“Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU?”
That question you just read above is the tagline for a brand new animated feature from Pixar. Via Deadline, Disney announced this morning that Pixar’s second 2020 release will be titled, Soul.
An original idea from the mind of Inside Out director (and Pixar’s new chief creative officer) Pete Docter, Soul will be a thought-provoking tale set in the streets of New York City and the cosmic realms, looking into life’s most important questions. Producing the film will be Dana Murray, who previously produced Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short Lou.
Soul is scheduled for theatrical release via Walt Disney Pictures on June 19, 2020. It is currently set to open alongside an untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson comedy released by Universal Pictures.
The other 2020 Pixar release is Dan Scanlon’s Onward, which will release three months prior to Soul on March 6, making this the shortest release gap of any Pixar film. This will also be the third time for Pixar to give two releases in one year following 2015 (Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur) and 2017 (Cars 3 and Coco). This tradition will continue in 2022, with two untitled Pixar releases dated on that year.
Pixar’s latest feature, Toy Story 4, will be opening this Friday and is predicted to gross $160M-$200M during its domestic run.