Cinemas Upset by Disney sending ‘Soul’ to Disney+

Credit: The Guardian
Credit: The Guardian

In a previous article, we discussed that Disney and Pixar announced that the newest movie ‘Soul’ will be heading straight to Disney+ at the end of the year. This news has cinemas around the world expressing their disappointment in the company for making this decision.

In a recent article, The Guardian, explained that many cinemas in Europe are upset with the recent announcement by Disney. Operators of the cinemas feel like the film could be opening in the theaters and not going directly to Disney+.

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) released a statement earlier that The Guardian posted. The statement said: “The vast majority of cinemas across Europe and indeed many regions of the world are now open and able to offer a safe and enjoyable return for audiences. Cinema operators have invested massively in offering the safest possible experience to their audiences on the basis of a promising schedule of new film releases. Yet again, however, they find a distributor delivering another blow.”

The film is set to screen at festivals in both Rome and London last this month; however, after these premiers, it seems that it ‘Soul’ will be going to Disney+. This move many worry could “risk causing irreparable damage to key markets” and that when the studios want to release their blockbusters again, “it may be too late for many European cinemas” according to Phil Clapp UNIC president.

We will wait and see if Disney and Pixar make any adjustments moving forward.

Source: The Guardian

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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