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Thursday, August 6 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Creating the "SOUL" of Joe Gardner

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Join filmmakers from Pixar Animation Studios as they discuss Disney and Pixar’s SOUL, including the main character, Joe Gardner (voiceof Jamie Foxx). This includes the responsibilities they assumed to ensure authentic representations of diversity in New York City and how they also created a fantastical world we have never seen –The Great Before.  In addition, meet some of the cultural consultants who helped bring Joe and his community to life.

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Kyle Bowser

NAACP Hollywood Bureau
For nearly three decades, Kyle Bowser has worked as an entertainment industry executive.His experience spans theareas of film, television, music, theater, radio, and new media. Thisvocational variety has provided him with unique insight into the intersecting parameters of thearts... Read More →

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Pete Docter

Director, Disney & Pixar’s “Soul"
PETE DOCTER (Director/Story by/Screenplay by) is the Oscar®-winning director of “Monsters, Inc.,” “Up” and “Inside Out,” and chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios. Starting at Pixar in 1990 as the studio’s third animator, Docter collaborated and helped develop... Read More →
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Kemp Powers

Co-Director, Disney & Pixar’s “Soul"
KEMP POWERS (Co-Director/Story by/Screenplay by) is an award-winning playwright, television and film screenwriter and journalist. His play “One Night in Miami...” received three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and four NAACP Theatre Awards. He adapted it into a feature film, which... Read More →
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Dana Murray

Producer, Disney & Pixar’s “Soul"
DANA MURRAY, Producer p.g.a joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 2001 as a production assistant on “Finding Nemo.” She has worked on several short films and held various department manager positions on the Academy Award®-winning feature films “Ratatouille,” “Up” and... Read More →
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Kiri Hart

Executive Producer, Disney & Pixar’s “Soul"
KIRI HART joined Pixar Animation Studios as a creative consultant in January 2019. She is currently the executive producer and a creative consultant on Disney and Pixar’s feature film “Soul.” Prior to Pixar, Hart was the Senior Vice President of Development at Lucasfilm for... Read More →
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Daveed Diggs

Tony and Grammy Award winning actor, rapper and producer Daveed Diggs is widely known for originating the dual roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Broadway sensation, HAMILTON.Diggs can now be seen starring in TNT’s futuristic thriller series, “Snowpiercer... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
NAACP Online