The studio released the trailer for “Soul” on Thursday. along with in addition to that will being another film grappling with death along with our collective mortality (“Coco,” anyone?), the idea’s also the first Pixar movie featuring a black lead.
Let that will sink in. With 21 movies, not one features a black person at its center.
although the studio is usually changing that will. “Soul” follows middle school band teacher Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, whose real passion is usually playing jazz. After Gardner falls into a manhole, he ends up in a mystical place — along with he’s just a soul.
Set to be released next June, the film is usually meant to explore the meaning of life along with what the idea means to have a soul — big questions for what’s supposed to be a kid’s movie.
Meanwhile, characters Pixar featured before a black person: a French rat that will cooks, literal talking monsters, ants along that has a toy cowboy.
that will’s not to say Pixar hasn’t been pushing boundaries in various other ways, though.
Aside coming from their animation along with art prowess, the studio’s 2018 Oscar-winning short, “Bao,” explored empty nest syndrome within a Chinese-Canadian family. “Sanjay’s Super Team,” another short, delved into the experiences of a first-generation Indian-American boy along with his passions — which conflict with his father’s traditions.
If their previous movies along with shorts are anything to go by, we may need to keep the tissues handy.