It was released early this month that Pixar’s newest movie ‘Soul’ will be heading directly to Disney+ at the end of the 2020 year. Along with this announcement comes another one that tells us that there will also be a documentary about finishing the film amid COVID quarantines.
During a recent press conference, Kemp Powers, co-director and writer on ‘Soul’, shared that while creating the original movie, they also ended up creating a documentary about the process of everything that went into making ‘Soul’ during a pandemic that included completing many parts remotely.
EW reports that Murrary explained that there were seven weeks of production left when shelter in place orders went into place in mid-March. “”I guess we were really lucky and blessed of where we were at in production because the back-end is highly technical. So, people were able to literally grab their machines and go home with them, and we were up and running in a day or two,” she explains. “Our systems team is incredible. Everyone was just really resilient.”
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Murray goes onto explain how wrapping up production was a lot different as well during these unique times. “”Usually when we complete these films, we get to celebrate it,” Kemp says. “We have this big theater full of everyone celebrating the film being completely done and we weren’t able to do that. So, it just dawned on me fairly recently that outside of just a handful of people, most of the folks who worked on Soul have not seen the completed mixed film. It’s something that we still haven’t been able to share with the team that’s done it.”
We are excited to see this new Pixar movie come December and now are even more interested to see when we can see the documentary as well.