Disney will release Pixar’s movie Soul on Disney+ on December 25.
Soul is the latest animated movie from Pixar, and it was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June 2020 but was pushed back to November due to the pandemic. Now that Disney has delayed most of their movies to 2021 or later, they’ve decided to release Soul on Disney+ for free. Just like Onward was put on Disney+ for free only weeks after coming in theaters, Soul will also release for free on Disney+ on December 25. Though unlike Onward, Soul won’t get a theatrical release at all in the United States.
Pixar is one of the most famous studios in the world, and a new movie releasing on Disney+ on Christmas day will certainly draw in families who are stuck inside. In many ways, Disney will likely be counting on new subscribers to sign up and watch Soul for free, since they can’t go out to the movies. Christmas day has always been one of the busiest days for theaters, so this year, those crowds will transition from the big to the small screen.