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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)


Pete Docter (story & screenplay by), Mike Jones (story & screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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

Plot Keywords:

jazz | purpose | soul | lost soul | cat | See All (50) »


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?


Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner) and Daveed Diggs (Paul) have both done voice work in Blue Sky Studios films directed by Carlos Saldanha: Foxx voiced Nico the yellow canary in the Rio duology, whilst Diggs voiced Dos the skinny hedgehog in Ferdinand (2017). See more »


When Joe first lands in the Great Before, and the souls are playing with him, Jerry responds and apologizes for their behavior by saying, "Sorry, new souls. 37, that's enough!" But if 22 is one of the oldest souls in the Great Before, 37 would not be a new soul and would in fact be a very old soul. 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

Produced at Pixar Animations Studios, "and at our homes at least six feet away from each other in the Bay Area." See more »


Spin-off Pixar Popcorn: Soul of the City (2021) See more »


It's All Right
(Duet version)
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Jon Batiste and Celeste
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Adults need to watch this movie
26 December 2020 | by helvin3See all my reviews

This movie was, quite frankly, a wake up call. This is a Pixar film for adults and it comes with an incredibly important message. I loved it and I absolutely want to listen to that message. #Goodatwalking

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Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soul See more »

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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