Soul: Disney Pixar Movie Adds Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey to Cast

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Pixar Animation Studios’ next big movie will be titled Soul, which now has a summer 2020 release date.

Soul is the title that an upcoming major feature from the Disney-Pixar coalition will brandish. Interestingly, while the hush-hush nature of the film has resulted in next to nothing being known about it, Pixar just did something that seems to telegraph its progress: it gave the film a release date for next year!

Pete Docter serves as director for Soul, bringing a breadth of Pixar experience – primarily as a writer for classics like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., WALL·E, Up and Inside Out – and as a director for the aforementioned Monsters Inc. and Inside Out. Thus, perhaps tellingly, the project has been placed in an ever-reliable set of hands with Docter.

Disney has now provided some first look art of the upcoming project.

Here is everything else we know.

Soul Pixar Cast

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Pixar unveiled some of the cast of upcoming film Soul. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey will lead the cast.

Here is Foxx’s character, Joe Gardner.

And here is Fey’s, known as “Soul 22.”

Also joining the cast as voice actors are Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs. The film will feature original music from Jon Batiste. The Nine Inch Nails crew of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will provide the score.

Soul Pixar Release Date

Soul is officially scheduled to arrive on June 19, 2020.

Pixar made the official announcement (today) upon the would-be one-year mark of said release. This release date also makes Soul the second film that Pixar has scheduled for release in 2020, following the March 6 release of Onward.

Soul Pixar Details

As mentioned, there isn’t much out there about Soul. However, upon the release date announcement, Pixar did provide – in addition to the official logo seen in the article’s main image – a (purposefully vague) logline for the film, which reads:

“Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you…YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.”

While the description seems to hint at some kind of metaphysical, Interstellar-like incursions into time and space, you never quite know what Pixar has up its sleeve.

further reading: Toy Story 4: Christina Hendricks Thinks Creepy Dolls Get a Bad Rap

Docter is also serving as a producer on Soul, joined in that capacity by Dana Murray, an Oscar-nominated producer for 2017 short Lou, who also worked behind-the-scenes for Disney and Pixar in various duties for Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Inside Out, Cars 3 and Pixar’s Oscar-winning 2018 short, Bao.

Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.

Soul logo; Disney-Pixar


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Aug 24, 2019



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