The Philosophical Undertakings of Disney’s Soul

How finding your spark does not equate to finding your purpose in life.

What is the meaning of life? What is our purpose in this world? Is life truly meaningless? These are the questions that run through Pixar’s animated movie Soul (2020) as it tries to offer a philosophical yet entertaining reflection on what it means to be human. Soul introduces us to Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher, who seeks to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated just as he gets his big…