It was just last week when Disney announced it had reshuffled its movie release calendar. The move shifted “Artemis Fowl” to Disney Plus and pushed back Pixar’s “Soul” to June 19. Given the current health emergency, that seemed awfully early to us and now Disney has figured out they’ll have to move it again.
For now “Soul” takes the November 20, 2020 slot that was previously held by “Raya and the Last Dragon” from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Raya will move to March 12, 2021.
With cinemas still closed from the public health emergency and only the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel just appearing, we can see why Disney would want to push back the release of “Soul.”
Those who have seen it say it is worth waiting for.
Of course, he might be a little biased given who he works for.
Watch the trailer for Pixar’s “Soul.”
The movement of Raya to March of 2021, bumped a previously untitled live action film from the schedule. Who knows where or when that will land. It might be sacrificed to the new normal we’re about to enter once we’re all free to move about outside our homes again.
Now the first film on the release schedule is Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Mulan” on July 24. Let’s hope Disney doesn’t have to push that one back too.
About Pixar’s Soul
Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Daveed Diggs, “Soul” is directed by Academy Award®winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short “Lou”). Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste will be writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, will compose an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds.