If you’re looking for something new to watch this Christmas but aren’t in the mood for the usual holiday fare that you’ve already watched a dozen times, Disney+ has a treat for you. Pixar’s Soul is now streaming on the service and will make a delightful family-friendly watch, while still getting the tears flowing. (It is Pixar, after all.)
The movie arrived on Christmas Day and is available to all Disney+ subscribers. The animated feature, which stars Jamie Foxx as an aspiring jazz pianist who makes his living as a high school band teacher, is the animation studio’s first film with a Black lead. The star-studded voice cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Tina Fey, Questlove, Angela Bassett, Alice Braga, and Wes Studi.
The Pixar film is the latest big Disney release to go straight to Disney+. The company also released Artemis Fowl, The One and Only Ivan, and Mulan on the service, though the last one was available for a $30 premium fee for three months before being made available to all subscribers at no extra charge on Dec. 4. And although they did have theatrical runs, Frozen 2, Onward, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit the platform earlier than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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