Bring Academy Award Nominated Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” Home | Meet Michael Yates,Free Printables & More Wednesday 24 March, 2021

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 will be available on digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 23. 

 “Soul,” Pixar’s 23rd feature, is currently streaming on Disney+. 

The digital and physical releases of Soul will include exclusive, never-before-seen deleted scenes and audio commentary by Pete Docter, Kemp Powers and Dana Murray. Additionally, fans can find the film packaged as a collectible SteelBook® at Best Buy and packaged with a limited-edition gallery book at Target.

Jamie Foxx leads an all-star cast in this hilarious, heart-filled adventure. Disney and Pixar’s Soul introduces Joe, who lands the gig of his life at the best jazz club in town. But one misstep lands Joe in a fantastical place: The Great Before. There, he teams up with soul 22 (Tina Fey), and together they find the answers to some of life’s biggest questions.

Story and Screenplay By: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers

Voice Cast: Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner), Tina Fey (22), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Curley), Angela Bassett (Dorothea), Daveed Diggs (Paul)

Disney and Pixar’s Soul Bonus Features*

  • Deleted Scenes
      • Introduction – Writer Mike Jones and story supervisor Kristen Lester introduce the Soul deleted scenes.
  • Mentor Orientation – Joe sneaks into the You Seminar Mentor Program orientation, trying to figure out how on earth he can get back to…Earth.
  • Clubhouse Forgery – Joe follows 22 into her “secret lair” as she reluctantly agrees to help him find his way back to Earth.
  • Home Lessons – Stuck inside Joe’s body, 22 clumsily attempts to help the downstairs neighbor.
  • Living the Dream – Joe has a heart-to-heart with 22 about her fear of living on Earth, then tries to make his way back home via a dream portal.
  • Press Shot – Joe, stuck in a cat’s body, and 22, stuck in Joe’s body, take the subway to the jazz club for a publicity photography session.
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by director Pete Docter, co-director/writer Kemp Powers and producer Dana Murray.
  • Not Your Average Joe – See the thought and care that went into crafting Joe and his story in Pixar’s first film to feature a Black leading character.
  • Astral Taffy – Get an in-depth look at the artistry and technical innovation that went into creating the sets and characters of Soul‘s world.
  • Pretty Deep for a Cartoon – The filmmakers tackle big questions, such as: Where does a newborn’s personality come from? What’s the meaning of life? And more!
  • Into the Zone: The Music and Sound of Soul – Explore the movie’s different sonic worlds and discover how music drives and adds specificity to Joe’s journey.
  • Soul, Improvised – See how the Pixar Systems team and Soul‘s crew managed to finish the film on schedule during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jazz Greats – Giants of the jazz world who consulted on Soul share their passion and hard-won wisdom about what music is and does for us all.

*bonus features may vary by retailer and product

Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, add Soul to your Disney and Pixar collection on Movies Anywhere and buy it on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 23. 


Pixar Story Artist, Michael Yates. Michael Yates is photographed on November 4, 2019 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Michael Yates joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2015 as a story artist. Yates worked on the feature films “Cars 3” and “Toy Story 4.” He most recently was a story artist on Pixar’s “Soul”. Yates is currently in development on an unannounced Pixar project. 

As a story artist, Yates helps craft the story by drawing storyboards that depict characters, action, and setting. Storyboards are edited together into sequences that provide early visualizations of the film that help demonstrate what works best for the story.

How-To-Draw “Soul” with Michael Yates


Here are two activity sheets for “Soul” with a coloring page & word find! Download both by clicking their images or here.

Soul Virtual Jazz Concert – A virtual musical experience hosted by Soul’s jazz composer and Academy Award nominee, Jon Batiste, featuring performances by some of the most renowned HBCU bands in the nation.

WHEN:              Thursday, March 25 at 5:00PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT  

Virtual Event – Premiering on Pixar YouTube 

CONFIRMED:   Soul’s jazz composer and Academy Award nomineeJon Batiste

Jackson State University’s “The Sonic Boom of the South”

Southern University’s “The Human Jukebox”

Florida A&M University’s “The Marching 100”


I am giving away two (2) free digital download codes for Disney Pixar’s Soul. All you have to do to enter the contest is to comment below if you saw the film and your thoughts! Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Soul” will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Digital and Blu-ray March 23

Did you watch SOUL? What are your feelings on this film!

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