Takes place between New York City and the cosmic realms
Friday, December 25, 2020 (Disney+)
thematic elements and some language PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED
Plot: What's the story about?
Soul introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. “I think Joe is having that crisis that all artists have,” says Powers. “He’s increasingly feeling like his lifelong dream of being a jazz musician is not going to pan out and he’s asking himself ‘Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing?’ Joe personifies those questions.”
In the film, just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be. Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey voices 22. “The comedy comes naturally,” says Murray. “But the subtle emotion that reveals the truth to the characters is really something special.”
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Who stars in Soul: Cast List
Jamie Foxx ... Joe Gardner (voice)
"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "Just Mercy"
Tina Fey ... 22 (voice)
"Megamind" , "This Is Where I Leave You"
Quest Love ... Curly (voice)
Phylicia Rashad ... Libba Gardner (voice)
"Creed III" , "For Colored Girls"
Daveed Diggs ... Paul (voice)
"Wonder" , "Ferdinand"
Graham Norton ... Moonwind (voice)
Rachel House ... Terry (voice)
"Next Goal Wins" , "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
Alice Braga ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
"The Suicide Squad" , "The New Mutants"
Richard Ayoade ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
"The Boxtrolls" , "The Watch"
Angela Bassett ... Dorothea (voice)
"Gunpowder Milkshake" , "Green Lantern"
Who's making Soul: Crew List
Watch: Soul Trailers & Videos
Production: What we know about Soul?
- Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award-nominee Dana Murray, Disney and Pixar's Soul opens in theaters on June 19, 2020. According to Docter, the idea for the story is 23 years in the making. "It started with my son-hes 23 now-but the instant he was born, he already had a personality," says Docter. "Where did that come from? I thought your personality developed through your interaction with the world. And yet, it was pretty clear that we're all born with a very unique, specific sense of who we are".
- March 2020: The film was in Completed status.
- May 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
- October 2015: The film was in Announced status.
Disney has announced an untitled Pixar Animation for June 2020.