Pixar’s ‘Soul’ is an Oscar nominee for best animated feature — here’s how to watch the jazz-inspired film on Disney Plus

 

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“Soul,” the latest animated film from Disney’s Pixar, is now an Academy Award nominee for best animated feature film, best original score, and best sound. The movie is available to stream on Disney Plus for its more than 60 million subscribers.

In this jazz-inspired film, Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe Gardner, a middle school band director who has an out-of-body experience on the eve of the biggest performance of his life.

“Soul” features several musical sequences with Foxx performing alongside top talents like “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs, musician Cody Chesnutt, and drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey also star in supporting roles.

“Soul” is one of two movies produced by Disney’s Pixar to receive an Oscar nomination this year for best animated feature. Pixar’s “Onward,” which released in March 2020 and hit Disney Plus weeks later, received a nomination as well. We’ve covered the full list of 2021 Academy Award nominations here.

How to watch ‘Soul’ on Disney Plus

“Soul” is now available to all Disney Plus subscribers. The movie premiered on December 25, 2020. Though the film was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in June 2020, Disney canceled plans for a theater run due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Soul” doesn’t require any extra “Premier Access” fees to watch. The movie is included as part of a standard Disney Plus subscription.

Disney Plus memberships cost $7 a month or $70 a year. Disney Plus can also be bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $13 a month, which is $6 less than you’d pay to combine all three services without the bundle.

Disney Plus streams in up to 4K resolution with HDR support, and up to four people can stream at the same time using a single account. The service also offers a GroupWatch feature which allows you to sync streaming with friends and family remotely.

The Disney Plus app is available on Mac, iPhone, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox, and most smart TV brands. 

What else can I watch on Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is home to all of Disney and Pixar’s iconic animated films, as well as blockbuster franchises like “Star Wars,” “The Simpsons,” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The service also offers a library of documentary movies, including many from National Geographic

Original films and series are also available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus, including popular shows like “The Mandalorian.”

For detailed impressions, you can read our full Disney Plus review here.

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