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A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Possibly coincidental, but the therapy woman's face resembles that of Captain Gutt from Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) (bearing in mind that Disney now own much of the pre-Disney 20th Century Fox back catalog, including the Ice Age franchise.) See more »


When Joe first arrives in the Great Before, a New Soul bites him and he says "Ow!" Later, 22 tells Joe there is no sense of touch in the Great Before, and proceeds to slap him in the face several times without hurting him. However, Joe's reaction may have been purely instinctual. 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 Walt Disney Pictures orchestral version of "When You Wish Upon A Star" is played by the middle school jazz band, leading into the opening scene, and is somewhat off-key. See more »


References Lineman (1972) See more »


Parting Ways
Written, Produced & Performed by Cody ChesnuTT
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User Reviews

Another Pixar's classic
25 December 2020 | by nigel-arifinSee all my reviews

It's another Pixar's classic, Pete Docter is able to bring another Pixar's classic on to the table. This movie reaches a standard of what Pixar's movie should be, and it definitely will win 2021 best animated features Oscar.

Personally, I like that Soul has constant comedy bit from beginning till the end. Big props to all animators and artists working on this project, the character designs are very unique and I've never seen New York city so alive and as detailed as in this movie.

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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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