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must-watch Where you can watch Pixar's brand-new movie Soul on Christmas Day


In an unprecedented year for the movies, Pixar’s latest, Soul, drops worldwide on Disney+ on Christmas Day. It means that for the first time in the animation studio’s 25-year history, film fans will be able to watch a brand-new Pixar at home over the festive season.

Early reviews have been terrific for Soul, the tale of a music teacher whose life hasn’t gone quite the way he planned. He’s a jazz player - and he’s talented, but his life takes a turn when he visits another realm to help someone.

The release of their new movie marks the 25-year anniversary of Pixar’s very first release, Toy Story, which debuted in late 1995 and continues to charm audiences to this day. We count down the studio’s very best.

Toy Story (1995)

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It all started with a dream of bringing more than princess stories and fairy tales to audiences, developing computer-generated animation and the characters of Woody, Buzz, Mr Potato Head and a little boy named Andy. The resulting tale of toys who moved and talked and lived their lives when their owners weren’t looking bewitched audiences and marked a massive turning point in animation.

Monsters, Inc (2001)

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The charming tale of a group of scary monsters who are actually terrified of children was a smash hit when it first came to the big screen in 2001. The movie centres on monster pals Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) who set out to help a little girl named Boo who has escaped from her bedroom into the mysterious world of Monstropolis. The final scene where Sulley is reunited with Boo is among the best in cinema history.

The Incredibles (2004)

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The Incredibles will return for a sequel

The Incredibles will return for a sequel

The Incredibles will return for a sequel

A reluctant family of undercover superheroes are forced underground in a world that doesn’t appreciate them in Brad Bird’s joyful and action-packed movie. But when the world suddenly needs them, Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash and Violet spring into superhero mode.

Wall-E (2008)

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Often cited by critics as Pixar’s best-ever film, Wall-E is certainly one of the studio’s boldest and most-ambitious tales. Beautifully simple, with a moving love story at its core, director Andrew Stanton co-wrote the screenplay with Pete Docter and they pull off the incredible feat of building the story without dialogue in the first 20 minutes.

Up (2009)

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Gutted by the death of his lifelong love Ellie, and frustrated at attempts by developers to make him sell his family home, grumpy seventysomething Carl Fredricksen decides to fly his house to South America on the trip he’s always dreamed of. Trouble is, he’s got a schoolboy stowaway. You’ll be sobbing fifteen minutes in, and it’s also got a hilarious band of talking dogs, those beautiful balloons and an action-packed finale that will entertain the kids.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

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Mother of God, that incinerator scene, a truly tense and overwhelming moment in a movie that doesn’t hit a false note. The movie not only recreates the magic of the first two films, but brings it to the next level of storytelling with the introduction of several wonderful new characters. It’s essentially a version of The Great Escape with talking toys, as they sneak into a new home - then spend much of the film trying to get out of there.

Inside Out (2015)

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Inside Out is up there with the US studio’s very best work - visually groundbreaking and inventive, funny and surprising and deeply moving. Kids will be engaged throughout, while parents may find themselves running through a series of emotions in their own heads. Much of the action takes place inside our heroine Riley’s head, where five emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - help guide her through a tricky time in her life and remind us all it’s ok not to be ok.


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