Pixar Releases Trailer For Their First Black Protagonist Film "Soul"

November 7, 2019

 

Walt Disney has dropped a trailer for Pixar’s newest film “Soul”. Pixar chief creative officer Pete Docter promises that this piece will complement his Oscar winning move “Inside Out.” Docter is known for his hit movies, “Monsters Inc”, “Up” and “Inside Out.” Dana Murray will produce and Kemp Powers will serve as co-director and co-screenwriter.

 

The upcoming film will be about a middle school music teacher who dreams of being a jazz performer according to Variety. Soul will feature Joe, Pixar’s first black protagonist role, voiced by Jaime Foxx. Foxx will also be accompanied by an amazing cast featuring, Tina Fey, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs. With musical compositions from Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross the audience will definitely have a soulful connection with Jazz music after watching the film. 

 

“We talked to a lot of folks that represented religious traditions and cultural traditions and [asked], ‘What do you think a soul is?'” says Docter, who now heads Pixar. “All of them said ‘vaporous’ and ‘ethereal’ and ‘non-physical.’ We were like, ‘Great! How do we do this?’ We’re used to toys, cars, things that are much more substantial and easily referenced. This was a huge challenge, but I gotta say, I think the team really put some cool stuff together that’s really indicative of those words but also relatable (Via Entertainment Weekly).  

 

Everyone should ask themselves: What would you like to be remembered for on earth? 

 

The film is expected to hit theaters June 19, 2020. In the mean time, enjoy the trailer below: 

 

 

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