The theatrical release for Pixar’s Soul is set for June 19, 2020 (UPDATED 10/8 — Soul will now be released on December 25, 2020), and while that may seem like a long time, it’s only 3 months after Onward comes out (Pixar fans are spoiled this year). To get us even more excited, the first glimpse at the ‘Art of’ book, with all its wonderful concept art and behind-the-scenes insights, has just been released.
The official synopsis of Soul asks the question of ‘What makes you…YOU?’ and will have you wondering where your passions, your dreams, and interests come from. The ethereal look to the ‘Art of’ cover is a stark contrast to the New York City setting that takes place in the film, as the color palette of the cover features cool tones but also has a very warm feeling to it.
The ‘Art of’ books continue to be one of our most treasured items from each Pixar film, as the artwork and details shared within the approximately 168 pages (according to the Amazon listing) are sure to be packed with details. Not only do we look forward to the color scripts and character/world development, but the introduction to the books are often filled with such pure admiration and insights — which always tend to spark our own creativity.
Writer/co-director Kemp Powers recently shared on his Instagram, “I’ve always been a huge fan of “The Art of” books for films I’ve loved, so I’m honored that I got to write an introduction to our upcoming Art of #PixarSoul along with @petedocter and #TinaFey. It’s available for pre-order now, ships in May, and it is beautiful! Animation and art fans, this is a wonderful catalog of the incredible work done by all the amazing artists/collaborators on the Soul team!”
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We cannot wait to hear what Powers has to say about this incredible film. Be sure to pre-order your copy of The Art of Soul, available May 19, 2020 (UPDATED — The Art of Soul will now be released on October 27, 2020).
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