With movie theaters nationwide still closed, The Walt Disney Company has made two additional changes to their upcoming animated film slate.
- Disney has decided to shuffle around two more of their 2020 animated film releases this time opting for Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon.
- Pixar’s Soul was slated for a June 19 release and has now been pushed back to November 20, 2020.
- As for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon, the film was planned for a November 25 debut, but now won’t hit theaters until March 12, 2021.
- Disney announced both changes separately this morning on Twitter sharing a new poster with the date change for Soul.
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) April 13, 2020
Raya and the Last Dragon in theaters March 12, 2021. pic.twitter.com/9eacSr2L9s
— Disney (@Disney) April 13, 2020
- These changes come as Disney has been forced to rearrange several of their tentpole films due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company has already pushed back many releases including:
- Just last week in an interview with Barrons, Disney CEO Bob Iger, spoke on the possibility of theatrical films debuting on Disney+ instead of theaters after they decided to move Artemis Fowl directly to the platform. He said, “there may be a few more that we end up putting directly onto Disney+, but for the most part a lot of the big tentpole Disney films, we’ll simply wait for slots.”