Pixar second release the year, ‘Soul’, due to be out later this year, depicts how souls get their personalities through the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, and more.
Jamie Foxx voices lead character, Joe Gardner, who is set to play at the most popular jazz club in the city. He takes to a phone call to share his amazing news and has an abrupt fall down a New York City sewer to The Great Before.
In the wonderful world of The Great Before are souls that haven’t reached Earth yet. Their purpose is to gain their personalities, interests, and quirks before taking their human form on Earth.
Joe isn’t ready to let go of his human life and teams up with a soul named 22, voiced by Tina Fey, who never understood what’s so great about living as a human. The pair take viewers on a journey in an effort to get Joe back to his human body and along the way teach valuable lessons about life’s greatest questions.
The song “Parting Ways”, featured in the sneak peak, was written, produced, and performed by Cody ChesnuTT. ChesnuTT is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and his music carries the sounds of R&B and Soul. He describes the film as a “story about the journey of fulfilling one’s divine purpose in life” [@codychesnutt TWITTER. June 28, 2020].
“Soul” is directed by Academy Award Winner Pete Docter, who has also directed “Inside Out” and “Up”. The long anticipated film is set to his U.S. theaters November 20, 2020.
Catch the official sneak peak/trailer below: