What is it that makes you…YOU? This Christmas Day, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.
Like Joe many us explore life through a lens of determination and most importantly trying to answer questions around purpose, needs, and wants. Soul was an eye opener for me and also allowed me break my fear around some difficult conversation. In the film Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living. Sometimes we need those special moments to allows to see how important it is to live life to the fullest and enjoy it despite some difficulties.
I know this film was slated for a June 2020 release, but I believe the messages in the movie are right on time. I found the movie Soul to be uplifting. I loved animation and soundtrack that played at different times in the movie. In the black culture we must teach our children early without an option of holding back on things because the world were surround by Soul will allow you to soften some of those conversations. This holiday weekend takes sometime with your family and enjoy the movie Soul.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”), Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is streaming exclusively December 25, 2020 on Disney+.