Pete Docter, the director of Pixar’s Inside Out, is back at the helm with their latest effort, Soul. Docter, who also now runs all of Pixar after John Lasseter’s ouster last year, had some things to say to Entertainment Weekly, when speaking about the movie, so check out his quotes to the publication below after watching the first trailer.
“I’ve been doing animation for 30 years,” Docter told the magazine. “I love it, I can’t get enough of it, and then I also recognize this is not the end-all, be-all of everything. There are children and life experiences and food and all these other things in the world that you can’t say are less important than animation. I would maybe have said that at certain times in my life. It’s an exploration of, where should your focus be? What are the things that, at the end of the day, are really going to be the important things that you look back on and go, ‘I spent a worthy amount of my limited time on earth worrying or focused on that’?”
“We went in a completely different direction than any of the other films that Pete’s done,” co-director Kemp Powers added. “It’s hard to contain our enthusiasm over how much people are going to be surprised by what they see.”
Soul is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2020.