Soul 2020

Soul 2020 Movie Review, Plot, Cast and Trailer


Soul 2020 is an American upcoming animated fantasy-comedy movie, the movie is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and also Pixar Animation Studios. The distribution of Soul is made by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Soul 2020Pete Docter wrote and directed the movie, while Kemp Powers co-wrote and co-directed it. Soul’s voice stars Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Questlove, Daveed Diggs, and Angela Bassett.

Soul 2020 Plot

A middle school music teacher, Joe Gardner, has for a long time dreamed of performing on stage Jazz Music, and by doing that he also wants to impress other Jazz musicians when he performs at the opening of the Half Note Club.


However, he was struck by an untimely accident that took Gardner’s soul away from his body and started moving to The Great Beyond.

Gardner had to escape to the Great Before instead of going to the Great Beyond. Great Before is a world where souls can develop quirks, personalities, and traits before they can be sent back to Earth.

In the Great Before, Gardener must work with other souls in training, he worked with souls like 22. 22 is a soul that has a dim view on the concept of life, so Gardner had to work well in order to go back to Earth before his body dies finally.

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Soul 2020 Cast.

  • Jamie Foxx Joe Gardner, he is a passionate music teacher who had an accident and his soul got separated from his body.
  • Tina Fey as 22, a soul trapped at Great Beyond, that Joe Gardner had to work with to return to Earth.
  • Questlove as Curly, a drummer in Joe’s band.
  • Phylicia Rashad as Joe’s mother.
  • Daveed Diggs as Paul, Joe’s neighborhood nemesis.
  • Angela Bassett as Dorothea Williams


  • Directed by Pete Docter
  • Produced by Dana Murray
  • Screenplay by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers, Tina Fey.
  • Story by Pete Docter
  • Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett
  • Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Production company Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Release date June 19, 2020 (United States)
  • Country United States
  • Language English


The news of Pete Docter, head of Pixar. Working on a new movie was announced in January 2016.

It was also announced in June 2018. That Docter despite the fact he was appointed as the new Chief Creative Officer at Pixar after John Lasseter left, was working on completing his movie.

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The soul was announced in June 2019, by Pixar with Docter as the director and Dana Murray the producer. The synopsis of the movie was later released on Twitter about a cosmic journey in New York City.

Murray claimed the movie will take audiences and fans to another world where no one has been before, though for a long time.

Moreover, Kemp Powers the co-writer and also co-director said, the movie is completely different from other Docter’s previous movies. He also said the movie will be questioned and answered in a fun way. Tina Fey contributed as she wrote her character’s lines.

Pixar chose to make the major character of the movie as a musician. Because they know the audience would root for a profession like that.


However, they settled for a musician after they tried using a scientist, which did not feel so pure compare to a musician’s life. Meanwhile, Docter described Soul to be an exploration of what life is to be focused on. The things that matter at the end of the day.

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