxx) is a jazz teacher named Joe Gardener who finally get’s his opportunity to gain an onstage performance. Unfortunately for Gardener, he gets into an accident that removes his soul from his body.
A soul named 22 (played by Tina Fey) meets Gardener at the “You Seminar”. She and Gardener work together to get him back to his body on Earth before he’s permanently stuck in the other world.
As stated above, the film is scheduled for a Christmas Day release on Disney+.
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