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Soul Review: The New Pixar Film Coming to Disney+

Pixar films at their best are wildly imaginative, speaking to children and adults alike. On paper, most Pixar films have basic scenarios with complex themes – toys that come to life or the monsters under the bed become surrogates for parenthood; a family of superheroes gives way to themes of isolation, self-worth, and our place …

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The Cast of Soul on Music and the Afterlife in Pixar’s Latest Film

The new Pixar film Soul will premiere on December 25 on Disney+. We recently got a chance to chat with the cast of Soul, as well as the filmmakers! You can learn all about the highly-anticipated film below. Joining the discussion was Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner), Tina Fey (22), Angela Bassett (Dorothea Williams), Phylicia Rashad …

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Soul Sneak Peek and Soundtrack Details

As the Disney and Pixar film nears its debut on Disney+ December 25, a new Soul sneak peek is now available. In the movie, Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who dreams of playing in the best jazz club in town. Filmmakers found they could relate to the character’s passion …

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Disney Investor Day Roundup: Disney+, FX, Hulu and Theatrical

The Walt Disney Company revealed the next steps in its global streaming expansion at its 2020 Disney Investor Day, with new details on the future of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, a first look at its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star, and previews of its slate of all-new content. Bob Chapek, …

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Pixar and Disney Animation Titles Presented at Investor Day

Pixar Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee presented their upcoming titles today during the Disney Investor Day. Pixar Animation Studios “Today, I’m excited to introduce you to a bunch of fresh, new filmmakers,” said Docter. “Getting their voices on the screen is our key focus right now – …

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Soul Clips: New Footage from the Pixar Disney+ Film

Disney has released two new Soul clips, which you can both watch below. The Soul clips feature Jamie Foxx’s Joe Gardner getting his big shot. Pixar’s Soul will debut exclusively on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 at no extra charge. In international markets where Disney+ isn’t currently or soon to be available, Soul will be …

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Disney+ Previews Safety, Godmothered and Inside Pixar

Disney+ has shared a first look at its upcoming titles, including Safety (Dec. 11), Godmothered (Dec. 4), and Inside Pixar (Nov. 13). Safety The streaming service has debuted the trailer and key art for the new film Safety, inspired by the empowering true story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey, a young man …

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The Disney+ Soul Trailer Invites You on a Journey of a Lifetime

We’ve seen the theatrical trailers for the Pixar movie, but now the Disney+ Soul trailer has arrived and can be watched using the player below! In addition to the trailer, don’t miss our early look at the anticipated film. Pixar’s Soul will debut exclusively on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 at no extra charge. In …

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Soul Preview: An Early Look at the New Pixar Film

With the announcement this week that the Pixar film will debut on Disney+ Christmas Day, Vital Thrills got an early look at the anticipated Soul. For the Soul preview, we talked to director Pete Docter, producer Dana Murray, co-director Kemp Powers and more. Soul introduces Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a middle-school band teacher who gets the …

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Pixar’s Soul Movie to Skip US Theaters and Debut on Disney+

The Walt Disney Company announced today that Pixar’s Soul movie will debut exclusively on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 at no extra charge. The movie was previously scheduled to open in US theaters on November 20. In international markets where Disney+ isn’t currently or soon to be available, Soul will be released theatrically, with dates …

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Disney Reveals Pixar’s Luca, Releasing in Summer 2021

Pixar Animation Studios today announced that its next feature film release will be Luca. Directed by Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3), Luca is set to open in U.S. theaters June 18, 2021. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated …

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New Soul Preview Released by Disney!

The Walt Disney Studios has released a new Soul preview that debuted during a virtual panel titled “Finding ‘Soul’” from the Essence Festival of Culture. The panel, which you can watch below, included director Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray, as well as American anthropologist/educator Dr. Johnnetta Cole and globally-renowned …

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Disney Moves Soul Release Date, Plus Raya and the Last Dragon

Just 10 days ago, The Walt Disney Company announced its new schedule due to current events and we were wondering whether the Soul release date would hold. The studio has now revealed that it is moving Soul from June 19, 2020 to November 20, 2020. With the Soul release date change, Disney is also moving Walt …

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Onward Digital Release Set for Today and Disney+ on April 3

The Walt Disney Studios has announced that the Onward Digital (order at Amazon) and Movies Anywhere release has been set for today at 5:00PM PST/ 8:00PM EST and the film will be available on Disney+ on April 3rd in the U.S. The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including …

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The New Trailer and Poster for Pixar Movie Soul

The Walt Disney Studios has released the new trailer and poster for Pixar movie Soul, which opens in North American theaters on June 19, 2020. The movie features the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, and Daveed Diggs. In Soul, Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance …

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Onward Review: Pratt and Holland Go on a Fantasy Quest

There are particular buttons in a movie, that when I see them, automatically elicit an emotional response. It’s Pavlovian – if you make a movie about fathers and sons, for example, I am almost certain to react with tears. It’s just hardwired into my moviegoing DNA. Thus, Pixar Animation Studios’ Onward was almost guaranteed to make …

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Chris Pratt and Tom Holland on Voicing Pixar’s Onward

The upcoming Pixar film Onward opens in theaters on March 6, 2020. Earlier today, we got a chance to attend the press conference for the film, which included Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, as well as director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.  In the film, when teenage elf brothers Barley and Ian Lightfoot (voices of …

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Go Behind the Scenes of Onward with Tom Holland and Chris Pratt

Disney and Pixar today are taking you behind the scenes of Onward, opening in theaters on March 6, 2020. In the video, you’ll get to see Tom Holland and Chris Pratt recording their roles, and it also features Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer talking about their roles. Underneath the featurette, you can also check out a …

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Disney+ Announces Nonfiction Projects, Including The Quest and The Maze

Disney+ is developing the next generation of ABC’s critically-acclaimed series The Quest, now featuring teen participants and adding more epic world building interactive elements. The streaming service has also greenlit the ultimate brainteaser competition series The Maze, National Geographic’s Meet the Chimps and an untitled docuseries that follows Pixar’s SparkShorts program as they discover talented …

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Disney+ Reveals Trailer for Toy Story Original Short Lamp Life

Disney+ is today giving us a first look at the upcoming Toy Story original short, Lamp Life, which will start streaming on January 31st. In Lamp Life, Bo Peep (Annie Potts) tells Woody (Tom Hanks) and Officer Giggles McDimples (Ally Maki) everything that has happened to her since Toy Story 2. A transformed Bo Peep made her return in Toy …

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