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The movie is set to be released by Disney on June 19, 2020, and comes from director Pete Docter, who was behind studio hits Up and Inside Out.
Disney didn’t provide many details about the film, other than a vague description that reads: “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you…YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.”
Academy Award nominee Dana Murray is producing the pic.
Docter also currently acts as Pixar’s chief creative officer following the exit of former creative head John Lasseter, who stepped down after admitting that he had committed unspecified “missteps” that left some employees feeling “disrespected or uncomfortable.”
Soul will be hitting theaters four months after the next Pixar release, Onward, which is due out March 6, 2020, and stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, who play teenage elf brothers who embark on a quest to find the last remaining magic in the world in the hopes of spending time with their dead father.
Pixar is also gearing up for this weekend’s release of the fourth installment in its flagship franchise, Toy Story. The movie, which sees the return of Buzz, Woody and Bo Peep, is looking at a massive opening in the $140 million-$150 million range domestically.
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