Disney and Pixar’s next blockbuster – Soul – is the latest movie to forgo the cinemas in favour of a Disney Plus exclusive release. However, unlike
Mulan, the film will be available to subscribers of the platform at no extra cost.
The film will be a Christmas treat, debuting on 25 December 2020. If you’re not yet signed up for Disney Plus, it costs £5.99/US$6.99 per month for a rolling subscription, or £59.99/$69.99 per year, and you can sign up on the
Disney Plus website.
Soul follows Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher who gets the opportunity to perform at a renowned jazz club. However, a misstep leads him into The Great Before, a mystical place where new souls gain their personalities. Joe must team up with a precocious soul called 22 to return to his own life on Earth.
You can watch the official trailer below:
The Pixar animated film stars the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Angela Bassett and Daveed Diggs – and is created by Pete Docter, the directed behind Up and Inside Out. It also features completely original jazz music from Jon Batiste.
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