Soul To Debut On Disney+ On Christmas Day

The 2020 movie release calendar has been shaken up again. Disney and Pixar announced that Soul is now making its triumphant debut on Disney+ this Christmas!

The 2020 movie release calendar has been shaken up once again. Disney and Pixar have officially announced that Soul is now making its triumphant debut on Disney+ this Christmas!

In a press release, Disney has announced that their latest animated project will be streaming exclusively on Disney+. In international markets where Disney+ is currently not available, it will be making its debut in theaters with dates still to be announced.


We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving ‘Soul’ with audiences direct to Disney+ in December. A new original Pixar film is always a special occasion, and this truly heartwarming and humorous story about human connection and finding one’s place in the world will be a treat for families to enjoy together this holiday season.

Bob Chapek, CEO The Walt Disney Company

Soul Follows The 2020 Pattern

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the hands of studios to get creative in their means of content distribution. Disney is fortunate to have a streaming service exclusive to their own content, with over 60 million subscribers within the first year. This is a no brainer move, as a theatrical release, particularly in the United States, would have been met with enormous fiscal losses.

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.

Pete Docter, director of Soul
jamie foxx and tine fey in soul
22 (Tina Fey) & Joe (Jaime Foxx) in Pixar’s Soul

Soul is directed by Pete Docter, the Academy Award®-winning director behind “Inside Out” and “Up,” and co-director/writer Kemp Powers, playwright and screenwriter of “One Night in Miami.” It stars Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Angela Bassett and Daveed Diggs. The film features original jazz music by globally renowned musician Jon Batiste, known from his work on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a score composed by Oscar® winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Disney+ subscribers, are you ecstatic that you are getting the film as an unexpected Christmas present! Will you be watching Pixar’s latest feature with your loved ones over the holidays? Tell us what you think of Soul’s big move below!


Sean McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin

Sean is a writer, theater director, and actor based on the Jersey Shore. He is an avid lover of all film, but Star Wars holds a special place in his heart. Sean also runs his own film blog The Dailie Talk,, which you should check out!