“Soul” is one of the most anticipated Disney / Pixar films and will be arriving in the Disney + catalog soon. Now, in an interview with ComicBook.com, directors Pete Docter and Dana Murray have revealed to audiences the biggest challenge behind animation: the story.
“The story. It was really an impossible story. Our schedule was shortened by a whole year, so we felt the expectations were very high every time we showed the recordings. It was very intense.”
The film will be the studio’s first to release direct to streaming on December 25. The plot explores the spiritual world in an exciting way and through music.
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In the plot, Joe Garner is a high school music teacher who dreamed of becoming a jazz musician and eventually got the chance to impress other musicians during an open rehearsal at the Half Note Club. However, an accident causes your soul to be separated from your body and transported to “You Seminary,” a center where souls develop and acquire passions before being transported to a newborn baby. Joe has to work with soul-in-training, like 22-year-old, a soul with a dark outlook on life after being imprisoned for years at You Seminar, in order to return to Earth.
Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead the main cast, bringing Professor Joe Gardner and the soul known as 22 to life, respectively. Questlove, Daveed Diggs and Phylicia Rashad also lend their voices for the feature film.
Additionally, the film will be primarily music driven, bringing names like Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Baptiste to an original soundtrack with strong ties to jazz.
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