During the pandemic, Disney sent three of Pixar’s animated films, “Luca”, “Turning Red” and “Soul”, exclusively on Disney+, as cinemas around the world were either closed or with strict restrictions, resulting in Pixar fans never getting to experience the joy of watching these films on the big screen.

And today, Disney has announced that all three films will be heading to cinemas in the United States for a limited time only.

“Soul” will be released in cinemas on January 12th 2024, with “Turning Red” following on February 9th 2024 and “Luca” arriving on March 22nd 2024.

And to go along with those theatrical releases, like Pixar theatrical experiences of the past, audiences will be treated to a Pixar animated short film ahead of each of the features. “Soul,” will be accompanied by the SparkShort “Burrow.” “Turning Red,” will be preceded by the SparkShort “Kitbull.” “Luca,” includes the classic Pixar short “For the Birds.”


Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

Turning Red

A mysterious male wolf beguiles Red to the unknown, where her primal instincts can help her to reverse the role of the predator and prey.


Luca, a sea monster, befriends Alberto, another one of his kind who takes him on a land adventure. He experiences an exciting summer while keeping his parents in the dark.

Originally, a new Pixar film called “Elio” was going to be released in cinemas in March 2024, but was bumped back to the summer of 2025.  So these theatrical re-releases will help fill the void.

All three movies are available to stream on Disney+, but if you missed not seeing these Pixar films in cinemas, this is a great opportunity to do so.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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