Disney Night time on Dancing with the Stars has all the time been a showcase for the corporate to advertise and amplify no matter company priorities are most urgent on the time. And final night time’s socially distanced model of the present was no totally different, with a dance quantity set to a tune from Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated function Soul.
You may see the efficiency, by Nelly and his dance companion Daniella, which is fairly neat. It begins off exterior the Half Be aware Jazz Membership, the place the primary character of the film Joe (Jamie Foxx) auditions at first of the film. The band he’s auditioning for, The Dorothea Williams Quartet, can later be seen within the efficiency, in full measurement because of the magic of animation and giant-screen wizardry. (Within the film Angela Bassett and Questlove are part of the band.)
Later within the efficiency you see footage from the film, of Joe within the “zone” whereas enjoying the piano, and the dance flooring turns into stylized piano keys paying homage to the film’s teaser poster. The tune they’re dancing to, “It’s All Proper,” was a 1963 hit recorded by The Impressions (and written by the band’s lead singer, Curtis Mayfield). This new model of the tune was undoubtedly organized by Jon Baptiste, who oversaw the “actual world” music from the film (the extra mystical aspect of the film is scored by latest Emmy winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross).
Apparently elsewhere within the episode, Nelly and Daniella went to a really empty El Capitan (Disney’s theater in Hollywood) to see an early minimize of Soul, with the textual content proudly proclaiming the November 20 theatrical date. We will see.
Soul was co-written and directed by Inside Out and Up super-genius Pete Docter, with Kemp Powers co-directing and co-writing and Dana Murray producing. Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs and Richard Ayoade co-star. We’ll be again with extra kind Soul very quickly.