Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming animated movie Elemental. This movie is about the journey of the 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.”
The teaser is about Ember as it leads up to her meeting with Wade. Ember is a tough and fiery young woman, and Wade is a fun, happy guy.
Actors Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World: Dominion) and Leah Lewis (Half of It) are voicing the character Wade (water) and Ember (fire), respectively. They explained earlier that the movie dives into how two people who are different and still can be friends.
The movie is being directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur), and he offered some insight into where this idea came from:
“The idea [for Elemental] started with my parents. As immigrants to the U.S. from Korea in the ’70s, they had no family, nothing. But they managed to create a life here in New York and just like them, many people have left their people and families to a new land, with hopes and dreams, all mixing into one big salad bowl of cultures, languages and neighborhoods.
“We were among many families who ventured to a new land with hopes and dreams — all of us mixing into one big salad bowl of cultures, languages, and beautiful little neighborhoods. That’s what led me to Elemental.”
Elemental looks like a fantastic new Pixar movie, and it’s set to release on June 16th, 2023.