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Pixar’s Soul To Release Exclusively On Disney+ Christmas Day

October 9, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Pixar Soul

Pixar’s next film Soul is going straight to Disney+ on Christmas Day. Disney announced on Thursday that the anticipated animated film will debut exclusively on the service on December 25th. The film will hit theatrically in international markets where Disney+ isn’t currently or soon to be available, with dates to be revealed later.

“We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving ‘Soul’ with audiences direct to Disney+ in December,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “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.”

The film is directed by Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up) and Kemp Powers, who wrote the film. It features the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Angela Bassett and Daveed Diggs, with original jazz music by Jon Batiste and a score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It’s described as follows:

What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

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