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Pixar’s Soul Skipping Theaters To Release on Disney+

In addition to skipping theaters, Disney’s decision not to give Soul the Premier Access treatment is noteworthy. There are mixed reports to how well Mulan did with a $29.99 price tag, and Soul being made available to all Disney+ subscribers could signal that Disney wasn’t happy with the return. New Pixar movies are traditionally big deals – even if Onward disappointed at the box office earlier this year (and before the pandemic) – so a family-friendly animated film could’ve done big business over the holidays. Instead, Disney must be banking on Soul’s release to drive up subscriber numbers, which already topped 60 million worldwide.

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Disney has now confirmed that Pixar’s Soul will be released on Disney+ on December 25, 2020. The film will be released in theaters in international markets where Disney+ is not available. Disney’s press release has no mention of Soul being a Premier Access offering, meaning there might not be an upcharge to watch the newest Pixar title over the holiday season. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the following about the move:

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.

With Soul, season 2 of The Mandalorian, and WandaVision scheduled to debut now on Disney+ in the next few months, the streaming service will finally begin to offer the amount of high-quality original content that subscribers have been waiting for

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