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Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his.
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Soul is an upcoming American 3D computer animated science fantasy musical comedy adventure film produced by Pixar set to be released on November 20, 2020. The film will be directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers, and produced by Dana Murray as Pixar's 23rd feature film.

Synopsis

Joe Gardner is a middle school band teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth before he dies and before his enemy Paul attempts to steal Joe's dream from him.[1]

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Trivia

  • With this movie being released in limited theaters, this is the first Disney animated movie to be released in theaters since Onward.
  • This will be the first Pixar film to have an African-American as the leading character as opposed to a supporting/secondary role for their previous films.
  • Pete Docter's first directorial effort without any involvement from John Lasseter, following his departure as CEO of all of Disney's Animation Areas.
  • Pete Docter's first Pixar movie to be produced in the 2.39:1 "scope" aspect ratio, unlike his previous films Monsters, Inc. (2001), Up (2009), and Inside Out (2015), which were produced in the taller 1.85:1 ratio.
  • This will be the third time that Pixar releases a second film in the same year, after 2015's Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur and 2017's Cars 3 and Coco.
  • This will be the first film to have Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross compose music for a Pixar film while this will be the second film to be a musical with Jon Batiste providing the songs, the first being Coco.
    • Thus, it is also the third Pixar film to have it music score composed by two composers after The Good Dinosaur and Onward (both of which are composed by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna).
  • This is the first Pixar film that Pete Docter directed where Michael Giacchino doesn't do the score since 2001's Monsters, Inc., which was done by Randy Newman.
  • This is Pete Docter's first film to be produced in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, as his previous films were in the 1.85:1 ratio.
  • Tina Fey collaborated with Amy Poehler, who voiced Joy in Inside Out, which was also directed by Pete Docter.
  • The Chinese take-out box that appeared on the stock marker's desk is the same one that appeared in previous Pixar films like A Bug's Life, Ratatouille, and Inside Out.
  • A broccoli pizza from Inside Out appeared among the pizzas when Joe tries to show 22 the joys of life.
  • Coincidentally this is Pixar's 23rd feature and, according to Pete Docter, the story was born out of the fact that even his now 23-year-old son had personality even as a baby.

Release

Soul was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on June 19, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed to November 20, 2020. This slot replaced Disney Animation’s film Raya and the Last Dragon, whose release was delayed to March 12, 2021. On June 3, 2020, Soul was selected as part of the line-up for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.

On September 15, 2020, Variety reported that Disney was considering releasing the film on Disney+, though a Disney insider disputed the claim. On September 17, Soul was selected as part of the line-up for the Rome Film Festival, as the opening film on October 15, 2020. On September 23, amid a shuffle of release date changes from Disney, the studio announced that the film will stay theatrical on November 20.

A new 2D animated short film from Pixar's "SparkShorts" titled Burrow will appear before the film in theatres.

Marketing

  • The teaser trailer was released on November 7, 2019.
  • The first trailer was released on March 12, 2020.
  • The Japan trailer was released on July 27, 2020.

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Joe Gardner22 • Curly • Mrs. Gardner • Paul • Dorothea Williams • Connie
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