Another painful news, even if not unexpected, for cinemas, already in crisis due to the pandemic and the lack of quality products. Pixar’s Soul will skip the hall to go directly to Disney Plus, also in Italy.
It was in the air, but it remains a bad blow for the exhibitors in difficulty, all over the world, due to the postponement of many quality releases. Soul, the new awaited jewel from Pixar, will skip theatrical release to end up directly on the Disney Plus streaming service on Christmas Day, on December 25, 2020. Only in countries where the platform is not active, essentially in China, will it arrive in the room. So let’s also expect the possibility of passing the end of year holidays with Soul visible with the whole family, but at home. As opposed to the additional cost to see Mulan, in this case it should be available at no extra charge over the regular Disney Plus subscription.
Initially scheduled for June, then postponed to the end of November, Soul, directed by Pete Docter, will be presented on October 15 as opening film of the 15th Rome Film Fest, where the director will meet the public and earn a Lifetime Achievement Award, on behalf of all of Pixar, which he directs creatively.
“We are thrilled to be able to share the spectacular and touching film Pixar, Soul, with the public directly on Disney Plus, in December, ”said the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek. “A new original Pixar movie is always a special occasion, and this truly moving and hilarious story about human connection and finding one’s place in the world it will be a delight for families, who will be able to enjoy it together during the holidays “.