soul Archives

Dear Disney: Give Turning Red, Soul & Luca Limited Theatrical Releases
Most of these were "years after the fact" sequels or live-action remakes, but Pixar's Soul was sent straight to Disney+ at the end of 2020, followed by two more Pixar movies going to Disney+, Luca in June of 2021 and Turning Red in March 2022 As of this month, it has been two years since we've[...]
Disney Debuts Soul Short Film 22 Vs Earth Trailer & Poster
Soul won two Academy Awards at this past Sunday's awards ceremony, Best Animated Feature and Best Score, and this Friday, a new animated short, 22 Vs Earth will debut on Disney+ Tina Fey returns to voice 22, and Soul editor Kevin Nolting is the director of the short." While making Soul, we talked about the why of a new soul[...]
Soul Review: Pixar Hits It Out of the Freaking Park Yet Again
Pixar's Soul, nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Animated Film this Sunday, is getting a new animated short for Disney+ Titled 22 Vs Earth and debuting April 30th, the short will focus on 22 (voiced again by Tina Fey) and how 22 enlists five others in a sort of rebellion not to go down[...]
Wonder Woman 1984: The Reason Diana Didn't Use [SPOILERS]
Soul continues to do well in international markets and even looks to pass Finding Dory in China This isn't that surprising since Soul seemed to be on a similar track as Coco in that it opened soft and then kept gaining steam as more and more people talking about how good it is[...]
Wonder Woman 1984 Snags $5.5M in its 2nd Weekend, Soul Soars in China
| Soul Poster Credit: Disney/Pixar These numbers are interesting because it does show a drop from the opening weekend The thing that HBO Max could really hurt for blockbusters is repeat viewings While the theatrical experience is great it's not something that everyone wants to experience every single time they see a movie For some, seeing[...]
What It Was Like Bringing an Authentic Feeling to Joe in Soul
However, there is one trope that the movie does fall into but to get into it, we need to talk about the mid-movie twist that has largely gone unspoiled by the marketing, so if you don't want to know what the middle section of Soul looks like don't read beyond this picture of Joe enjoying[...]
Disney+ and HBO Max App Downloads Surge the Over Christmas Weekend
Their respective decisions to put Soul and Wonder Woman 1984 on their streaming services for no extra charge were tests to see how that model would work Some of the numbers are in, so let's look at how it worked out for both companies. Holiday Numbers for Disney+ and HBO Max First, let's do Disney+[...]
[SPOILERS] Pixar Toyed With a Much Darker Ending for Soul
There are some things that are a little much, and there was one joke, in particular, that was cut from Soul for being too dark and obscure We have some MINOR SPOILERS for the movie's first act, but it's not anything major However, if you don't want to know, please don't read beyond this picture of[...]
[SPOILERS] Pixar Toyed With a Much Darker Ending for Soul
With Soul there was a good chance that Pixar was going to explore some more deep and dark themes because we're quite literally talking about death This whole movie is about the idea of dying unfulfilled and with unfinished business There were a bunch of ways that this ending could have gone, and Pixar toyed with[...]
WW84 Hits $85M Worldwide While Soul Debuts to Strong Word of Mouth
The movie opened massive in Australia, which has a much better handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, where it actually came in higher than the original movie. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers, and produced by Academy Award® nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a., "Soul" will debut exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available)[...]
Soul Review: Pixar Hits It Out of the Freaking Park Yet Again
Foxx is voicing Joe Gardner in the upcoming Soul from Pixar, so apparently, he's finally made it in the eyes of his kids; so well done, Mr Foxx Pixar and Disney hosted a global virtual press conference, and Foxx told the story of how his daughter thoroughly roasted him and what it means to take[...]
Soul: Director Pete Docter Talks Jamie Foxx's Boundless Energy
The ones that can do both tend to be amazing, and Jame Foxx is very much one of those actors. Soul director Pete Docter was asked during the virtual global press conference what it was like working with Foxx, and he cited an anecdote about another Pixar veteran. I remember Tom Hanks saying that he felt that voice[...]
How Kid Screenings Impacted the Story of Soul
In the case of Soul and Fey being brought on to voice 22, a soul that doesn't want to go down to Earth to live, she was curious to see what the legendary Pixar works from the inside During the virtual global press conference, Fey was asked about what it was like to work with[...]
Soul: Kemp Powers Talks About the Importance of the Cultural Trust
Pixar is taking steps in the right direction with Coco and now Soul, which is one of the rare times that black women specifically are shown on screen We got to attend the global virtual press conference for Soul, and Angela Bassett and Phylicia Rashad, who voice jazz musician Dorthea and Joe's mother Libba, respectively, were asked about portraying[...]
Soul Review: Pixar Hits It Out of the Freaking Park Yet Again
Soul is yet another homerun not just for director Pete Docter, who is almost scary good at this point, but also one of Pixar's best. Director: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers Summary:  A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an[...]