four causes Pixar’s soul is extra to children than you’d anticipate
Spoilers are ahead for Pixar’s Soul, which is now streamed on Disney +.
Growing up at the beginning of Pixar’s theatrical days was really more important to my childhood than I would have expected as a child. Yes, when I was younger, I got more technically interested in Disney’s musicals, learned the songs by heart and dressed up as princesses. Still, Pixar movies were just as important to me. Whether it’s the original Toy Story films, Monsters Inc or WALL-E, in retrospect, they seem to have played along with me as cherished and vivid memories. Between Inside Out 2015 and the recent release of Soul, the animation studio dared to get a lot more philosophical and existential than when I was first introduced to the company, but that doesn’t mean Pixar isn’t that important to a young audience anymore.