This spring, Pixar titles Soul, Turning Red, and Luca will head to theaters. These films premiered on Disney+ during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively. These theatrical runs will lead up to the release of Inside Out 2 on June 14, 2024. Soul will debut in theaters on January 12, Turning Red on February 9, and Luca on March 22. Check out what Pixar CCO Pete Doctor (director of Monsters, Inc., Up, and Inside Out) had to say about Pixar films in the theater here:
“In the long run, there’s been a bit of a mixed blessing because we’ve trained audiences that these films will be available for you on Disney+. And it’s more expensive for a family of four to go to a theater when they know they can wait and it’ll come out on the platform. We’re trying to make sure people realize there’s a great deal you’re missing by not seeing it on the big screen. In the case of Elemental, it’s a beautiful spectacle, there’s detail everywhere. I think you feel it more and it’s a better experience. There’s the shared experience as well, that you get to see it in a room with strangers, and there’s something about the energy that comes from other people that makes the whole experience more vibrant and interesting.”
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