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’22 vs. Earth’ Director Kevin Nolting Shares The Secret to Pixar’s Success

’22 vs. Earth’ Director Kevin Nolting Shares The Secret to Pixar’s Success

BGN interviews director Kevin Nolting for the Pixar film 22 vs. Earth.

Ever wonder what new soul 22 has against Earth in Disney and Pixar’s hit 2020 feature film Soul?

A new short from Pixar Animation Studios revisits the skeptical soul long before she ever met Joe Gardner. Debuting on Disney+ on April 30, 22 vs. Earth welcomes Tina Fey back to The Great Before as the voice of quick-witted and sarcastic soul 22. Set before the events of Soul, the original short is directed by 21-year Pixar veteran Kevin Nolting. “While making Soul, we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie,” said Nolting.

22 vs. Earth was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.” In the short, 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life.

Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

22 vs. Earth is coming to Disney+ April 30

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