Ever wondered what happens in the afterlife — or even before life itself? This Christmas, Disney Pixar gives you their take on all this in their newest film called “Soul.”
An existential cartoon meant to hit us right in the feels, “Soul” tells the story of a middle-school music teacher (voiced by Jamie Foxx) whose dream is to become a jazz performer. Things seem to be going well for him, but moments before his big break, he gets into an accident. This causes his soul to be separated from his body.
But that’s not all. En route to a bright white space (presumably heaven), he falls into an alternate space — the Great Before. Together with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), they go on a journey to return his soul back to his body on earth before it’s too late.
“Soul” is directed by Pete Docter, who was also responsible for movies like “Inside Out“, “Monsters Inc.”, and “Up”. Joining him is co-director Kemp Powers, who in turn, was known for his play “One Night in Miami.” Initially, “Soul” was scheduled to be released last June, but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The world can be an exhausting and frustrating place – but it’s also full of unexpected joys, even in seemingly mundane things,” said Docter in a statement. “‘Soul’ investigates what’s really important in our lives, a question we’re all asking these days. I hope it will bring some humor and fun to people at a time when everyone can surely use that.”
Watch the trailer here:
Are you looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out?
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