Pixar's Soul gets delayed from June to November

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Soul – the next Pixar movie from Pete Docter, the director of Up and Inside Out – has been pushed back five months from its original release date of June 19, 2020.

The animated film, which will feature Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey voicing a pair of disembodied souls in the cosmic realms of the afterlife, will now debut on November 20, 2020. That gives it quite a bit more space from Onward than originally planned – Pixar's last movie debuted in early March and had a relatively disappointing theatrical performance, at least compared to the rest of Pixar's filmography.

Onward's ticket sales were heavily affected by filmgoing audiences staying home as news of the coronavirus pandemic spread, and Soul is now just one of many movies and TV shows delayed by the coronavirus.

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The Walt Disney Animation picture Raya and the Last Dragon, which was originally scheduled to debut on November 25, 2020, will also be delayed to avoid internal competition. It's now planned to hit theaters on March 12, 2021. 

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Soul follows Foxx as a middle school music teacher who is finally about to make good on his dreams of becoming a jazz performer when he falls down a manhole and (maybe) dies. His newly liberated soul goes on to the You Seminar, a place where souls are developed with new passions before being reincarnated back into the world as newborns.

Aside from Foxx and Fey, Soul will also include characters voiced by Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs. Jazz musician Jon Batiste scored the film's initial trailer, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are also working on the soundtrack.

Check out our ranking of the best Pixar movies, including Onward. 

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.