Why Disney+ Made Sense for ‘Soul’ and ‘The Croods’ Could Be Next to Move
When Disney announced that Pixar’s “Soul” would vacate its November 20 theatrical release and debut on Disney+ December 25 was not a surprise.
Theaters, particularly in the U.S., are shaky, and more so after Regal shut down nearly all of their domestic locations this weekend.The surprise is it will premiere as a regular offering on Disney+ rather than go the “Mulan” route and make it a Premium VOD extra for subscribers.
Here’s why they did this, and what this could mean:Disney is wary of opening top films in theatersThe majority of U.S.
That would have made it a kind of “Tenet” sequel — a second chance to jumpstart the business.
However, as when they moved “Mulan” to stream, the approach is
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