Soul – Beautiful Film Clip – Directors & Writers Pete Docter & Kemp Powers – Producer Dana Murray – Writers Mike Jones & Tina Fey - Jamie Foxx, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs – Pixar Animation Studios – Walt Disney Pictures – Music Trent Reznor
Soul is an American computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is ...
Soul is an American computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers, produced by Dana Murray from a story written by Docter and a screenplay written by Docter, Powers, Mike Jones, and Tina Fey, and stars the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs.
Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, has long dreamed of performing jazz music onstage, and finally gets a chance after impressing other jazz musicians during an opening act at the Half Note Club. However, an untimely accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and transported to the "You Seminar", a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transferred to a newborn child, and Gardner must work with souls in training, such as 22, a soul with a dim view on life after being trapped for years at the You Seminar, in order to return to Earth before it's too late.
The filmmakers animated the souls featured in the film in a "vaporous", "ethereal", and "non physical" way, having based their designs on definitions about souls given to them by various religious and cultural representatives. Docter describe it as "a huge challenge", as the animators are "used to toys, cars, things that are much more substantial and easily referenced", though he felt the animation team "really put some cool stuff together that’s really indicative of those words but also relatable. During the 2019 D23 Expo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were revealed to be composing the film's score, while Jon Batiste will be writing jazz songs for the film. "Overture" by AJR was also featured in the film's trailer. Pixar chose to portray the film's main character as a musician, because they wanted a "profession the audience could root for", and settled for a musician after trying for a scientist, which "[didn't feel] so naturally pure as a musician's life".
Soul will be released on 11-20-2020.