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How to watch Pixar's new movie Soul with Disney Plus right now

Everything you need to know about watching Pixar's latest animated family film.

Richard Trenholm Former Movie and TV Senior Editor
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Soul takes us on a heartwarming journey from jazz clubs into the human soul.

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The holidays have come and gone, and for many of us, the season looked a lot different this year. But luckily, two blockbuster movies arrived on Dec. 25 as the perfect tonic to end a crazy year, and you can stream them now direct to your living room. On Christmas Day, Wonder Woman 1984 became available on HBO Max and Pixar's Soul debuted on Disney Plus

Soul is the latest animated family film from Pixar, the celebrated studio behind the likes of Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles Inside Out, Cars, Up and many other feel-good classics that are already available on  Disney 's streaming service. The good news is that unlike Mulan, which originally cost an extra $30 on top of your Disney Plus subscription, Soul is included at no extra charge.

Soul tells the story of a jazz-obsessed music teacher whose body and soul inadvertently become separated, with hilarious and heartwarming consequences. It features the voices of Jamie FoxxAngela BassettDaveed Diggs and Tina Fey. Currently rated 85 on Metacritic, Soul is truly a soulful treat.

When was Soul's release date?

It was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in June, but instead Soul premiered on Dec. 25 for all Disney Plus subscribers around the world.

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Soul serves up a tasty treat for the family this holiday season.

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How do I watch Soul?

A sole screening of Soul may not be enough for you. As long as you maintain your Disney Plus subscription you can watch this (and all other Disney Plus titles, including Marvel and Star Wars films and TV shows like The Mandalorian) whenever you like.

There are three basic ways to subscribe:

You can watch Disney Plus on smart TVs, Xbox and PlayStation games consoles, Apple and Android mobile devices, Roku streaming devices and online via browsers.

Can I download Soul to watch offline?

Disney Plus currently lets you download all of its shows and movies, including Soul, to watch offline.

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