Pixar’s SOUL coming to Disney Plus on December 25, 2020. It's the perfect Christmas gift, and I can't wait for you all to be able to see it.
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Pixar SOUL Movie Review
As a former music major and performer practically since I could walk, I just knew I would love Pixar's SOUL. Pixar and music by two of my favorite composers—it had to be a winning combination.
I've been excitedly waiting for this film since I first saw it on the movie slate at D23. I was wholly disappointed (along with everyone and everything else) as 2020 delayed the release and ultimately forced it to a streaming release on Disney+ instead of a theatrical release this past June.
What makes you…you? It's a question we all ask ourselves, likely too often. What's our purpose, our passion? Add mid-life crisis into the equation, and oof, that internal debate can sure be a question that's hard to answer.
Disney Pixar’s SOUL looks at the like of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher who finally gets the opportunity of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in the city (a dream of his). However, on the day of the gig, he finds himself making one small misstep (literally) and lands in The Great Before—a magical, whimsical world where newb souls get their personalities, quirks, and find their spark before they go to Earth.
Joe is determined to get back to Earth to make that gig and teams with a soul named 22, who has never understood the appeal of human existence. While Joe desperately tries to show 22 why living and human existence are great, he discovers the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Existential exploration at its finest.
SOUL features beautiful visuals, a sublime score, and some great jokes: references to Drakkar Noir and Tetris are things probably only the adults will understand.
Pixar's SOUL offers some valuable lessons about appreciating life and why you should always live life to the fullest. If that lesson isn't an important one in 2020, I don't know what is. Pixar's SOUL reminds us to stop and smell the roses and be present in the moment. Don't let life pass you by, because normally you don't get a second chance.
While full of valuable lessons and an incredible score, Pixar's SOUL is also full of wonderful, funny, and inspirational quotes. We've curated a list of our favorites for you below!
The Best Quotes from Pixar's SOUL on Disney+
Music moves people. I’m Joe. I teach middle school band. Music is life. You just need to know where to look. –Joe
Music is all I think about, from the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night. –Joe
I was born to play. –Joe
It’s my reason for living. –Joe
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Help! I’m not done. Oh my goodness. –Joe
Hmm, that’s weird…151,000 souls are going into the Great Beyond every day, and I count every single one of them. The count’s off! There’s a soul missing. –Terry
Is it H-E-double hockey sticks? –Joe
Don’t worry, you can’t crush a soul here. That’s what life on earth is for. –22
THIS won’t be a disaster, that’s for sure. –Jerry 2
You’re out there somewhere, little soul…and I’m gonna find ya. –Terry
Okay, look, I already know everything about Earth, and I don’t want anything to do with it. –22
Life is full of possibilities. You just need to know where to look. Don’t miss out on the joys of life. –Joe
You’re missing out on the joys of life. Like, uh, Pizza. I can’t smell?! We can’t…we can’t taste, either? –Joe
All that stuff is in your body. –22
So what do you want to be remembered for? –Joe
Probably for doing this funny cowboy dance. –22
We only have a short time on this planet. You want to become the person that you were born to be. Don’t waste your time on all the junk of life. Spend your precious hours doing what will bring out the real you. The brilliant passionate you, that’s ready to contribute to something meaningful into this world. –Joe
Wow! It’s my life. –Joe
Is all this living really worth dying for? –22
I’ve only been a person for an hour, and even I know that’s a terrible idea. –22
How come this part smells stinky but this part smells fine? –22
Okay, your clothes are rumbling again. –22
Where did you get that? –Joe
Under the seat. Can you believe it? It’s still half full! –22
It’s SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. –22
Music is all I think about. From the moment I wake up in the morning. To the moment I fall asleep at night. I was born to play. It’s my reason for living. –Joe
I’m just afraid that if I died today my life would have amounted to nothing. –Joe
You can’t eat dreams for breakfast. –Libba
The truth is, I’ve always worried that maybe there’s something wrong with me. Maybe I’m not good enough for living. –22
You showed me about passion and purpose. –22
Leave me alone, I’m trying to find my purpose! –22
If you don’t go with me you’ll be making the biggest mistake of your career. –Joe
My only purpose on this planet was to play. It was what I was meant to do and no one’s going to stop me. –Joe
Get ready Joe Gardner, your life is about to start. –Joe
It’s okay, I already did, now it’s your turn. –Joe
I’ll go with you…as far as I can. –Joe
We’re in the business of inspiration, but it’s not often we find ourselves inspired, so we all decided to give you a second chance. –Jerry
I do know, I’m going to live every minute of it. –Joe
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About Pixar's SOUL
What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx)–a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before–a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth.
Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.