Disney and Pixar are getting ready to take us on another trip of the heart, mind, and soul through fantastic worlds and cute animated characters to help us learn more about ourselves, each other, and our world. Since Inside Out came out in 2015, audiences have come to expect groundbreaking stories about self-love, courage, empathy, and following your dreams that significantly affect people of all ages. Elemental, the studio’s newest project, aims to keep making an effect by telling a story about how we can find common ground despite our differences. This story will make you feel warm and fuzzy as the characters try to overcome their differences, even if it means stirring things up and getting into trouble.
When Will Elemental Be Released?
Elemental will come out in the middle of the summer movie season, on the weekend of June 16, 2023, Father’s Day. On this date, the movie will go against the DC superhero blockbuster The Flash from Warner Bros, the star-studded comedy Asteroid City from Wes Anderson and Focus Features, and the horror-comedy The Blackening from Lionsgate.
Who Is Making Elemental?
Peter Sohn, who started Pixar Studios in 2000, will be directing this Disney-Pixar movie. This is his first credit as a director, but he is known for his work in the studio’s art department on films like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles and for voicing figures in Lightyear and Luca. Pete Doctor, who wrote Inside Out, Up, Soul, and Wall-E, is now the executive producer. The producer is Denise Ream, who worked on Up, Cars 2, and Toy Story 4. Fans of these films are excited to see what changes the producers will make to Brenda Hsueh’s Elemental script. Hsueh is known for producing and writing adult comedy shows like How I Met Your Mother and Truth Be Told. She has also consulted for the director of Turning Red, Domee Shi, on a powerful Disney Pixar project about coming of age.
What Will Elemental Be About?
The official film synopsis is as follows:
“The film journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.”
Ember and Wade live in a busy city on the bridge-linked bay. Many of the people live in tall buildings that were made for their climates. The houses of the land-beings are covered in lush greenery, where the earth-beings grow and take care of their sprouts. The water beings can get around on water slides, and windmills power the air beings homes. On the other side of the bridge, though, it looks like the fire-beings live in low buildings with chimneys that send smoke out of the tiny, cozy houses. Why don’t the fire beings live with the other beings? Maybe to keep the air beings from evaporating, control the land’s many trees and plants from getting burned, or keep the water beings from accidentally putting out their fires. In the video, we see the different parts and how they work together, which gives us an idea of how the movie might go. A water-being sneezes, and a land being’s grass grows. An air-being is excited to smell the flowers growing from a land-being’s armpit, but a land-being with a wooden nose pulls her child away from the burning Ember as she goes by.
In the same way, when she walks by an air-being, a part of his head disappears and returns after she leaves. And when Wade tries to help Ember pick up her dropped headphones and water drips from his hand, her hand sizzles and says, “Ow.” Ember is the only fire-being on the train, and she seems to be wearing a coat made of heat-resistant material. This may be because she has a lot of heat and needs to protect the other Element City residents from it. The movie’s story seems to be about Ember’s struggles to get around the city and make friends with its people.
After the two main characters meet, the screen shows the phrase “opposites react,” a play on the saying “opposites attract.” This makes many watchers wonder if Elemental will have a romantic element and if the tall drink of water will fall in love with this new flame. We’ll have to wait and see if they get a little (PG-rated) hot as they try to make a difference in their city.
Elemental: Cast Details
Mamoudou Athie gives Wade Ripple a voice. Wade is said to be someone who goes with the flow. Since he doesn’t like to cause trouble, he seems uneasy when he and Ember start to make trouble in the Elemental world.
Elemental will be Mamoudou Athie’s first time doing voice acting. Still, people may recognize him as Ramsay Cole in the 2022 movie Jurassic World: Dominion or as the curious VHS fan in the Netflix horror series Archive 81.
Leah Lewis will be the one to give Ember Lumen a voice. Ember is one crazy person. She looks longingly at the busy, high-tech city across the bridge from the roof of her home on what looks like a fire island. She dreams of a world where she doesn’t have to live in fear.
Leah Lewis is known for her roles as the smart, loving underdog Ellie Chu in the Netflix drama The Half of It and as Georgia ‘George’ Fan in the Nancy Drew series. Lewis’s first voice acting part will also be in Elemental, but she is already working on her next. In the upcoming animated adventure film The Tiger’s Apprentice, Lewis will be the voice of Rav. The rest of the group is almost entirely Asian or Pacific Islander, including Sandra Oh from Killing Eve and Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians.
With the full video, Pixar showed who else will be in the movie besides Athie and Lewis. Ronnie del Carmen (Soul) will voice Ember’s father, Bernie. Shila Ommi (Tehran) will say Ember’s mother, Cinder. Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) will voice Wade’s boss Gale, and Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) will say Wade’s mother, Brook. Newcomer Mason Wertheimer will voice Ember’s neighbor Clod, and Joe Pera (Joe Pera Talks with You) will voice Fern, who is described as an “overgrown city bureaucrat.”
Will Elemental Be In Theaters?
Like Lightyear before it, Elemental will only be shown in movie theatres. Disney used to let people watch their films early through Disney+ Premiere Access, which cost an extra $30 per movie on top of the audience’s monthly subscription. However, since many of its films are going back to theatres, Disney has eliminated the straight-to-streaming method.
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Where We Can Watch Elemental?
When Elemental is ready to watch, it will probably only be on Disney+. The company usually lets its full-length films play in theatres for 45 to 90 days before they can be bought or watched online.
Is There A Trailer?
Pixar’s social media sites gave us a video on March 28, 2023. This gives us a better idea of what to expect from Elemental, a deeper look at the world, and more footage of our two main characters.
Take a look here:
This Summer, meet the residents of Element City
— Pixar (@Pixar) March 28, 2023
A shorter teaser video for Elemental was also released. It showed us a quick look at the setting of the movie. In it, we see a train of water, air, earth, and fire characters. This is where our lead couple meets.
Take a look below…
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