Soul is a new Disney Pixar animation which was released on Christmas day 2020 (25th December) on the streaming platform Disney Plus.
The film tells the story of a middle school music teacher named Joe Gardner, who seeks to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated, just before his big break as a jazz musician.
Pixar fans have been searching through each seen to find all the Easter Eggs, which are references to other Disney Pixar movies.
What is a Pixar Easter Egg?
According to Wikipedia: “Easter egg is a term used to describe a message, image, or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other, usually in electronics, medium.”
Pixar are well known for their Easter Eggs, and the attention to detail in their movies mean every time there is a new release, fans go looking for the Easter Eggs, referring to other Pixar movies.
What are the Easter Eggs in Pixar’s Soul?
On the subway, you can see an advertisement for “Brang” which happens to be the company that Riley’s father worked for in Inside Out.
The Hall of Everything
In the Hall of Everything, there are many Easter Eggs you can spot, including the Planet Pizza Truck, the ferris wheel from Toy Story 4, and the Axiom from WALL-E.
The Pixar Ball can be spotted in 22’s home just before she takes Joe into the Hall of Everything. It is hidden beside the sofa and is missing its classic blue colour, but if you look carefully you will be able to find it.
Hello my name is
22 has a wall full of name tags, and three very important names can be spotted on the tags: Joe Grant, Joe Ranft and Jack Kirby.
Joe Grant is Disney Animation legend, Joe Ranft is Disney Legend who worked at Disney Animation before moving to Pixar and Jack Kirby was a famous comic book artist, writer and editor at Marvel.
2319 is the number of the train that 22 and Joe get on, however it is also part of another movie. 2319 is the code for human contamination in the film Monster’s Inc.