Pixar studios have just unveiled the very first preview of their 27th film, scheduled for the summer of 2023. Entitled “Elemental”, the feature film will take place in a universe inhabited by characters who master the earth’s natural elements.
elemental : on the program of the next Pixar
Pixar Studios has just shared the pitch and first concept art for their upcoming production. Entitled elemental, the film will be the 27th of the firm created in 1986. While the release is scheduled for the summer of 2023, the feature film will be directed by Peter Sohn, to whom we already owe the endearing Arlo’s Journeyand will be produced by Denise Ream (Arlo’s Journey, Cars 2). Peter Sohn has also worked as an animator on Ratatouille, The Incredibles or on The Looney Tunes take action for Warner. He also lent his voice to Scott “Squishy” Squibbles in Monsters Academia and to Sox in the future Buzz Lightning.
The story ofelemental will follow the adventures of an amazing couple, Ember and Wade, in a town populated by locals who have mastered the natural elements of our planet: water, fire, wind and earth. The two individuals, one from the world of water, the other from the world of fire, will discover that they have a lot in common. The first concept art and the visual of the title (below) promise a colorful and exotic adventure in a universe still unexplored by the studio.
A film inspired by his childhood
Peter Sohn recently said that his feature film will draw a lot of inspiration from his own childhood in the 1970s in New York:
My parents immigrated from Korea in the early 1970s and started a grocery store in the Bronx. We were one of those families who ventured into a new country with dreams and hopes – all mixed together in a great bath of cultures and languages in pretty little neighborhoods. That’s what led me to Elemental. Our story is inspired by the natural elements – fire, water, earth and air. Some elements mix with each other, and some don’t. What if these elements were alive?
Summer 2023 is still far away. Fortunately for fans of the Pixar company, the firm with the desk lamp is already in store for a major surprise in the coming months. Indeed, the June 22fans of the saga Toy Story will be able discover the origins of Buzz through the movie Buzz Lightning. Directed by Angus MacLane, it is one of the company’s most anticipated films since The Incredibles 2.
elementalmeanwhile, promises to take viewers to new horizons with this completely new production, born from the mind of Peter Sohn.