• 1 hr 30 mins
  • Animation / Adventure / Comedy
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Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, has long dreamed of performing jazz music onstage, and finally gets a chance after impressing other jazz musicians during an opening act at the Half Note Club. However, an untimely accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and begin to proceed to The Great Beyond, and Gardner escapes to The Great Before, a world where souls develop personalities, quirks, and traits before being sent off to Earth. There, Gardner must work with souls in training at The Great Before, such as 22, a soul with a dim view on the concept of life, in order to return to Earth before his body dies and also to get to his act before his enemy Paul attempts to steal Joe's dream.

Directed by

Pete Docter

Written by

Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers


  • Jamie Foxx [ Joe Gardner ]

  • Tina Fey [ 22 (A Soul) ]

  • Questlove [ Curly ]

  • Phylicia Rashad [ Joe's Mother ]

  • Daveed Diggs [ Paul ]

  • Angela Bassett [ Dorothea Williams ]

  • Richard Ayoade [ Jerry ]

  • Cody Chesnutt [ Singer ]


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