20 Giu 2019 News

Che cosa ci svela il film Soul del futuro di Pixar

Nell’era dei sequel lo studio, di proprietà della Disney, nel 2020, proporrà due film originali.

Pixar’s having a pretty great month, with the arrival of the entertaining new film Toy Story 4 in theaters this Friday. And a few weeks ago, it unveiled a teaser trailer for their upcoming original film Onward, featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. On Wednesday, the studio managed to surprise people even further with the unexpected announcement of its second original film for 2020, opening a year from today. That film, Soul, is an encouraging sign of things to come for more than one reason.

The details surrounding Soul are deliberately scant — before today, all that was known was that Pixar was apparently releasing an original film on this date in 2020. (Currently, the only dates that Pixar has planted its metaphorical flag on are for original releases, with Toy Story 4 supposedly their final sequel for the time being. This was echoed by that fourquel’s producer, Mark Nielsen, in comments to The Hollywood Reporter last month.) The press release for Soul offers just a brief, vague logline: “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU?” It describes “a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions,” before revealing the most exciting part of the announcement: Soul is directed by one of the studio’s stalwarts, Pete Docter.

Docter, who now serves as the chief creative officer for Pixar Animation Studios after John Lasseter stepped down amid scandal at the end of 2018, has been part of the Emeryville-based studio since before the original Toy Story was released in the fall of 1995. Hired straight out of college as the tenth employee at the fledgling computer-animation studio, Docter has been involved in many of the studio’s most important films, from Toy Story (on which he’s credited as a story writer) to Toy Story 4, serving as a member of the Pixar brain trust. And with Soul, he’ll be directing his fourth animated feature, second only to Lasseter among the studio’s filmmakers.

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