Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. A misstep takes him from New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities before going to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human life. As Joe tries to show 22 what's great about life, he may discover the answers to the most important questions.
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and some language.|||juvenile
Disney presents ; a Pixar Animation Studios film ; produced by Dana Murray ; story & screenplay by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers ; co-directed by Kemp Powers ; directed by Pete Docter.
Blu-ray Bonus Extras: audio commentery; deleted scenes (with filmmaker introduction); "Not Your Average Joe" (creation of Pixar's historic first Black leading character); "Astral Taffy" (film's artistic and technical innovation); "Pretty Deep for a Cartoon"; "Into the Zone" (music and sound of Soul); "Jazz Greats"; and more.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Bonus features: Not your average Joe; Astral taffy; Audio commentary with the filmmakers; Pretty deep for a cartoon; Into the zone: the music and sound of Soul; Soul, improvised; Jazz greats; Deleted scenes.
Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson a.k.a Questlove, Angela Bassett.
Blu-ray, regions A, B, C; wide screen (2.39:1); 7.1 DTS-HDMA, DVS 2.0 Dolby digital (English), 5.1 Dolby digital (Spanish); 1080p high definition; requires Blu-ray player.
English or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.
Original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ; jazz compositions and arrangements by Jon Batiste ; directors of photography, Matt Aspbury, Ian Megibben.