Pixar’s upcoming animated movie “Soul” has released a new trailer.
The one-minute teaser shows a typical day in the life of Joe, the lead character voiced by Jamie Foxx, who is a high school band master.
“Music is life. You just need to know where to look,” says Joe in the trailer. “Spend your precious hours doing what will make you see your true self: the brilliant and passionate person who is ready to contribute something significant in this world. Get ready, your life is about to start. “
Joe dreams of being a jazz performer, but before he gets his big break, an unexpected accident causes his soul to separate from his body. He is then transported to The Great Before, a fantastic place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before going to Earth. There, he joins a soulmate named 22 (voiced by Tina Fey). The couple work together to return Joe’s soul to his body on Earth before it is too late.
“Soul” filmmakers, including director Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray, partnered with American anthropologist and educator Dr. Johnnetta Cole and world-renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste to offer this preview of the film as part of the Essence Festival of Culture during a virtual panel.
The trailer also features the song “Parting Ways”, which was written, produced, and performed by Cody Chesnutt. Both Dr. Cole and Batiste, who lent their expertise to jazz arrangements and compositions in “Soul,” served as cultural consultants on the film.
After its original June release date was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, “Soul” will be released on November 20.
Watch the trailer preview below.