It’s soul over.
Disney is moving its last scheduled release for 2020, “Soul,” from theaters to Christmas Day on Disney Plus. They’re flying the white flag regarding theaters and masks and social distancing.
“Soul” is an animated Pixar feature from director Peter Docter. There’s original music from Jon Batiste, but the score is from Nine Inch Nails’s Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It stars the voice talents of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Angela Bassett and Daveed Diggs.
Disney sent “Mulan” to Disney Plus with a $30 price tag above their subscription. That didn’t work out so great. So “Soul” will go without a fee, a nice Christmas present.
In a statement, Docter — who directed “Inside Out” and “Up,” — said: “The world can be an exhausting and frustrating place – but it’s also full of unexpected joys, even in seemingly mundane things. ‘Soul’ investigates what’s really important in our lives, a question we’re all asking these days. I hope it will bring some humor and fun to people at a time when everyone can surely use that.”
Christmas Day is now thinned down to “Wonder Woman 1984,” “The Croods: A New Age,” and “News of the World” with Tom Hanks.