Disney announced last week that their all new animated Pixar film Soul will no longer hit theaters but rather go directly to its streaming platform Disney+.


Soul was originally supposed to come out in theaters on November 20th but will now premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Christmas day.

"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."

Soul stars the voice talents of Jaime Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Angela Bassett and Daveed Diggs. It will also feature original jazz music from Jon Batiste and a score from Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Jaime Foxx voices Joe Gardner a middle-school band teacher whose dream comes true when he gets the chance to play at the best jazz club in town. Unfortunately, Joe finds himself transported to "The Great Before" a place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests. While in "The Great Before" Joe meets soul 22, voiced by Tina Fey, who is uninterested in life on earth and the human experience. Joe, desperately wanting to return to earth and his life, tries to convince 22 why life is so great and meaningful.

Soul is directed by Academy Award winner Peter Docter who also brought us Inside Out and Up, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray.

"The world can be an exhausting and frustrating place – but it's also full of unexpected joys, even in seemingly mundane things," said Docter, director of 'Soul' and Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios. " 'Soul' investigates what's really important in our lives, a question we're all asking these days. I hope it will bring some humor and fun to people at a time when everyone can surely use that."

Disney hasn't announced if subscribers will have to pay an additional fee to watch the film like they did with their new film Mulan.

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