Latest Pixar Film Beats ‘Mandalorian’ For Top Streaming Spot

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The Mandalorian has taken the world by storm with its second season concluding on Disney+ in December 2020. Fans have been following along with Din Djarin and Grogu’s story ever since the show debuted in 2019, but despite the growing popularity, The Mandalorian still isn’t always the top streaming program.

In fact, according to Nielsen, the latest top streaming program is the new Disney-Pixar film, Soul, which ended up going to Disney+ on Christmas Day instead of hitting the movie theaters due to the current pandemic.

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Related: ‘The Mandalorian’ Was NOT the Top Streaming Program Last Month

Nielsen has just released its top ten streaming programs for the week of December 21 through December 27, and the Star Wars Disney+ series is not number one. In fact, it’s not even in the top three.

As you can see in the screenshot below, according to Nielsen’s latest analysis, Disney Pixar’s Soul, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, topped the streaming charts, beating out other programs such as The Office, Bridgerton, and the Star Wars hit series, The Mandalorian.

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Credit: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Soul also beat out the Christmas films, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Christmas Chronicles 2, as well as other popular series like Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds, during the holiday week.

More on The Mandalorian and Disney+’s Future With Star Wars

Both Season 1 and Season 2 of The Mandalorian are currently available on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 3 has been confirmed but a release date has not yet been confirmed as Season 3 was recently missing from the 2021 line-up.

And, on top of a third season of The Mandalorian, Disney+ is also bringing fans several other Star Wars-themed series to the streaming service including The Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fettand Obi-Wan show, and more. For a full list of what Star Wars series is coming to Disney+, visit our website here.

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Credit: Disney-Pixar

More on Pixar’s Soul

As for the number one streaming program, Disney Pixar’s Soul, this film hit Disney+ on Christmas Day after having a theatrical release delay due to the pandemic. The official description of the film reads:

What is it that makes you…YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).

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Are you surprised to see Disney Pixar’s Soul beat out the Star Wars phenomenon The Mandalorian? Let us know in the comments below.

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