Soul is the second Pixar and Disney production due for a 2020 release. Soul, directed by Inside Out’s Pete Docter, features voice work from Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad and Daveed Diggs. The animated feature uses jazz music as the focal point. Like Inside Out, Soul deals with the interworking of the human body.
Middle school teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) performs at a jazz club one night to great success. Unfortunately, an accident occurs that sends his soul to a You Seminar center, a place where souls learn to develop passion before being transported into newborns. Joe must work with some souls in training to try to find his way back to earth. Musician Jon Batiste composed the jazz music for Soul. The animation in this Pixar movie looks phenomenal, with the animators really capturing the spirit of New York and its music scene, and then the You Seminar side looks adorable enough to sell a whole bunch of Soul toys. We’re also excited to hear the music Disney produced for this film. Soul hits theaters on June 19, 2020.