Disney moves theatrical release of Pixar animated feature, ‘Soul’

Disney has postponed the theatrical release of Pixar animated adventure, Soul, since cinemas are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The movie was originally set to open on 19 June and will now debut on 20 November. Soul, directed by Pete Docter, centers on a middle-school music teacher (voiced by Jamie Foxx) who dreams of being a jazz performer. But before his big break, he gets in an accident that causes his soul to be separated from his body. He’s then transported to the You Seminar, where he teams up with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) to return his soul back to his body on Earth before it’s too late. Soul was supposed to be the second Pixar title to debut this year following Onward, and features the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon was originally scheduled to open around Soul, on 25 November is now moved to 12 March 2021 for release. Raya and the Last Dragon is directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. Pic’s logline: In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Last month, Disney shuffled the release calendar for most of its upcoming pics, pushing Mulan to 24 July, Black Widow to 7 November and The Eternals to February of 2021.