Disney released a new sneak peek for upcoming animated feature Soul.
The clip features the song “Parting Ways,” written, produced, and performed by musician Cody ChesnuTT. Check it out below!
The sneak peak premiered during the virtual panel “Finding ‘Soul’” as part of the Essence Festival of Culture. Director Pete Docter, co-director/ screenwriter Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray hosted the panel with American anthropologist/educator Dr. Johnnetta Cole and globally-renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste. Both Dr. Cole and Batiste served as cultural consultants on the film. Batiste also lent his expertise to the musical arrangements.
You can watch the panel below.
More about Soul
The latest animated feature from award-winning Disney/Pixar Studios follows a middle-school band teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx). Gardner 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 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. Following this, 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.
The project comes from Academy Award winning director Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out).
Disney/Pixar’s Soul hits theaters November 20.
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