In Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx), a middle-school band teacher in New York City, makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. There, he meets Terry (voice of Rachel House), who is charged with the singular duty of keeping track of the entrants to The Great Beyond. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey) to show her what’s great about living. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award® nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a., “Soul” will debut exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) on December 25, 2020. ©2020 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.
This Christmas get ready for the next Disney & Pixar film Soul. In this feature film, we are introduced to Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher who is very passionate about jazz music. He is voiced by the talented Jaime Foxx. Due to the current global situation, Soul will be available exclusively on Disney+ on December 25th, 2020. Today a new trailer was released by Disney+ that you can check out above.
Foxx commented about his experience with jazz music. “Like Joe, I hear music in everything,” said Foxx. “When you’re a jazz artist, man, you talk a little different: ‘Hey, cat!’ I got a chance to go to a few jazz fests and meet Herbie Hancock, Chick Correa—hang out with those guys. They have a way of talking, a way of dressing—everything funnels toward their music, toward the jazz.”
The director for the film, Pete Docter also commented about what this film means to him. “I’ve been so lucky to work with some incredible people and make movies that have been seen around the world,” he said. “But I realized that as wonderful as these projects are, there’s more to living than a singular passion—as expressive and fulfilling as that may be. Sometimes the small insignificant things are what it’s really about. This film is about broadening the idea of a singular focus to thinking more widely about what life has to offer and what we have to offer life.”
By the looks of it, we are going to have another Pixar film that will no doubt bring the waterworks for audiences. The biggest difference this time around is that we will all be doing it from home. So as we open our Christmas gifts with our families and enjoy the home cooking, let some jazz into your life with Soul.
Disney & Pixar’s Soul hits Disney+ on December 25th, 2020.
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