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Pixar Reveals Pete Docter’s New Movie ‘Soul’

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“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.

Are you intrigued by this new original Pixar movie? Let us know your first impressions on Soul in the comments!

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).