Disney’s “Frozen 2” is just about ready to hit theaters, and Pixar is already teasing its next big release called “Soul.” Academy Award-winner Pete Docter directed the movie with Kemp Powers, and Academy Award-nominee Dana Murray served as producer on the project. “Soul” is one of Disney’s big 2020 summer releases, and the movie is scheduled to release on June 19th. In the film, Jamie Foxx voices Joe and Tina Fey voices 22.
Disney description reads, “Soul introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz.” The studio continued, “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 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.”
“The comedy comes naturally,” says Murray. “But the subtle emotion that reveals the truth to the characters is really something special.”
“Frozen 2” is the next Disney movie on the release schedule, scheduled to premiere on November 22nd. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee directed the sequel for the studio, and the film features the voice talents of Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel. “Frozen 2” will have to battle several other releases at the box office. The movie is opening against “21 Bridges” with Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, and J.K. Simmons, and the Mr. Rodgers biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks. The weekend prior to “Frozen 2” is the release of “All Rise,” the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, “Ford v. Ferrari,” and “The Good Liar,” and the animated-comedy will have to battle “Knives Out” and “Queen & Slim” the following week.
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