October 11, 2020 (BFI London Film Festival)
December 25, 2020 (United States)

Soul is a 2020 American computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for distribution by Walt Disney Pictures. It is directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers, and written by Docter, Powers and Mike Jones. The film stars the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, and Angela Bassett.

Soul premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 11, 2020. Originally intended to be a theatrical release, the film was digitally released on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It received highly positive reviews from critics, with praise for its animation, story, voice acting, and music.


Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he's good — but, when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

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