We’re already excited for Pixar’s first Black animated film, Soul, to be released this fall.
During the ESSENCE Festival of Culture, the team behind Soul, including director Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers along with producer Dana Murray showcased a brand new speak peek of the forthcoming animated film.
Powers, who was brought on to “help flesh out the characters,” also introduced “a lot of other Black voices” to the film’s process, who were a “huge part of everything we did” to ensure Soul was “authentic and truthful,” he detailed Saturday night.
Black employees at Pixar who consulted on “Soul.”
But the screenwriter knew that Soul “had to transcend my own experience,” which is why he tapped a collective of Black artists to bring the story to life.