New ‘Soul’ Trailer: Life & Death in Pixar’s Next Emotional Wallop

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The official full-length trailer has arrived for Disney•Pixar‘s upcoming film Soul, and yes, they’re promising to have us reaching for the tissues again.

Jamie Foxx is the voice of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher who, on the best day of his life, takes the wrong step and finds himself at The Great Before – where new souls receive their personalities and unique traits before going to Earth. In an attempt to return to his body, he teams up a precocious soul named 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), who’s never seen the appeal of being a human.

It certainly reminds of Pixar’s emotional hit Inside Out, which was directed and co-written by Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.). Yeah, the guy behind both Up and Inside Out, this time making a film directly tackling the themes of life and death. Sigh, I’m gonna be sobbing uncomfortably during this one – and I can’t wait.

Also featuring the voices of Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, and Daveed Diggs, Soul is to hit Australian cinemas on June 18 and U.S. cinemas on June 19. That being said, more and more film release dates are being affected by the Coronavirus, so we’ll see if those dates stick.

Official synopsis for Soul:

Joe Gardner is 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. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

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