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Soul or Wonder Woman?

January 8, 2021

We know, we know. Is that really a fair comparison? Soul is the latest Pixar movie about a jazz singer and his passion for music. Wonder Woman 1984 is the second movie following the mega hit Wonder Woman that was released in 2017. The makers behind Soul canceled the theatrical release and released it online via Disney+. And Wonder Woman 1984 released both in theaters and online. But the two movies have one thing in common—they were both released on Christmas Day! Here are three interesting facts about each movie that you might not know!

Soul

Pixar Studios, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

-The character, Joe Gardner, wasn’t always meant to be a musician. The team behind the movie considered other talents for the character, such as acting or science before choosing jazz music as his special skill.

-The movie has hidden references to past Pixar movies, specifically Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and Finding Dory. Did you spot them?

-The credits at the end of the movie include an interesting reference to COVID-19, a pandemic that has challenged many movie makers around the world!

Wonder Woman 1984

Javier Carvajal 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

-The movie marks the debut of the invisible jet, Wonder Woman’s preferred mode of transport!

-The actor who played young Diana, thirteen-year-old Lilly Aspell, performed action sequences so well that she didn’t require a stunt double.

-The movie will be the first live action debut of the character Cheetah, who’s only been seen in animation movies so far.

Which movie did you enjoy watching? Why? Share your review of the movies with us by emailing editor@xyzanews.com!