jamie foxx makes history as the first ever black lead in a pixar movie

Jamie Foxx Makes History As The First Ever Black Lead In A Pixar Movie>

Jamie Foxx Makes History As The First Ever Black Lead In A Pixar Movie

by Muthoni Kimani January 27, 2021

Jamie Foxx has made history by becoming the first black person to voice a lead role in a Pixar movie.

Recently, the veteran US actor took to social media and shared that he was happy to be part of Soul's animated film. The superstar shared that the film is officially the number one-streamed show. It has hit 1.7 billion streams since its release in December 2020. Jamie thanked everyone who watched the "beautiful film".

He wrote; "Whoa!! So happy to be a part of this groundbreaking movie... SOUL is officially the number one streamed programme with 1.7 billion streams!!! The first black lead in Disney Pixar film history... What a moment. Thank you to everyone who has supported and been entertained by this beautiful film, it has truly touched our souls."

Pixar is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, a Walt Disney Studios subsidiary and owned by The Walt Disney Company. The film will also feature Phylicia Rashad's voices, Daveed Diggs, Questlove, and Tina Fey.

Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award®-nominee Dana Murray.

Soul introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose real passion is playing jazz. When Joe thinks his dream might be within reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he is forced to think again about what it truly means to have a soul.

That's where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn't think life on Earth is all it's cracked up to be. Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey voices 22.