It was announced that Disney and Pixar have a new animated short coming to Disney+. The Short is titled 22 Vs. Earth, and is set before the events of the film Soul, some first-look images came out as well. 22 vs. Earth is set to premiere on Disney+ on April 30th.
The first-look images feature the character 22 front and center. Plus five other new souls wearing masks behind her, who she recruits for a miniature rebellion.
22 Vs. Earth will be focusing on 22 and who she was before we met her in Soul. It also will be diving into what she has against earth, as well as following her along her journey. The synopsis of the short reads “In the short, 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life.”
The short will be directed by Kevin Nolting, with Tina Fey returning as the voice of 22 who is content remaining in the Great Before. Kevin Nolting said that, “While making ‘Soul,’ we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie, 22 vs. Earth was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.”
This announcement is incredible, and we are so excited to watch 22 Vs. Earth April 30th on Disney+! While you are waiting for the short to premiere you can catch up and watch Soul which is currently streaming on Disney+.