A new short film from Pixar Animation Studios will revisit the new skeptical soul 22 long before they meet Joe Gardner. Disney + debuts April 30, animation 22 against Earth returns Tina Fey to “The Great Before” as the voice of a lively and sarcastic soul 22.
Located before the events of Soul, the original short film is directed by Kevin Nolting, a 21-year-old Pixar veteran.
“Doing Soul, we talked about the Why of a new soul who did not want to live on Earth, but who ultimately did not belong to this film, ”said Nolting. ’22 against Earth was an opportunity to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why it was so cynical. As a pretty cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.
In short, 22 defies the rules of “The Great Before” and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other New Souls in their attempt at rebellion. However, as the activities of his cohorts lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may in fact lead to a startling revelation about the meaning of life.
“I think New Souls make the short so fun – the contrast of their sheer innocence and fun with the cynical expectations of 22,” Nolting said. “The other New Souls are what 22 once were before she took another path – pristine and purely innocent slates to be guided by the counselors on their almost uneventful journey to the earth portal. 22 sees it as an opening and tries to guide them herself in her way of thinking.