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Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios released a fantasy comedy, animation drama film, called “Soul”, on Disney+ on December 25, 2020. This is Pixar’s 23rd feature picture, produced by Dana Murray and directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers. Soul is another must-watch animation drama film from Pixar.

Soul Trailer


The animation drama film won the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score awards at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
93rd Academy Awards and 74th British Academy Film Awards nominated it for Best Sound and Best Animated Feature.
There were 10 nominees for the Annie Awards and 7 wins, including Best Animated Film.
The American Film Institute ranked it one of the top ten films of the year.


Educator Joe Gardner has a passion for jazz music and teaches middle school band. An accident separates his soul from his body after a successful performance at the Half Note Club.
And he is transferred to The Great Before, the realm where all souls travel before being reincarnated as newborn babies, or transported to The Great Beyond.
A soul-counter named Terry is trying to return Joe back to the Great Before by enlisting the support of the other soul-in-training like 22, a soul who has spent eons in The You Seminar.

soul jazzSource: IMDB

Joe must recruit the help of 22 and the other souls in training to make it back to the Land of Living before he dies.

Fandom & Criticism

Soul has a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 339 reviews, with an average rating of 8.30/10.
In the opinion of the site’s critics, Soul is an animation film as wonderful to think as it is gorgeous to behold. This is based on Metacritic’s analysis of 55 reviews, which came up with an average score of 83 out of 100.


Source: IMDB

Deadline Hollywood’s Joe Utichi praised the picture: In the end, it is an emotional animation film that comes from a real place of curiosity.

“Its combination of competence, feeling, and inspiration is summed up in the title” observed A.O. Scott of The New York Times.
Variety’s Peter Debruge felt the animation drama film’s message was too mature for children, but concluded that it “all blends together beautifully, a marriage of Pixar’s square, safe and feel-good sensibility with what could be described as the “real world”


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