22 Vs. Earth
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

The Soul universe expands in 22 Vs. Earth

Fresh off an Oscar win for Best Animated Feature the creators of Soul bring up the delightful 22 for a short in 22 vs. Earth. Directed by Kevin Nolting and set before the events of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul”, the short follows 22 (Tina Fey) as she defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth. Upset that all of her friends are leaving her, 22 enlists a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. 

22’s get along gang includes Peanut (Aela Drabek), Zimmy (Aiyana Miorin), Macaroni (Karee Ducharme) and Neptune (Azrael Dalman). The hexad’s come up with the name Apocalypse, which is a clever acronym that I won’t reveal here. Initially things seem to be going well for 22 and her new friends.  However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the true meaning of life. 

While Jamie Foxx’s Joe Gardner was a highlight of Soul, Tina Fey’s 22 was a highlight as well. Now I can honestly admit that I would’ve loved a prequel short focusing on Joe and an adolescent version of Curly, but I understand why the studio went with 22’s character for a short. Tina Fey brings a delightful humorous moxie to the role as she interacts with the other young souls. Quite honestly, in watching the prequel, I got the feeling that it was made concurrently with Soul.

In addition, the scene stealing Jerry’s also return to provide some dead pan humor and one-liners. Clocking in at under ten minutes, 22 vs. Earth is an enjoyable watch for the family, followed by a repeat viewing of Soul.

Final Grade A-

22 vs. Earth is streaming on Disney+ plus now

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