A new short film from Pixar Animation Studios will revisit the skeptical new soul 22 long before she ever met Joe Gardner. Debuted at Disney + April 30, animated 22 against the Earth brings Tina Fey back to “The Great Before” as the voice of a fast and sarcastic soul 22.
Posted before events from Soul, the original short film was directed by 21-year-old Pixar veteran Kevin Nolting.
“It simply came to our notice then Soul, we talked about why a new soul that doesn’t want to live on Earth, but ultimately didn’t belong in that film, ”Nolting said. ’22 against Earth was an opportunity to explore some unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person, I felt like the perfect material. “
In short, 22 defies the rules of the “Great Before” and refuses to go to Earth, engaging a gang of five new souls in their attempt at rebellion. However, as the activities of her cohort lead to unexpected results, subversive action 22 can actually lead to a surprising discovery about the meaning of life.
“I think the new souls make shorts so fun – a contrast to their pure innocence and enthusiasm for the cynical expectations of 22 years,” Nolting said. “Other new souls are what 22 once was before she set out on another path – purely innocent, empty tiles that counselors will guide on their mostly imperceptible path to the earthly portal. 22 sees an opening in this and tries to guide them into her own way of thinking. “