Disney today announced that they are shelving the theatrical releases of their upcoming Pixar movie Soul and moving it to their streaming service Disney+. It will be released on Christmas day.
Soul introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. Just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be. Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey voices 22.
Unlike Mulan — which came at a premium price — Soul will be available to all Disney+ customers at no extra charge.
In markets where Disney+ isn't available, the movie will be released theatrically. Dates are to follow.