Soul Movie

Life is full of possibilities, you just have to know where to look.

Soul movie poster

Takes place between New York City and the cosmic realms

Who's Involved:

Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Rachel House, Phylicia Rashad, Mike Jones, Dana Murray, Tina Fey, Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Quest Love, Graham Norton

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2020 (Disney+)

thematic elements and some language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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

... Joe Gardner (voice)

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "Rio 2"  

... 22 (voice)

"Megamind" , "This Is Where I Leave You"  

... Curly (voice)


... Libba Gardner (voice)

"Creed III" , "Creed"  

... Paul (voice)

"Ferdinand" , "The Starling"  

... Moonwind (voice)


... Terry (voice)

"Penguin Bloom" , "Ellie and Abbie"  

... Counselor Jerry (voice)

"The Suicide Squad" , "Elysium"  

... Counselor Jerry (voice)

"The Watch" , "The Boxtrolls"  

... Dorothea (voice)

"Gunpowder Milkshake" , "Black Panther"  

Who's making Soul: Crew List

A look at the Soul behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Pete Docter last directed Inside Out and Up. The film's writer Pete Docter last wrote Monsters, Inc. 3D.


Pete Docter


Dana Murray

Production Company

Pixar Animation Studios

Production: What we know about Soul?

Key Facts

  1. 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".

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. October 2015: The film was in Announced status.
  4. Disney has announced an untitled Pixar Animation for June 2020.

Soul Release Date: When was the film released?

Soul was released in 2020 on Friday, December 25, 2020 (Disney+ release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Pinocchio, Promising Young Woman and Wonder Woman 1984.

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