WATCH: Pixar's 'Soul' Trailer Tells of a Life Cut Short

After the heartwarming Toy Story 4 this year, Pixar will be releasing a new animated film come 2020 titled Soul. And like Woody's most recent adventure, it looks like the movie will also ask the bigger questions about one's life and purpose.

Check out the film's first trailer below:

Soul tells the story of Joe Gardner, a middle-school teacher whose real dream is to become a jazz musician. When he's finally getting close to that dream, his life takes an unexpected turn, throwing him on a fantastical journey as a literal soul.

Through the trailer's description, two-time Academy Award winner Pete Docter who directed this film shared how the its story was 23 years in the making.

“It started with my son—he’s 23 now—but the instant he was born, he already had a personality,” says Docter. “Where did that come from? I thought your personality developed through your interaction with the world. And yet, it was pretty clear that we’re all born with a very unique, specific sense of who we are.”

Co-director Kemp Powers also emphasized how it tackles the common struggle among budding artists, “I think Joe is having that crisis that all artists have,” says Powers. “He’s increasingly feeling like his lifelong dream of being a jazz musician is not going to pan out and he’s asking himself ‘Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing?’ Joe personifies those questions.”

Now Soul already seems to be an interesting film not only for children but for everyone asking the same questions of life.

Image: Soul Facebook page

Starring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs, Soul come out in theaters on June 19, 2020. For more updates, you can check out the film's official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Homestream image screengrabbed from the official trailer.

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