Lead character Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in Pixar’s new animated film Soul. Image: Pixar
Lead character Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in Pixar’s new animated film Soul. Image: Pixar

Soul: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and crew of Pixar’s new film on Disney+ talk about its black lead character and poignant message

  • Soul is the first Pixar movie to feature a person of colour as the lead character, which ‘grew naturally out of the story’, director Pete Docter says
  • The film, also coming to some cinemas, is ‘exactly what I am now going through’, Foxx says, after his younger sister, who had Down’s syndrome, died this year

Lead character Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in Pixar’s new animated film Soul. Image: Pixar
Lead character Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in Pixar’s new animated film Soul. Image: Pixar
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