“Soul” director Pete Docter Answers Unanswered Questions About Pixar’s Favorite Movies … Kind of …

Many Pixar films have a number of questions that go unanswered in each film, but Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer, and classic film director love Monsters Inc, Up, Inside Out, and the latest entries from famous studios, Soul, have answers, or at least an explanation, for some of them.

What happened:

  • Pete Docter – Pixar’s director Soul and Monsters Inc. – talk with Huffpost about some of the questions many fans have about their favorite Pixar films.
  • When he was asked what Boo’s parents thought when he disappeared Monsters Inc., Docter replied, “This is one of the questions we ask ourselves, and we go through a lot of the intrigue of writing different scenes. We didn’t actually ride a single one, but we felt like, okay, the audience doesn’t need to know this because Sulley doesn’t. And we are with Sulley. So who cares? “
  • Other mysteries, such as why Buzz found out about falling limply to the ground around people (even though he didn’t even realize he was a toy) were also discussed at one point during production, but the explanation for them too: “We had a lot of discussion about ‘Toy story, ‘the first one, about like,’ If Buzz doesn’t know he’s a toy, why does he stiffen when a child walks in the room? ‘We have a lot of explanations and talk about them too. And in the end, no one cares, “
  • More fan questions and theories are sure to emerge from the latest Pixar film, also directed by Docter, Soul. The story follows wannabe jazz musician Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), who meets an unexpected ending right after his big break. But our man doesn’t want to give up his life easily. Gardner escapes from Great Beyond and ends up as a mentor to an unborn soul named 22 (Tina Fey). It’s a heartwarming display in the afterlife, asking the audience what really matters. And in doing so, all the logic goes straight out the window, to the point where Producer Dany Murray says, “Our editor Kevin Nolting, on his big whiteboard in his office has ‘logic’ in big X.”
  • About Soul, Docter just hopes the audience will focus on what really matters in the film, saying: “I want to hope the things we talk about in the film – you know, what’s going on in our lives? What’s important? – all of that will remain the questions we ask, “
  • Regarding all the theories and questions an audience might have about one of the Pixar films, Docter said, “I think the short answer is that you just have to guess where the audience will find importance, or at least stimulate their interest. there.”
  • Soul is streaming Disney +.