"Soul" is a 2020 American computer-animated film directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers.
The starring cast includes Jamie Foxx as Joe Gardner, Tina Fey as 22, Graham Norton as Moonwind, Rachel House as Terry, Phylicia Rashad as Libba Gardner, Donnell Rawlings as Dez, Questlove as Lamont "Curley" Baker, Angela Bassett as Dorothea Williams, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade and others.

Here are "Soul" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Soul movie?

Pixar on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 released the trailer for "Soul" you can watch here:
Disney and Pixar's Soul | Official Trailer 2 | Disney+.

Plot summary

What is Soul movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Soul" movie plot summary.

Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a pianist and middle school music teacher living in New York City, dreams of playing jazz professionally. His mother Libba (Phylicia Rashad) insists that he make his teaching job full time, fearing for his financial security. One day, Joe learns of an opening in the band of jazz legend Dorothea Williams (Angela Bassett) and auditions at a music club. Impressed with Joe's piano playing, Dorothea hires him for that night's show. As Joe heads off, his excitement distracts him, and he falls down a manhole.
Joe finds himself as a soul heading into the "Great Beyond". Unwilling to die, he tries to escape but ends up in the "Great Before", where counselors - all named Jerry - prepare unborn souls for life with the help of mentor souls. Each soul has a badge which grants passage to Earth once it is completely filled out with personality traits. Mistaken for a mentor, Joe is assigned to train 22 (Tina Fey), a cynical soul who has always lived in the Great Before and desires avoiding Earth. Discovering that Joe is in a coma at a hospital, 22 agrees to let him help find her "spark" to complete her badge and then give it to him so that he can return home. After Joe fails to find 22 a passion, they visit "the zone", a place that souls can enter when their passions create a euphoric trance, but which can also become a trap for obsessed lost souls. They come across Moonwind (Graham Norton), the captain of a galleon bearing a troupe of hippie mystics, who help Joe locate his body on Earth.
Joe returns to Earth but accidentally carries 22, resulting in the two souls respectively entering the bodies of a therapy cat and Joe himself. They find Moonwind (at his day-job as a sign twirler), who agrees to meet them later at the jazz club to restore Joe to his body. In the meantime, 22 settles into Joe's body and enjoys small moments while interacting with Joe's peers. She holds poignant conversations with Connie (Cora Champommier), a student who wants to quit the school band but changes her mind after performing a trombone solo; Dez (Donnell Rawlings), who wanted to become a veterinarian but now enjoys being a barber; and Libba, who finally accepts Joe's passion for music. Meanwhile, Terry (Rachel House), an obsessive accountant who tallies souls headed to the Great Beyond, discovers that Joe is missing, and heads to Earth in order to send him to the Great Beyond and restore the count.


Who plays who in the Soul movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Soul" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jamie Foxx  as Joe Gardner a passionate jazz pianist and music teacher whose soul gets separated from his body after an open manhole accident
Tina Fey  as 22 a soul with a dim view of life, trapped in the Great Before
Graham Norton  as Moonwind a spiritual sign twirler
Rachel House  as Terry a soul counter in the Great Beyond
Phylicia Rashad  as Libba Gardner Joe's mother
Donnell Rawlings  as Dez Joe's barber
Questlove  as Lamont "Curley" Baker a drummer in Dorothea Williams' band and a former student of Joe's
Angela Bassett  as Dorothea Williams a respected jazz musician and saxophone player
Alice Braga  as Counselor Jerry
Richard Ayoade  as Counselor Jerry
Cora Champommier  as Connie
Margo Hall  as Melba
Daveed Diggs  as Paul
Rhodessa Jones  as Lulu
Wes Studi  as Counselor Jerry
Sakina Jaffrey  as Doctor
Fortune Feimster  as Counselor Jerry
Calum Grant  as Hedge Fund Manager
Laura Mooney  as Therapy Cat Lady
Peggy Flood  as Marge
Zenobia Shroff  as Counselor Jerry
June Squibb  as Gerel
Ochuwa Oghie  as Dancerstar
Jeannie Tirado  as Principal Arroyo
Cathy Cavadini  as Dreamerwind (as Catherine Cavadini)
Dorian Lockett  as Dorian
Doris Burke  as Basketball Announcer
Ronnie Del Carmen  as Windstar
Esther Chae  as Miho (as Esther K. Chae)
Elisapie Isaac  as Miali
Marcus Shelby  as Ray Gardner
Ulka Simone Mohanty  as Mother Teresa

Release date

When is Soul movie release date?

"Soul" movie release date was scheduled to be on October 11, 2020 (BFI Fest, BFI London Film Festival) and on December 25, 2020 (United States, Germany, People's Republic of China, Taiwan) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, HKC Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are Soul filming details?

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $150 million+, the film grossed over $119.3 million.

"Soul" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Soul movie?

"Soul" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 95/100.

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