Exclusive: 'Soul' Deleted Scene Takes Joe's Journey From The Astral Plane To The Dream World
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Exclusive: 'Soul' Deleted Scene Takes Joe's Journey From The Astral Plane To The Dream World

Disney and Pixar’s critically-celebrated film Soul is set for a digital and Blu-ray release March 23. Shadow And Act has been given an exclusive look at one of the deleted scenes from the film called “Living the Dream.”

In the clip below, screenwriter Mike Jones shares how the team toyed with the idea of people’s dreams bubbling up to the astral plane. As a spirit, Joe (Jamie Foxx) looks for his dream in order to get back to his body. Once in his own mind, Joe changes his dreams in order to change his life.

Regardless of if you get the digital or physical release of Soul, you will also get exclusive content, such as deleted scenes, audio commentary from directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers and producer Dana Murray, and much more. Here’s the full rundown of bonus features:

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.

Soul stars Foxx, Phylica Rashad, Questlove, Daveed Diggs, Tina Fey and Angela Bassett. The film follows Joe, a music teacher, who has a near-fatal accident and winds up in the astral plane, where he meets a rebellious soul named 22 (Fey).

According to the official description:

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.

Soul is available on Blu-ray/4K and digital download March 23.

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