Soul: Pixar Delays The Release Of Its Next Film

Pixar's Soul

by James White |
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We've seen so many movies push their release dates because of the current Corona-crisis that we were beginning to wonder if that was it for films being delayed. Nope! Disney/Pixar has now decided to move Soul, the Emeryville studio's second offering for 2020, to November.

Soul, which sees the return of Pixar creative chief Pete Docter to the director's chair, tells the story of story of Joe Gardener (Jamie Foxx), a school band teacher who has always harboured dreams of playing jazz professionally. But shortly after he gets his big break, something happens to him, which finds his soul somehow sent back to a place called the You Seminar, a "beforelife" where souls are educated and formed before they are assigned to humans.

There, he meets 22 (not her full name, but it's a number too long to quote here), voiced by Tina Fey, who has been observing Earth for a long time and has decided that it's a terrible place. But she does agree to help Joe get back there.

Originally scheduled for 19 June, the film will now land on 20 November. Boo! But at least this means we still have a chance to see the movie in cinemas, rather than the fate of Onward, which appeared briefly on the big screen before heading to Disney+.

And the change also means more juggling of the wider Disney animated schedule, with Raya And The Last Dragon, which had been dated for 27 November here, shifting to March 2021. That had been pencilled in for an untitled Disney live-action film, so expect further changes down the line.

See the trailer for_Soul_ below.

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