Disney’s ‘Soul’ Film is Headed to Disney+ This Christmas

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Many have been anticipating the release of Pixar’s new animation “Soul” in November but sadly it won’t be hitting the theaters.

The film will instead be heading to Disney+ for the holidays and will make its debut on the streaming platform on December 25th. “Soul” will be free as part of the traditional streaming on-demand service. Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx voice characters in the film.

“We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving ‘Soul’ with audiences direct to Disney+ in December,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of 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.”

Recently Cineworld, which is owned by Regal Cinemas, has closed over 500 theaters in the U.S. These closings have led to Disney and other major studios having to reconsider their distribution of films.

That loss has forced Disney and other studios to rethink their distribution strategies.

Cineworld Group CEO Mooky Greidinger has written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking the government to reinstate the furlough program that benefited employees under its previous COVID-imposed closure.

Greindinger asked the PM for the government’s “support to help save the UK’s cinema industry, to avert a generation of adults and children suffering a cultural blackout and to help keep the credits rolling on a multi-billion-pound industry.”

The decision made to close his circuit will “likely to lead to the jobs of 5,500 Cineworld employees being significantly affected and many thousands more on contract work — cleaners, security guards, technicians — also at risk.”

He continues, “Without urgent action, there is a significant challenge to the viability of our industry… This in turn will decimate broader UK film production, which is one of this country’s greatest cultural exports.”

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