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SOULDisney and Pixar’s SOUL is not scheduled for release Nov. 20, 2020, but there is a brand new sneak peek of the animated fantasy about a middle-school music teacher and pianist (Jamie Foxx) who gets the golden opportunity to play with a renowned jazz musician’s (Angela Bassett) quartet. But that plan goes awry when he finds himself in The Great Before – the place where souls go to get their, well, soul before they join their human hosts on Earth.

The sneak premiered June 27 as part of the Essence Festival of Culture when Soul director Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers,  and producer Dana Murray joined culture consultants to the film, anthropologist/educator Dr. Johnetta Cole and jazz pianist Jon Batiste (who also arranged and composed music for the film) for a virtual panel, “Finding Soul.” Included in the clip is Cody ChesnuTT performing his song “Parting Ways.”