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Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skillfully and Honestly Embraces Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:09am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated gem, about a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living, premieres tomorrow, Christmas day, on Disney+.

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Designing the Illusory: Souls, Counselors, and The Great Before of ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:21am

Pete Docter and Pixar make simple, bold, and beautiful look easy in the gorgeous and fantastical ethereal realm of their upcoming animated feature, premiering December 25 on Disney+.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

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Pete Docter and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skipping Theatres, Heading to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:58pm

Disney makes the tough decision to cancel their highly anticipated animated feature’s planned November 20 theatrical release date, opting instead to debut exclusively December 25 on the company’s streaming platform.

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Pixar Releases New ‘Soul’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:19pm

Watch sneak teaser and virtual conversation with filmmakers Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Dana Murray, anthropologist Dr. Johnnetta Cole and renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste, produced as part of the Essence Festival of Culture panel, ‘Finding Soul.’

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Release Dates Pushed

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:52am

Disney has updated its feature film release schedule yet again in response to continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 pandemic.

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WATCH: New Trailer, Poster and Images for Pete Docter’s ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:57am

In the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director’s latest film, a jazz musician’s misstep puts him on a fantastical path to discovering what it really means to have a soul. 

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Pixar Drops Trailer and Poster for Pete Docter’s New Film, ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:56am

First ‘tease’ of two-time Oscar-winning director’s upcoming animated feature, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, begs a Jazz musician’s existential question: ‘What does it really mean to have soul?’ 

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Pixar Bringing ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Lou’ and a Sneak Preview of ‘Coco’ to Annecy 2017

Pixar set to unveil its latest creations in Annecy, including a screening of the studio’s new film ‘Cars 3’ and its accompanying short, ‘Lou,’ alongside a sneak preview of footage from director Lee Unkrich’s ‘Coco.’