Pixar Does It Again

A review of the studio’s newest film, Soul.

Pixar Does It Again

Disney launched its new movie Soul on December 5th, 2020 on its streaming platform, Disney Plus. This award-winning movie has left viewers wanting more from the creators.

By the studio that brought the award-winning movies Inside Out and Coco, the next award-winning film, Soul was released for all Disney Plus users on December 5th, 2020. In just the first weekend after being released the movie had reached over 1.7 billion views. What was once a hope that this movie would reach the lives of so many people, is now a reality.

 

Soul is an animation that follows the journey of middle school band teacher and aspiring jazz musician, Joe Garner, who falls down a manhole after getting his “big break” and goes to the “great beyond.” While there, Joe is acquainted with soul number 22 who needs to find their passion in life. Throughout the movie, Joe discovers that while he thought he wasn’t living, he already was living his life to the fullest and making a difference in so many people’s lives. 

Most recently the movie was sent on to win two different awards at the Golden Globes. The movie won both Best Animation and Best Original Score in the 87th annual Golden Globes award ceremony on February 28, 2021. The award was accepted by Pete Docter (Director) and Dana Murray (Producer). Doctor stated in his acceptance speech, “Little did we know that making a film about jazz would teach us so much about life.”

While this movie may only last 107 minutes, it teaches kids and adults alike that a person can shape their own life no matter who they are. While many may think they aren’t living life to the fullest, they are already truly living.