If you know me, you know that I have been off the grid lately. The bad news is I have missed chatting with everyone as much as I used to BUT the GOOD news it that we are HOME! Our family is finally back home. So, what is the first thing you think we did after unboxing a neverending stack of bins? We took a break and had a Disney+ family movie night! Personally, I have been waiting for Disney+ and Pixar’s all-new animated film, SOUL since I first heard about it. How could I resist a movie set on the streets of NYC and featuring Pixar’s first Black main character, Joe Gardner!?! The movie also is starring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Angela Bassett, and many more. It did not disappoint at all and honestly was just what our family needed. If you are looking for a great movie night choice, SOUL is a perfect choice!
Wondering what the movie, SOUL is all about? What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who 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 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. 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.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).
Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available)
ALSO, if you are a teacher or homeschooler you will definitely want to check out Young Minds Inspired for some amazing ideas and focused worksheets for your child/student aged Grade 3-5. As a former teacher I know I would have definitely enjoyed sharing the ideas with my class and with my own children when they were during the grade frame. You can access the site here: https://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/pixarsoul/
Check out the awesome trailer of SOUL here!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney+ partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent the views of the parent company represented within this post. Contact Diane for collabs across all social media at @3decades3kids and on TikTok as @DianeNYC In the meantime please go and watch SOUL on Disney+. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the movie!