Recently we appreciated the trailer of the upcoming Pixar film, Elemental. When we first watch the trailer, it might remind us of Avatar, the successful animated series by Nickelodeon, since the film is based on the four elements, water, fire, air, and earth. Actually, in the movie, the elements are the characters who live in harmony in a city. This project by Pixar and Disney is set to release on June 16, 2023. The film is directed by Peter Sohn and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, since it was announced soon, here is everything we know about Elemental.
What is Elemental about?
Elemental is an upcoming American computer-animated film. It will be Pixar’s 27th animated film. In a city where fire, water, earth, and air residents live together, here we get to know Wade (who is from the water element), and Ember (who is from the fire element) a couple with two different elements who will try their best to stay together. Since the elements of both characters are the complete opposite, it will be hard for the couple.
Where did the director get his inspiration from?
Peter Sohn confirmed he did not get inspired by the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender. He kept alleging that he is an Avatar fan, but the movie is completely different. In fact, the story is inspired by the director’s own parents, some Korean immigrants who came to New York. Sohn was inspired by his experiences when building the film. Sohn said “I’ve always seen my parents as parents, but, when I had my first job outside the family business, I started to see them as people, and that change really affected me. With all the stories they would tell about coming to the United States, my empathy grew for them”. Sohn parent’s passed away while the director was making the film.
Who will feature in the film?
So far there are only two actors confirmed for the film. They will be the voices of the main characters Ember and Wade. Ember Lumen is voiced by Leah Lewis, meanwhile, Wade Ripple is voiced by Mamoudou Athie.
Is there a trailer for Elemental?
There is, it was released on November 17, 2022, and it shows our main characters and how they meet, which seems a very cliche way of meeting somebody. Also, the trailer displays a public transportation where all elements are together. This shows water, fire, eath and air can live perfectly in Element City. The most important part of the trailer is in the end when Wade and Ember meet, we already know the challenge that is coming to our main characters. The trailer can be watched on Youtube and the official Pixar Twitter account.
Is Elemental an Inside Out sequel?
No, it is not, Inside Out 2 will come out in 2024 since it was announced at the 2022 D23 Expo. It was also announced on the official Pixar Twitter page. According to Disney, the company has set June 14, 2024, as the release of the film. Elemental’s plot is not related to Inside Out even though the animation looks similar. Both films do not even share the same director, since Inside Out was directed by Pete Docter.
Will there be more Pixar films in 2023?
So far, Elemental has been the only one announced. Pixar had a busy 2022, by releasing Turning Red and Lightyear. Neither Pixar nor Disney have announced any new projects apart from Elemental, which became known earlier this year.
Elemental is a movie that can be enjoyed in the cinema on June 16 of next year. Peter Sohn explained, the movie has no relation with the Nickelodeon series Avatar and it is not related to Inside Out either.