Disney and Pixar announce an exclusive filmmaker panel for “Soul”

Disney and Pixar team up with S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect, We Are Parable, The British Blacklist and The New Black Film Collective ahead of the release of SOUL in UK cinemas later this year (November 2020) as part of the second annual S.O.U.L. (Screening Our Unseen Lives) Fest.

This Friday, 14th August, in a festival exclusive, filmmakers Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, producer Dana Murray and more will discuss the process of making SOUL and the progress of diverse representation in animation.

The panel discussion will launch for free on BFI YouTube Friday 14th August at 7pm and will also feature on SOUL’s YouTube channel.

Check out a clip below!

What is it that makes you…YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – 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 (voice of Tina Fey), 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.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up), co-directed by Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short Lou).  

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