Pixar’s new film Soul largely takes place between life and death, as middle school band teacher Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) suffers an accident that separates his soul from his body. A new sneak peek at the film helps to establish Joe prior to his brush with death, as it showcases his love of music and his relationships with his mother (Phylicia Rashad) and his neighborhood nemesis Paul (Daveed Diggs).
It’s a warm, grounded look at the film, which has shown off a more frenetic energy thus far in introducing 22 (Tina Fey), a soul who helps Joe on his quest to come back to life, and forces him to reckon with why he wants to return to life in the first place.
Soul was originally set to be released on June 19 (and was selected as part of the line-up for the canceled 2020 Cannes Film Festival), but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 20.