From the talented artists at Pixar Animation Studios who brought you “Inside Out” and “Up” comes a new original story that promises to deliver real “Soul.” The story from Director Pete Docter follows a jazz musician who discovers what it means to have a soul and perhaps get the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
The first official trailer for Pixar’s “Soul” was just released.
If there’s one movie studio I trust to deliver a compelling and emotional story about the core of our existence it’s Pixar. Pete Docter has already shown himself capable of producing similar movies.
I also love the voice casting for “Soul.” Jamie Foxx has shown he is a talented musician and actor and Tina Fey knows how to bring the funny.
Lastly, let’s not overlook the music. With a score by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”) and Jon Batiste (of Stay Human and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) writing original jazz music for the film, we expect the movie to be a treat for the ears.
We also have our first look at the new poster for Pixar’s “Soul”:
After “Onward,” “Soul” is the second Pixar movie to be released in 2020. That’s a bit unusual, but given how beautiful the story is, a welcome gift.
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About Pixar’s “Soul”
Joe Gardner is 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, 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.
Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Daveed Diggs, “Soul” is 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 (Pixar short “Lou”).
Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste (will be writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, will compose an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds.
Pixar’s all-new original feature film “Soul” opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2020.