Pixar wants to put its theatrical releases back.
from disney Pixar’s latest release, “Luca,” opens Friday on Disney +, as does its latest release, “Soul” from December.
The animation house is hoping that its March 2022 release, “Turning Red,” will return to a normal theatrical release schedule, according to a insider article, citing sources familiar with the film’s production.
“The studio’s hope is that we get back to normal with ‘Turning Red’,” a source said, noting that the safety of viewers is the biggest concern, said the insider.
“Turning Red,” directed by Domee Shi, director of Pixar’s award-winning short “Bao,” tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who turns into a red panda whenever she’s horny.
Pixar’s last theatrical release – “Onward” – hit March 2020, just days before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It ended up becoming Pixar’s lowest opening in terms of ticket sales, earning just over $ 60 million in US box office sales.
Many studio insiders actually believed this week’s “Luca” would open in theaters, but with a slower return to normal, the film will open primarily on Disney +. According to Insider, “Luca” will open at a movie theater in California.
Following Pixar’s next release, “Turning Red,” Buzz Lightyear’s long-awaited origin story – “Lightyear” – is set to hit theaters in June 2022.