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After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.


Pete Docter, Kemp Powers (co-director)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Joe (voice)
Tina Fey ... 22 (voice)
Graham Norton ... Moonwind (voice)
Rachel House ... Terry (voice)
Alice Braga ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
Richard Ayoade ... Counselor Jerry (voice)
Phylicia Rashad ... Libba (voice)
Donnell Rawlings ... Dez (voice)
Questlove ... Curley (voice) (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson a.k.a. Questlove)
Angela Bassett ... Dorothea (voice)
Cora Champommier ... Connie (voice)
Margo Hall ... Melba (voice)
Daveed Diggs ... Paul (voice)
Rhodessa Jones Rhodessa Jones ... Lulu (voice)
Wes Studi ... Counselor Jerry (voice)

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Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Curly (Questlove) is seen playing with the signature drumsticks made by Questlove and Vic Firth. See more »


It is not explained how Joe can get in The Zone and consciously leave his body to go talk to Moonwind. If this were possible, the others shown to be in The Zone would also be aware of this new world they had never seen before and certainly lose their concentration right away. See more »


[first lines]
Joe: All right, let's try something else.
[tapping stick]
Joe: Uh, from the top. Ready. One, two, three.
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Crazy Credits

The Pixar 'Production Babies' list is titled "Recent You Seminar graduates." See more »


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We Get Along
Written by Joe Crispiano (as Joseph Crispiano), David Guy (as David Anthony Guy), Sharon Jones, Catherine Orchard, Bosco Mann (as Gabriel Roth), Homer Steinweiss
Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Courtesy of Daptone Records
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Soul might be Pixar's most grown up film yet.
25 December 2020 | by black-wolf-riseSee all my reviews

While I found myself thoroughly engrossed while watching this movie a funny thing happened around the half way point. I realized I hadn't laughed once. Sure I had smiled a few times at the low key humor but never was a joke thrown in my face that seemed like it was just thrown in there to make sure the film didn't lose the kiddos. Admittedly Pixar doesn't usually go out of its way to ensure kids laughing every second but this film REALLY doesn't have that on it's mind.

This is a lovely story about a grown man discovering his true gifts in life and it left a big smile on my face. A very sweet and inventive film that will hopefully leave most of us adults with something to think about when the credits role.

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Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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