Pixar would subsequently launch two movies in the identical 12 months twice extra, however the outcomes of how properly they did might by no means be identified. You had “Onward” launch on March 6, 2020, which was the primary time a Pixar movie got here out that early within the 12 months. It wasn’t poised to make an enormous splash, however we’ll by no means actually know since you eagle-eyed readers might understand it got here out only a few days earlier than your complete world shut down due to COVID-19. Then, on Christmas Day, amid the pandemic, they dropped “Soul” on Disney+, which all of us thought could be a one-off launch as a result of theaters weren’t open. Besides, on June 21, 2021, their common launch spot, they put out “Luca.” However not in theaters. That, too, makes its means on to Disney+.
2022 noticed them launch two movies but once more, with the primary being “Turning Purple” attempting out the identical March slot “Onward” did. It was set to be launched in theaters. I noticed the trailer for it so many instances earlier than different motion pictures. However the unfold of the Omicron variant despatched Disney into panic mode and so they simply determined to maneuver it over to Disney+ as soon as once more. All of those motion pictures had been well-received, however we solely have a tough thought of how many individuals watched them and whether or not they made any form of an affect. It began to look like Pixar was only a streaming firm now and no one wanted to go away their homes for his or her newest.
They lastly launched “Lightyear” in theaters on June 17, 2022, and it fully tanked. Was “Turning Purple” sufficient of a Pixar repair for folks, or did they only wish to wait till “Lightyear” was on Disney+? We’ll by no means actually know. What we do know is Pixar is in a tricky spot proper now.