Soul Music – Bob Iger Tweets: It’s All Right
As the final shopping days tick away, the excitement level for Christmas remains somewhat subdued as so many families focus on social distancing.
However, thank goodness those still sequestered in immediate families (for going on 10 months) can look forward to enjoying a new tent pole-type movie on December 25th – Soul.
Soul: A Big Present?
In theory, Walt Disney Company Chairman Bob Iger may be the person who dropped that gift on Disney Fans. But, as Disney · Pixar prepares for Soul’s debut on Christmas Day, he let us all get a peek at he big present.
Today, he tweeted:
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) December 23, 2020
And Disney Music followed up with:
Enjoy the holidays with @WaltDisneyWorld and the #DisneyChristmasCelebration, airing Christmas morning on @ABCNetwork. Watch @JonBatiste perform “It’s All Right” from #PixarSoul , streaming Friday on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/OrpbRDjCgq
— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) December 23, 2020
Music is so important in many, many Disney films. But Soul’s musical quotient is very, very high.
A peek at Jon Batiste
And as far as Batiste, Disney had plenty to say:
As Batiste worked his magic, animators studied his movements. Says Powers, “We jokingly said that Jamie Foxx plays Joe’s body, but Jon Batiste plays his hands. We recorded Jon playing all of the original songs that Joe plays in the film, and the animators used him as a reference to model for Joe Gardner throughout the film. It’s some pretty virtuosic stuff!”
Meanwhile, the visuals look pretty “virtuosic,” too!
As Twenty Two might say, “It’s Soul good.”
Check out the latest teaser:
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 23, 2020
See you on the couch on Friday?