Pixar To Release 'Soul'-Themed Animated Short on Disney+

Pixar has decided to give us a little more ‘Soul.’

A new Pixar animated short based on ‘Soul’ characters will premiere on April 30 on Disney+.

via THR:

A prequel to the events in Soul, the story follows the skeptical soul 22, voiced by Tina Fey, long before she met Soul protagonist Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx in Soul). For the short, Soul editor Kevin Nolting, who last weekend won both an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award and ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for best edited animated feature, will step into the director’s chair.

“While making Soul, we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie,” said Nolting, a 21-year Pixar vet who also edited the Pete Docter-directed Oscar winners Up and Inside Out. “22 vs. Earth was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.”

In the short, 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. “I think the new souls make the short so fun—the contrast of their pure innocence and delight with the cynical expectations of 22,” said Nolting. “The other new souls are what 22 once was before she took another path—purely innocent, blank slates to be guided by the counselors in their mostly uneventful journey to the earth portal. 22 sees an opening in that and attempts to guide them herself into her way of thinking.”

We’ll definitely be watching!

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