The new Pixar movie ‘Soul’ will not hit theaters. Disney will release the new animated film from the makers of mega hits ‘Up’ and ‘Inside Out’ directly on the streaming service Disney + in December. Subscribers will not have to pay extra for the film, something that was previously the case with action film ‘Mulan’.

Soul is about a music teacher (voice of Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician. Just before he has his first big performance, he has an accident that separates his soul from his body. He ends up in an in-between world, and has to return to earth before it is too late.

Soul was the last major US title still on the 2020 release list. Previously, films such as James Bond film No Time To Day, Dune and the Wonder Woman sequel were already pushed to 2021 due to the corona crisis. Especially in the US, many cinemas are still closed.

Postponing all major titles presents European cinemas with a major problem, as they yearn for new films. Soul was initially scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, but this event was also canceled due to the corona pandemic.