The second trailer for Pixar’s second feature of the year is here. Soul marks the directorial return of Pete Docter, the studio’s new-ish chief creative officer, following classics like Up, Inside Out, and Monsters, Inc.
Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis below:
Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before — a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
The film’s first trailer, which debuted in November, introduced us to Joe (Jamie Foxx) and teased the The Great Before. The second trailer fleshes out that nether world, introducing some bold expressionistic design and startling deviations into 2d-style linework.