Disney/Pixar released the first teaser for their next animated feature, the musical comedy Soul.
“Soul” introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. Just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be.
“I think Joe is having that crisis that all artists have,” says co-director Kemp Powers. “He’s increasingly feeling like his lifelong dream of being a jazz musician is not going to pan out and he’s asking himself ‘Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing?’ Joe personifies those questions.” Soul features the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey as Joe and 22.
Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” opens in theaters on June 19, 2020.