“So what do you want to be remembered for?”
Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award-nominee Dana Murray, the idea for Soul ws 23 years in the making. “It started with my son—he’s 23 now—but the instant he was born, he already had a personality,” says Docter. “Where did that come from? I thought your personality developed through your interaction with the world. And yet, it was pretty clear that we’re all born with a very unique, specific sense of who we are.”
In the film, just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22 (Emmy winner Tina Fey).
The film also features the voices of Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Daveed Diggs.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar will release Soul in theaters on June 19, 2020.