Cameos, in-jokes, re-used animation, and other trivia from Soul.

Cameos

  • Several Easter eggs appear inside the Hall of Everything:
  • Two souls can be seen playing chess in the Jerrys' mentorship video, a nod to Geri's Game.
  • A name tag reading "Joe Ranft" and the Luxo Ball appear inside 22's hideout.
  • One of the tattoo artist's framed works features an enflamed skull, similar to the one in Coco's title design.
  • The Chinese Food Box appears on the Hedge Fund Manager’s desk.
  • Joe and 22 board a subway car numbered "2319," the CDA code from Monsters, Inc.
  • An advertisement for Brang (Mr. Andersen's new company from Inside Out) appears in the subway.
  • A poster on a travel agency's window reads "Visit Portorosso," a major location in Luca.
  • This is the first Pixar film where John Ratzenberger is not credited. However, he still has an uncredited voice role.

Other Trivia

  • This will be the first Pixar film to have a protagonist voiced by an African-American voice actor.
  • Tina Fey collaborated with Amy Poehler, who voiced Joy in Inside Out, which was also directed by Pete Docter.
  • Soul was intended for a theatrical release on June 19, 2020, which was later pushed to November 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film's theatrical release was eventually cancelled in lieu of a Disney+ premiere on December 25.
    • The COVID-19 pandemic also forced Pixar's animators to complete the film while working remotely. As a result, the "created and produced at Pixar Animation Studios" portion of the credits adds the line "...and in homes at least six feet away from each other throughout the Bay Area."
  • This is also the first Pixar film to have its title come in at the end.
  • During the approximately 5 years of development, the Soul story team delivered 73,811 storyboards[1]

References

  1. PixarPost Twitter, December 8, 2020.
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