Soul: animation criticized for transforming black character into blue creature

Soul: animation criticized for transforming black character into blue creature

Soul: animation criticized for transforming black character into blue creature
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Soul, Pixar’s new animation, had a new preview released last Saturday (27) with more details about the impending animation, but it raised debates about representativeness.

Criticism arises for the protagonist, Joe Gardner, a music teacher, being a black man who will spend most of the film as a blue creature, personification of a soul that, according to what has been commented on the networks, diminishes the black representativeness of the character.

The debate also continues on the other side of the story, with defenders of Soul saying that the dubbing cast is mostly black, formed by names like Daveed Diggs, Jamie Foxx and Angela Basset, which raises the levels of representation of the production.

Check out the video that raised the criticism:

“Watch a preview of Soul, Disney and Pixar; a story about how to find the real, the brilliant and the passionate about you, featuring the song” Parting Ways “, written, produced and performed by Cody ChesnuTT,” says video description.

In animation, a musician discouraged with life ends up having an accident that separates his soul from his body. He will stop at “You Seminar, a place where souls develop personality before being sent to human bodies on Earth. There he meets 22, a young soul who hates human life and refuses his destiny.

The film opens in US theaters on November 20. There is still no release date for the film in Brazil.

In the meantime, read more about Soul at Cinema10 to learn all about animation.

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